Vehicle Crashes Near Home After Pursuit

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Update by the Santa Barbara Police Department
6:15 p.m., June 14, 2017

On 06/14/2017 at around 1 pm, Santa Barbara Police Officers located a vehicle (a silver sedan) driving in the 400 block of Garden St. It was determined the vehicle had been recently reported as stolen.  The Officers asked for additional units to respond to assist in initiating a traffic stop.  The vehicle turned onto Haley St eastbound toward Milpas St as additional personnel arrived.  A traffic stop was initiated (lights and siren) in the 900 block of east Haley St.  The vehicle failed to stop and began fleeing from the patrol vehicles at a higher rate of speed.  The stolen vehicle turned southbound onto Alisos St and continued to drive at a high rate of speed.  Several dangerous vehicle code violations including running stop signs were observed and reported by the pursuing Officers.  The on duty Watch Commander determined the safety of the public was being placed a risk and elected to terminate/canceled the pursuit.  Officer began to disengage from the pursuit by backing away from the vehicle and terminating their lights and sirens.  However, the vehicle continued to speed southbound on Alisos St.  Upon reaching Carpinteria St the vehicle collided near the intersection with another vehicle.  The suspect vehicle did not stop after the initial collision and drove east toward La Cadena St on Carpinteria St.  As it neared La Cadena St it collided with a second vehicle and a city parking sign and was disabled. 

Officer responded to both collision scenes and quickly determined the driver was fleeing on foot from the second scene.  A short foot pursuit of the driver of the stolen vehicle commenced.  However, she gave up a short while later and was arrested and taken into custody without further incident.  The driver was later identified as 26 year old, Luisa Lucero Uribe of Santa Barbara.  Uribe sustained minor injuries from the collision and was treated at Cottage Hospital.  Uribe was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail for Felony evading, stolen vehicle, two counts of hit and run, a felony warrant, three misdemeanor warrants and after trying to smuggle controlled substances into the County Jail, possession of controlled substances and smuggling contraband into a custodial facility. 

The passenger in the vehicle was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and was connected as well to the stolen vehicle.  He was identified as 24 year old, Jose Francisco Gonzalez.  He is a current resident of Santa Barbara and was taken into custody at the second collision scene.  He was also booked at Santa Barbara County Jail for vehicle theft/stolen vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia and a no bail probation violation.  

No one other than the driver of the stolen vehicle sustained any injuries from the incident.  No additional information is available for release. 

Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
1:12 p.m., June 14, 2017

A vehicle crashed into a house on Carpinteria Avenue in Santa Barbara. SBPD and emergency response personnel are on the scene of a stolen car that was driven into a house in the 1100 block of Carpinteria Ave. The car was allegedly stolen by the daughter of the car owner.

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ZeroHawk Jun 15, 2017 11:17 AM
Vehicle Crashes Near Home After Pursuit

so, they initiated a high speed pursuit in residential neighborhoods over theft? How is that helping with public safety? All they need to do is radio it in....you can't ditch the ghetto birds in the air....hope all involved are ok .

a-1566466890 Jun 15, 2017 12:21 PM
Vehicle Crashes Near Home After Pursuit

I have to agree with you zerohawk. I like officers to mean business but not at the risk of the public's safety. A pursuit in a busy neighborhood in the middle of the day doesn't sound safe for just some type of theft

Roger Jun 14, 2017 02:08 PM
Vehicle Crashes Near Home After Pursuit

The daughter took the car without permission I heard that call go out on Tuesday. I don't know if she was bringing the car back joyriding or what but she crashed into one vehicle at Voluntario and Carpinteria, another on the curb before crashing into the house. I have no pictures but news folks were on scene and they got pictures. I was on my way to the store heard the call and went on foot....All I got

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