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Parolee arrested following pursuit through Santa Maria

Santa Maria police
Posted at 8:58 AM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 11:58:17-04

A parolee was arrested following a pursuit through Santa Maria Sunday night.

Santa Maria police say officers responded at around 10:15 p.m. to Conserve Fuel on the 900 block of East Betteravia after receiving reports of a fight and someone with a gun.

As officers were pulling up, police say they saw the suspect vehicle driving away.

A pursuit began, eventually ending on the 700 block of East Maripoa where police say the driver got out of the vehicle and ran off.

A perimeter was set up in the area and officers say the suspect was taken into custody.

A Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s helicopter assisted police with the search following the vehicle pursuit.

The suspect was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of evading police, obstructing officers and violating parole.

Police say no gun was found in the vehicle or along the pursuit route, but a follow-up investigation will take place.