Sacramento residents arrested after pursuit

February 5, 2010 1:07:11 PM PST
Two Sacramento residents were arrested Thursday in Santa Rosa after leading police on a vehicle chase in an allegedly stolen car.

An officer tried to stop a Buick LeSabre for an undisclosed vehicle code infraction at Cleveland Avenue and Terry Lane around 9:20 a.m., Sgt. Andrew Romero said.

The Buick sped away onto southbound U.S. Highway 101, reaching speeds up to 80 mph, and onto Third Street in Railroad Square, Romero said.

The Buick side-swiped two other cars on Fifth Street causing minor damage but no injuries, Romero said. The Buick eventually stopped on Third Street and Surrey Drive in west Santa Rosa.

The driver and a female passenger ran but the third occupant of the car surrendered and was released after questioning, Romero said.

Fifteen officers set up a perimeter in the area and arrested the driver and female passenger on West Third Street after a 45-minute search, Romero said.

The Buick and firearms had been reported stolen, Romero said. Police did not say where the thefts occurred.

The driver, Gabriel Antony Perez, 19, was arrested on suspicion of evading police, possession of a stolen vehicle and a stolen firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm, hit-and-run and on a no-bail warrant for burglary in Sacramento County, Romero said.

Stephanie Ann Julian, 31, was arrested for possession of stolen property. Both were booked into the Sonoma County jail.