The San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office has a man in custody after he attempted to flee deputies in a vehicle chase through the county.
According to the sheriff’s office, they received a call on Thursday around 11:49 a.m. regarding a car burglary in progress in the parking lot at the base of Bishop Peak on Foothill Boulevard near San Luis Obispo. Police received a vehicle description from a witness at the scene.
The witness told deputies the suspect’s vehicle was a white, Dodge pick-up truck. Deputies from the sheriff’s Coast Station saw the vehicle around 8:20 a.m. traveling on Los Osos Valley Road in the Los Osos area. According to the sheriff’s office, deputies attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle did not yield and a pursuit began.
Officers chased the suspect vehicle through Los Osos to northbound Highway 1 and then through Morro Bay before the suspect turned eastbound on Highway 41.
With help from CHP and Atascadero Police, officers were able to close Hwy 42 and deploy spike strips. The vehicle ran over the strips and was disabled.
Deputies arrested Cory Sidartha Martines, 36, Paso Robles without incident. No one was injured during the pursuit that lasted about 20 minutes with recorded speeds in excess of 90 mph. Martines was booked into SLO County Jail for burglary and evading arrest. Martines also had two outstanding felony warrants for drug-related probation violations.