Sheriff's K-9 Team Locates Wanted Suspects Hiding Underneath House Near Carpinteria
Carpinteria- February 23rd, 2017
A Sheriff’s K9 team located two wanted suspects hiding underneath a house on Padaro Lane near Carpinteria last night, February 22, 2017, following an extensive search and a pursuit that involved several law enforcement agencies. 23-year-old Erica Rogers of North San Diego County and 30-year-old Jacob San Nicholas of Santa Barbara were arrested and are in custody at the Santa Barbara County Jail. Both had warrants out for their arrest.
The incident began at approximately 5:30 p.m. when the Santa Barbara Police Department issued a “be on the lookout” for a white 2012 Mazda sedan that was recklessly evading in the 400 block of Santa Barbara Street. The vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed, running stoplights and failed to yield. A Sheriff’s deputy spotted the suspect vehicle a short time later heading southbound on Highway 101 near the San Ysidro off-ramp. Due to traffic and public safety concerns, deputies were not able to pursue the vehicle at a high rate of speed and lost sight of it when it exited the freeway in Summerland. California Highway Patrol Officers responded to assist with the search.
At approximately, 6:15 p.m. a resident in the 3200 block of Padaro Lane called 911 to report an abandoned vehicle in her driveway. CHP officers responded to the residence and confirmed it was the suspect vehicle, which had also been involved in a vehicle collision in Summerland.
Sheriff's deputies responded including two K-9 teams. After several hours of searching, at approximately 8:30 p.m.. a K-9 team located a male and female suspect hiding underneath a house in the crawlspace in the 3000 block of Padaro Lane. The two suspects were pulled out of the crawl space at gunpoint and arrested.
Rogers was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail on charges of possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia as well as several felony warrants. She is being held on $170,000 bail. San Nicholas was booked on charges of felony evading, the sale of methamphetamine, sale and transportation of a controlled substance and possession for sale of a controlled substance as well as a violation of probation. He is being held without bail.
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