Two Corona residents led sheriff’s deputies and a CHP airplane on a high-speed chase from Paso Robles to Shandon on Wednesday night after allegedly stealing power tools from a construction site.
At about 6:10 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a burglary at a home under construction on the 5500 block of Martingale Circle, according to a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office news release.
The home was under construction and the homeowner allegedly caught the couple, a man and a woman, in the act of stealing tools, sheriff’s spokesman Tony Cipolla said.
The homeowner chased the suspects as they drove on Estrella Road and onto Highway 46. A sheriff’s deputy in an unmarked patrol car was also driving Highway 46 when the suspects passed him on the right shoulder at about 100 mph, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
A CHP aircraft in the area spotted the vehicle and followed it to a home on the 1500 block of Cemetery Road in Shandon, where the deputy arrived as the couple was attempting to flee the vehicle on foot.
Derek Masaru Wolfe, 40, and Marissa Elena Mize, 23, both of Corona, were held at gunpoint until backup arrived and they were arrested.
Both remained in custody at the San Luis Obispo County Jail late Thursday. Wolfe was being held on suspicion of felony burglary and misdemeanor reckless driving, and Mize was being held on suspicion of felony burglary, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest. They were being held in lieu of $50,000 and $53,500 bail, respectively.