Goleta Woman Arrested Following Pursuit

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

Just before midnight last night, July 29, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a gas station and convenience store on Winchester Canyon in the City of Goleta to investigate a report of a suspicious subject who had walked into the store wearing a hoodie and gloves. The reporting party was concerned the store was about to be robbed and that a dark grey Toyota minivan was possibly associated with the suspicious male.
Deputies arrived within minutes and spotted a minivan matching the description behind the gas station. As Deputies approached the vehicle, it quickly left the scene. Working under the suspicion that the van was associated with a possible robbery, deputies attempted to pull over the minivan. The minivan did not yield and ran through several stop signs. The pursuit continued for about five minutes before the minivan slowed, jumped a curb and hit a street sign on Hollister Avenue by Frederick Lopez Road. The driver of the minivan, 35-year Maryam Burgazi of Goleta, fled the scene of the accident on foot. After a short foot pursuit, Burgazi was taken into custody without further incident.

With the assistance of UCSB Police officers, the clerk of the gas station and convenience store was contacted and did not report a robbery. The suspicious male subject was not located.

Burgazi was arrested on charges of evading a peace officer/reckless driving and fleeing the scene of a traffic collision. She was also booked on several outstanding warrants for trespassing, possession of a controlled substance, misappropriation of lost property, being under the influence of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.

Burgazi is being held at the Santa Barbara County Jail on $265,000 bail.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office contracts with the City of Goleta for police services.

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gsurfdog Jul 31, 2018 08:28 AM
Goleta Woman Arrested Following Pursuit

Emaciated and sunken/hollow looking. Maybe she'll get a wake up call and hopefully turn her life around. Not looking too good right now though

a-1568566794 Jul 30, 2018 09:35 PM
Goleta Woman Arrested Following Pursuit

She has quite a rap sheet just from this year. I do pity her, she looks like hell, and she's a domestic violence victim. Not that that excuses all of her crimes.

a-1568566794 Jul 30, 2018 03:32 PM
Goleta Woman Arrested Following Pursuit

@9563 She left a dude in the convenience store who split after the cops showed up and chased her. She would have been much better off just staying parked in her van.

a-1568566794 Jul 30, 2018 03:14 PM
Goleta Woman Arrested Following Pursuit

So.. she just went to the gas station to buy something, didn't rob anyone or anything, minding her own business. Police are called, she freaks out and chaos ensues. Wonder what would have happened if the clerk didn't freak out? She would have went home with a pack of gum and doritos and everyone is ok?

Roger Jul 30, 2018 02:43 PM
Goleta Woman Arrested Following Pursuit

She lives in the same area of that couple who ran from the city PD for several hours off Alamar and Constance a few months ago..

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