Fleeing Felon Arrested
Goleta- January 4th, 2013
This afternoon at 12:30 P.M., Patrol Deputies observed a known Felon. Deputies attempted to affect a Traffic Stop on South Fairview Ave. near the Santa Barbara Airport. The suspect, Binisio Nicolas PEREDA, failed to yield and a Vehicle Pursuit was initiated. Suspect PEREDA exited onto Highway 217 (Ward Memorial Blvd.) driving up the Exit/Off Ramp and continued to drive the Wrong Way toward Highway 101.
Several law enforcement personnel from the California Highway Patrol, U.C.S.B. Police Department, County Probation, Santa Barbara Police Department and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office along with the our County Air Support Unit and Canine Team all responded to the area of Ward Drive and Hollister Ave. where the suspect vehicle was last observed by several witnesses. Deputies were then directed to the Mobile Home Park on Ward Drive by other witnesses and to the fresh water lake where mobile home park staff advised Deputies that the suspect has abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot. Canine Handler Deputy Patrick Hayes and his canine, Gango, began an active track that lead through the lagoon and toward the Goleta Slough area, where the Air Support Unit observed a subject to be swimming in the lagoon. Several law enforcement personnel responded to the lagoon and were able to talk the suspect into swimming to shore and surrendering.
Suspect PEREDA was taken into custody without further incident and handcuffed on the shoreline. He was transported back to the bike path and transported by ambulance to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital for medical evaluation and clearance. He was then transported and booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail for violation of several charges from today’s offenses (Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Felony Evading and Felony Resisting) and for multiple outstanding Felony Warrants.
Today’s capture and arrest culminates several law enforcement agencies efforts in taking Suspect PEREDA into custody over the past several weeks in which he has put the general public’s safety at risk. Suspect PEREDA is a Hispanic Male, 26 years old/11-28-1986, 5’10” tall, 200 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes with a home address in the City of Lompoc.
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