Ramona man arrested for vehicle theft

A 35-year-old Ramona man was arrested last week on suspicion of felony evading, vehicle theft and other charges after a pursuit that ended by Seventh and I streets.

Stan Elasser was seen by a deputy, on Wednesday, May 25, getting into a stolen vehicle that was under surveillance, and driving away. Elasser failed to stop when police tried to initiate a traffic stop, according to a news release.

Police pursued Elasser to an area off Old Julian Highway and briefly lost sight of the vehicle after it plowed through a fence, collided with another fence and got stuck, Sgt. Christina Bavencoff said.

Police then received information that the possible suspect was picked up and taken to an area by Seventh and I streets, said Bavencoff. A perimeter was set up in the 700 block of I Street. The suspect reportedly fled through residents’ backyards and did not comply with a deputy’s commands.

The sheriff’s K-9 unit responded and located the suspect in a heavy brush ravine area. He was then taken into custody.



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