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Deputies arrest three people after pursuit through Santa Ynez Valley, one person still outstanding

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Posted at 5:24 PM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 20:24:18-05

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Deputies first responded to a driver speeding at 11:24 a.m. Wednesday.

According to a press release, 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 deputy says the driver failed to yield and accelerated to speeds near 100 mph, heading towards Buellton, passing vehicles on the wrong side of the roadway.

During the pursuit the driver of the Camry caused two minor traffic collisions along Highway 246 near Avenue of the Flags. Following these collisions deputies decided to stop the pursuit for concern of the public's safety.

About 30 minutes after the pursuit was terminated, deputies responded to reports of several people in the area of Skytt Mesa of suspects running from a tan Camry.

When deputies responded the suspects fled the area, running in different directions.

A shelter in place was issued for the area of Skytt Mesa and Hans Christian Andersen Park.

After a short search deputies arrested three people with support of a Sheriff's K9 and County Air Support

One of the suspects taken into custody is a minor with an outstanding Juvenile warrant.

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 search continues for one other suspect. Anyone with information about the identity of the outstanding suspect is encouraged to call the anonymous tip line at 805-681-4171.