Sheriff's Deputies Pursue and Arrest Suspect in Stolen Car
Buellton - September 23rd, 2013
At around 6:45 a.m. this morning, Sheriff’s Deputies at the main station parking
lot on Calle Real in Santa Barbara received a LoJack activation alert which
notified them that a stolen car was in the area. The vehicle was confirmed to
be a black ,Lincoln Navigator that had been reported stolen out of Cardiff in
San Diego County. Sheriff’s Deputies began tracking the signal and soon after
located the vehicle heading northbound on Highway 101 near Winchester Canyon.
Several Sheriff’s Patrol Units
responded as back-up. A felony stop of the vehicle was initiated but the driver
refused to yield and instead accelerated. A pursuit ensued northbound on
Highway 101 and reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. During the
chase, the suspect exited and reentered the freeway at three locations which
included Refugio Road, Mariposa Reina and the Gaviota Rest Stop. When the
suspect got to the area of Pork Palace in Buellton, he made a U-turn and
proceeded southbound for less than a mile, then made another U-turn and resumed
northbound on the freeway.
About four miles north of Los
Alamos, California Highway Patrol Officers used a spike strip to disable the
vehicle. The suspect surrendered to Sheriff’s Deputies without incident.
33-year-old Jason John Dobbie from San Diego County was arrested and charged
with driving a stolen vehicle and for evading police. He was booked into the
Santa Barbara County Jail on $75,000 bail.
The Sheriff’s Office credits the
owner of the vehicle for using a vehicle theft tracking system. After-market
services like LoJack allow law enforcement to track vehicles that are stolen and
return them back to their owners.
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