He Ran, But Couldn’t Hide

He Ran, But Couldn’t Hide

Rudy Ramos and Angelina Tejada

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — In a clear demonstration of just how long the Long Arm of the Law truly is, Santa Barbara County Sheriffs, marshalling resources from their Special Investigation Bureau, the Special Enforcement Team, the Compliance Response Team, and the Santa Maria Police Department, have arrested 28-year-old Rudy Ramos, a man described by SBSD Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover as having an “extensive criminal history.”

Compelling this most recent arrest of Ramos was a vehicle pursuit that took place during the night of April 30, 2016.

Ramos’ BMW was the subject of a mere “traffic enforcement stop” that turned into a high-speed chase when he failed to yield and bring his car to a halt.

In spite of the deployment of SBSD Air Support helicopter surveillance of the BMW and its multiple collisions during the course of Ramos’ evasion, he managed to eventually flee on foot and avoid arrest.

His passenger that evening, 23-year-old Santa Maria resident Angelina Tejada, wasn’t quite so agile and was apprehended and arrested pursuant to her outstanding felony warrants.

While Ramos avoided capture that night, an examination of his vehicle revealed a “loaded .410 gauge modified shotgun, several .38 special rounds, drug paraphernalia, and luggage belonging to both Tejeda and Ramos.”

But ten days later, in the wee hours of the morning of May 10th, the aforementioned law enforcement units arrived at a Santa Maria home in what was no doubt an impressive display of force. Because Ramos was known to have been a felon in possession of a firearm, an overwhelming police presence was required to assure public safety in his apprehension, and he was taken into custody without further problems.

Ramos was then transported to Santa Barbara County Jail, where he remains on a no-bail hold.

Photos: Courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking

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