Police Arrest Julio Ochoa for Stealing Vehicle in Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA (February 06, 2021) – On Thursday, police arrested 29-year-old Julio Ochoa of Santa Barbara after ramming a police vehicle near Rose Garden Inn.
Police thought that a vehicle was unoccupied but they identified it as a reported stolen vehicle.
However, when they approached the vehicle they saw a man reclined in the driver seat. Officers ordered him to get out of the vehicle.
The driver refused and immediately reversed the car into the unoccupied patrol car.
Then, the driver tried to drive away but crashed into another car.
Moreover, one of the officers broke the driver’s window of the suspect’s vehicle and used his Taser to stop the driver.
The authorities booked Ochoa into Santa Barbara County Jail on several charges, seven arrest warrants, and a parole violation.
He sustained minor injuries from the incident. No officers were hurt in the crash.
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