Three Suspects Arrested Following Solvang Pursuit

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Three Suspects Arrested Following Solvang Pursuit
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Update by edhat staff
4:40 p.m., January 8, 2020

Three Suspects Arrested After Vehicle Pursuit

At approximately 11:24 a.m. this morning, a Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop a tan colored Toyota Camry for speeding in the area of the roundabout at Highway 246 and Purisima Road. The driver failed to yield and accelerated to speeds near 100 mph. The vehicle headed towards Buellton, passing vehicles on the wrong side of the roadway. At the intersection of Highway 246 and Avenue of the Flags, the vehicle turned northbound and was involved in a minor traffic collision. The driver made a U-turn a short way down Avenue of the Flags and turned back onto Highway 246 where they were involved in another minor traffic collision. In that same moment, Sheriff’s Deputies terminated the pursuit in observation of public safety concerns. 

The suspect vehicle continued through Buellton after the pursuit terminated. About 30 minutes later, deputies were alerted that several people in the area of Skytt Mesa had called 911 to report suspects running from a tan Camry. Deputies responded to the area as the suspects scattered in different directions. Within a few minutes, one suspect was arrested and deputies requested a shelter in place be sent to the area of Skytt Mesa and Hans Christian Andersen Park while they continued their search. Two additional suspects were arrested within 10 minutes. Deputies along with a Sheriff’s K9 and County Air Support combed the area for the outstanding suspect. At approximately 12:50 p.m., the shelter in place was lifted as it was believed that the outstanding suspect was out of the immediate area.  

One of the suspects taken into custody is a minor with an outstanding Juvenile warrant whose identity cannot be released. The second suspect is 24-year-old Jasen Robles from Santa Maria who has an outstanding warrant for a stolen vehicle and robbery. The third suspect is 20-year-old Maya Winters from Santa Maria. The outstanding suspect is described as a Hispanic male with facial hair wearing a dark hoodie. Anyone with information about the identity of the outstanding suspect is encouraged to call our anonymous tip line at 805-681-4171 or on our website. 


Update by edhat staff
1:15 p.m., January 8, 2020

Lockdown Lifted in Solvang

According to scanner traffic, the suspects were apprehended by authorities.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office officially lifted the shelter in place around 1:00 p.m. but has not released any further information yet.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.


By edhat staff
12:09 p.m., January 8, 2020

Sheriff Orders Lockdown in Solvang During Search for Suspects

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has locked down a Solvang neighborhood while they search for three suspects.

As of noon on Wednesday, residents in the Skytt Mesa neighborhood and in the area of Hans Christian Andersen Park are being asked to shelter in place while Sheriff's Deputies search for three suspect that fled on foot following a vehicle pursuit.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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a-1580210207 Jan 09, 2020 07:55 AM
Three Suspects Arrested Following Solvang Pursuit

Having to drop pursuit is the safe option and rightfully so. The sacrifice is potentially loosing suspects and their disposal of evidence. To the contrary, if suspects want pursuit dropped, they can attempt to evade erratically by causing purposeful accidents, knowing pursuit will be dropped. It's a law enforcement catch-22. It also leads to the future argument for having remote-auto turnoff devices (similar to lojack).

CoastWatch Jan 08, 2020 01:15 PM
Three Suspects Arrested Following Solvang Pursuit

The headline should read "Solvang Neighborhood".... Suspects (4) were in a CHP pursuit on HWY 101 and got off in Buellton- They hit over 100mph and hit a few cars in Buellton- Continued down 246 until Solvang and drove into the Skytt Mesa neighborhood before fleeing and went into the nearby Park which is where they were caught.

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