Photo: Kondzielaski under arrest
A deputy with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office nabbed a van thief as outlined in this statement from their official Facebook page.
“Friday night Deputy Block saw a white Ford Van driving on Highway 9 in Felton, which had been reported stolen from Ben Lomond earlier that day. Before deputy Block could turn on his lights, the driver pulled into QuikStop in Felton and started running away.
Deputy Block chased the suspect, now identified as Nicholas Kondzielaski.
Kondzielaski ran and hopped a fence into a nearby backyard, but it wasn’t long before Deputy A. Martinez and Block found him.
Kondzielaski was arrested for a felony warrant, vehicle theft, driving on a suspended license and other charges.”