A search was underway Saturday night in Vandenberg Village for a suspect wanted by law enforcement officers.
The search, for which multiple law enforcement officers converged on Vandenberg Vandenberg, followed a pursuit that began in Orcutt and involved speeds hitting 100 mph, according to emergency dispatch reports.
The pursuit ended in Vandenberg Village because of danger.
However, Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputies were searching for a wanted suspect in the Vandenberg Village area with much of their efforts focused near Rigel and Alcor avenues along with Mizar Place.
“Please avoid the area while deputies and K9 search for the subject,” Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Raquel Zick said on Twitter.
A helicopter circling above Vandenberg Village helped guide deputies as they checked residences and yards in the neighborhood. Deputies called off the search at about 9 p.m. with the suspect still on the loose.
The suspect, identified as Clinton Cellona, was last seen on Arcturus Avenue near Alcor Avenue. He was described as 6 feet 2 inches tall, 190 pounds and wearing dark clothing.
Two hours later, deputies returned to Alcor Avenue for a medical emergency.
The patient was transported by ground ambulance to Lompoc Airport to be loaded onto the CalStar medical helicopter so he could be taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
Authorities did not confirm if the patient was the man they had been seeking.
Cellona has an outstanding warrant for felony battery, Zick said.
“Please call 911 if you see this subject in the area,” she added.
Additional details were not immediately available.
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