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Alleged Gang Fight Leads to Car Chase

Three Suspects Arrested; Police Continue Investigation


Tuesday, April 3, 2012
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An alleged gang fight led to a very real car chase Monday night.

Immediately following the brawl in the 1200 block of East Mason Street, reported police, a silver-colored sedan was spotted fleeing the scene, driving westbound on Mason Street. A police officer responded to the call and — after identifying the three occupants as suspects in the fight — attempted to pull the car over for a traffic stop. The driver failed to stop, and the chase began.

The suspects’ car, said a police spokesperson, sped north on Milpas and then west on Gutierrez Street, running red lights and stop signs in the process. At one point, the car drove on the wrong side of the street. Shortly thereafter, said the spokesperson, the chase ended when the suspect vehicle crashed into a streetlight on the corner of Gutierrez and Chapala streets.

The chase then continued on foot. Officers were able to apprehend the three suspects, all of whom are 18-year-old males. One of the men was tackled, and another one was Tasered. One sustained a facial injury in the crash. All three were taken into custody for resisting arrest, and two have been booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail.

The names of suspects are being withheld as the investigation is ongoing, said the spokesperson.

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AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
April 3, 2012 at 3:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

They're good boys, they don't hurt nobody! (yeah, right) :) henry

hank (anonymous profile)
April 3, 2012 at 6:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Devolopers and their supporters say "It's called 'progress' ". I call it stuffing ten pounds of humanity into a five-pound sack.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
April 3, 2012 at 6:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I am a member of the Latino's Against Making Examples of Gang or Unidentified Youths (or LAME GUY for short) and I am outraged that they would try and make these fine young men examples of what the "man" has done to "us" by locking them up or making them suffer any consequences for their behavior. I would like to start a petition to get these young men out of jail immediately, and that they be paid for any inconvenience the police might have cost them. I agree with you sir, these are great boys, all they need is for someone to take care of them and nurture them. Al Sharpton!!! Where are you Al?

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
April 3, 2012 at 6:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)

So much understanding and hope for recovery here...

ahem (anonymous profile)
April 4, 2012 at 12:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Sounds like they ran out of strikes (three your a Lifer) and refused to go back to Prison, then again , maybe they were scared of being deportated by ICE?

dou4now (anonymous profile)
April 4, 2012 at 7:53 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Don't the police have more important things to do like crosswalk stings?

bimboteskie (anonymous profile)
April 4, 2012 at 11:05 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Let's bake them an iced beancake to congratulate them on their dunder-headed graduation into the prison bigtime! Well done, boys. Have fun wearing and sharing the cell-mop wigs!

Draxor (anonymous profile)
April 4, 2012 at 5:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Draxor: "Have fun wearing and sharing the cell-mop wigs!"

HAHAHAHA! Would those be for the Cell Block B talent show?

AZ2SB: "I am a member of the Latino's Against Making Examples of Gang or Unidentified Youths (or LAME GUY for short)"

HAHAHAHA! Do you get jumped in if you want to join LAME GUY?

Just another day in paradise, Santa Barbara "progressive" style :) henry

hank (anonymous profile)
April 5, 2012 at 11:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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