Santa Maria Carjacking Suspect Arrested Following Collision

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Update by edhat staff
January 28, 2020

Santa Maria Police have arrested a suspected carjacker who led a high-speed pursuit resulting in two injuries on Monday.

Jamie Gonzalez, 30, was arrested on several charges including evading police and causing injury, hit and run, resisting arrest, carjacking, and possibly driving under the influence pending an investigation.

Police responded several reports of blue Dodge sedan driving recklessly through Santa Maria around 11:33 a.m. with the driver possibly high on methamphetamine.

Through several starts and stops of the pursuit, California Highway Patrol and a Santa Barbara County Sheriff's helicopter eventually joined and continued following Gonzalez on Highway 101 southbound where he exited off Beteravia Road onto Highway 135, according to the Santa Maria Police Department.

Gonzalez collided with a small bus used for transporting senior citizens at Union Valley Parkway and Orcutt Road around 1:30 p.m. He then exited the vehicle and attempted to carjack a vehicle before he was arrested.

Two people sustained minor injuries, the bus was empty at the time of the collision, reports the Santa Maria Police Department.

By edhat staff
January 27, 2020

Santa Maria Police were involved in a vehicle collision with two injuries on Monday afternoon.

At 1:30 p.m. Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to Union Valley Parkway and Orcutt Road in the Santa Maria Valley for a reported traffic accident. Upon arrival, they discovered police officers were involved in the collision.

There were two minor injuries. An investigation is underway into the cause of the collision.

Edhat will update this article with more information as soon as it's available.

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JB86 Jan 27, 2020 06:51 PM
Santa Maria Carjacking Suspect Arrested Following Collision

The collision was the end of a second pursuit of a wanted felon with a no-bail warrant for felony assault and other things. The suspect has a long record including resisting and assaulting police. Jaime is a bad boy who added half-a-dozen charges today.

Luvaduck Jan 29, 2020 10:01 AM
Santa Maria Carjacking Suspect Arrested Following Collision

When I read this stuff, it frustrates me that this or that person is allowed to cost the rest of us so much. There should be some way he has to work off the costs involved in chasing him down and arresting him and whatever else he racks up instead of repeatedly slapping his hand or storing him at more per year than attending most colleges.

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