Two men have been arrested in connection with a stolen vehicle incident that occurred in February, according to the Santa Barbara Police Department.
A Santa Barbara resident reported a Subaru Outback stolen from the 300 block of West Padre Street on Feb. 6, police Sgt. John Ingram said.
“The keys to the vehicle were inadvertently left inside the vehicle,” Ingram said Friday. “The Subaru was equipped with a Starlink tracking system, which revealed the vehicle’s location in the 100 block of South Turnpike Road in Goleta.”
Santa Barbara County sheriff‘s deputies were dispatched to the area and located the occupied vehicle, Ingram said.
Authorities attempted a traffic stop, but the driver of the vehicle fled the scene, according to Ingram.
After a brief pursuit, the car was ultimately abandoned on La Buena Tierra in Goleta, and four occupants fled on foot.
Deputies searched the area and apprehended two juvenile suspects, Ingram said.
As part of a joint effort, the SBPD and the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department identified two other suspects.
Carlos Gabriel Barajas, 18, was arrested by Santa Barbara police on Feb. 20.
Carlos Manuel Rivera-Buenrostro, 18, was arrested on Feb. 28 by the SBPD special enforcement team.
Both men were arrested on suspicion of charges related to the stolen vehicle and pursuit, according to Ingram.