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(Photo by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department)

Authorities say a bizarre chase involving a stolen fire department pickup truck which started in Monterey County ended in Santa Barbara County, with the arrest of a man. T

he truck was spotted around noon today in Los Alamos. The driver headed towards Vandenberg Air Force Base on Highway 135, with speeds approaching 100 miles an hour at times.

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)

Detectives say a chase which started when two teenagers stole a van from a group home on the Central Coast led to seven people being injured in a chain reaction traffic accident.

Investigators say it started at about 6:30 Tuesday morning, when one of the teens assaulted an employee at the Santa Maria facility, and the two stole the van. Law enforcement officers started chasing the vehicle southbound on Highway 101 until the van’s tires were damaged, and it became disabled in the center divider a few miles north of Gaviota.

Two men are behind bars following a carjacking in Ventura County which ended following a chase and four city block search of a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley.

It started just before three a.m. Monday, when a man was getting into his truck near Oxnard Boulevard and Commercial Avenue in Oxnard. Police say two men armed with a rifle and knife carjacked the vehicle.

The South Coast was the scene of an unusual car chase which ended when the man apparently poisoned himself.

The LAPD notified the CHP at around 7:30 Wednesday morning that a wanted rape suspect might be driving in Ventura County.   Moments later, an officer spotted the suspect’s SUV headed northbound on Highway 101 in Oxnard.

Investigators are trying to figure out why a woman led law enforcement officers on a wild, more than 60 miles chase in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties.

The pursuit started at about four a.m. Tuesday on Highway 126 near Newhall.

Santa Barbara Police used two shots from a beanbag rifle on a man running from a stolen vehicle Monday.

The vehicle was spotted near Las Positas and the driver took off at a high speed southbound on the freeway.

A chase that lasted nearly an hour on the freeway, surface streets and on foot led to the arrest of two suspects in Santa Maria Thursday.

The pursuit flowed through both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.

After spotting a stolen car Wednesday afternoon in Santa Barbara, police attempted to pull it over.

Instead, the driver took off.

At least one person has been arrested following a car chase in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

A vehicle reported stolen in Kern County was spotted in the Santa Clarita area just before 11 a.m. Friday.  The car headed west on Highway 126. 

The car pulled off of the highway between Fillmore and Santa Paula, near Timber Canyon Road.  Television news helicopters showed a man and woman abandoning the vehicle, and running into a large orchard.

About 45 minutes later, one man was taken into custody.

Detectives say four people arrested following a wild car chase in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties are suspects in a string of commercial burglaries and strong arm robberies stretching across the state.

The four people were spotted in Thousand Oaks Tuesday morning, and when law enforcement officers tried to pull over their car, they fled north on Highway 101. They were finally arrested in Gaviota, after spike strips blew out some of the vehicle’s tires.

An incident that began with a reported reckless driver turned into a major chase Wednesday.

Police in Santa Barbara said the driver had pulled over at about 5:30, but then took off.

The car was went south on the freeway at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour, both on the shoulder and in and out of traffic.

Authorities are now identifying a man police say was a drug dealer who led officers on a wild car chase in Ventura County, in which he smashed into a police vehicle.

Simi Valley Police detectives tried to arrest Jose Flores yesterday afternoon in a supermarket parking lot on the 3600 block of Cochran Street. The Pacoima man refused to surrender, and rammed into a police unit which was trying to block his car. It led to a chase through some nearby neighborhoods.

An hour-long chase on and off freeways on the South Coast ended in the arrest of three adults.

It took place about 11 pm Thursday night, when Santa Barbara county sheriff's deputies tried to stop the driver of a car that had been reported stolen in the Goleta Valley.

The chase escalated, and eventually involved multiple law-enforcement officers, a helicopter and a canine unit.

The Central and South Coasts were floored by a wild chase this morning.

The pursuit, which included everything from a plane, a car, and a helicopter, ended when the man being pursued had to be rescued--from the face of a cliff.

KCLU’s John Palminteri has the story.

Two people are facing a variety of criminal charges following an early morning car, and foot chase in a South Coast community involving a Sheriff’s Department helicopter, and K-9 dogs.

A Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputy noticed two people sitting in a car parked outside of a convenience store on the 1100 block of Casitas Pass Road in Carpinteria around 3 a.m. yesterday.

When the officer ran the license plates, he discovered the car had been stolen in Simi Valley. An effort to stop the car as it was leaving led to a chase through Carpinteria.