Search for Supect Near VAFB
updated: Aug 19, 2013, 8:52 PM
On August 19, 2013, at approximately 3:40 PM, a CHP officer stopped a late model Honda Sedan
northbound on SR 1, north of Santa Lucia Canyon, for speeding. Upon contacting the male driver, it was
determined he was unlicensed. Shortly thereafter, the male driver fled the CHP officer, running across both
lanes of SR 1 and onto Vandenberg AFB property.
A CHP airplane and a Sheriff's helicopter responded to
the scene to search for the suspect, along with VAFB Security Forces. At approximately 5:20 PM, VAFB
Security Forces located the suspect and notified the CHP, who responded to the Visitor's Center at the base
and took the suspect into custody. The suspect, identified as 20 year old Luis Rodriguez Marquez, of
Santa Maria, was transported to the Santa Barbara County Jail and booked for resisting arrest and being
unlicensed. A 17 year old female passenger in the Honda was transported to Juvenile Hall in Santa Maria
and turned over to CPS.
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