Two people were arrested Saturday in what started out as an attempted vehicle theft west of Sebastopol and evolved into a 35-minute chase that ended west of Windsor.
About 9:50 a.m. Saturday, Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers responded to a ranch off Falstaff Road west of Sebastopol where a man and woman were trespassing and then tried to steal a truck from an adjacent vineyard, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
The property owner thwarted the truck theft, and the pair left the property on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Authorities later learned Camille Steele, 35, of Bodega Bay and 44-year-old Michael Greene of Santa Rosa both had felony warrants, and that they were staying at a house just north of Bodega Bay. At about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Steele was arrested in that area.
At about 5:25 p.m. Saturday, Greene was observed headed north on state Highway 1 near Coleman Beach on his motorcycle. A sheriff’s deputy tried to stop Greene, who instead sped away, leading officers on a 35-minute chase that ended on Westside Road between Guerneville and Windsor, where Greene’s motorcycle suffered mechanical failure. Officers had by then already retrieved a loaded pistol Greene allegedly threw into some bushes as he fled.
Both Greene and Steele were booked into the Sonoma County Jail in relation to various new charges and outstanding warrants, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said.
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