SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Santa Barbara Police, with the help of several agencies make an arrest in connection with a burglary in process and high speed chase. Justin Tyler Steele 25 years old from Santa Paula and Ryan Anthony Ramos 22 years old from Santa Paula are both in custody.
According to police, on 1-03-2013 at approximately 0630 hours, deputies from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department responded to Summerland on a report of a burglary in progress in the area of Calle Culebra.
The witness provided a description of the suspect vehicle as it fled the area. A deputy observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle US 101 south bound at Casitas Pass Road. The deputy stopped the vehicle on the freeway near Hwy 150.
As the deputies approached the vehicle, the driver accelerated and a pursuit was initiated. The suspect vehicle reached speeds in excess of 100 MPH. The CHP was notified and eventually took over the pursuit. The pursuit continued south and into the City of Oxnard.
The Oxnard Police Department was notified of the pursuit and assisted. The vehicle came to a stop in Oxnard and the two suspects in the vehicle fled on foot. With the assistance of the Ventura County Sheriff's helicopter and an Oxnard Police K-9 unit, the two suspects were taken into custody and booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail where they have since posted bail.
Recovered at the scene of the arrest was a large amount of stolen property and the vehicle the suspects were driving is also thought to be stolen. The investigation is on-going and it is believed that some of the property recovered may have been stolen from the City of Santa Barbara. We are asking anyone with information regarding these suspects, or you were a victim of a burglary in the early morning hours of January 3, 2013, to contact Detective Mike Scherbarth at (805)684- 5405 x423.
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