Police chasing suspect on foot in Paso Robles after vehicle pursuit on Highway 101

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UPDATE: This morning the Atascadero Police Department received a report of a located, unoccupied stolen vehicle in the Santa Margarita area. While in route, APD was notified that a suspect had entered the vehicle and began driving toward Atascadero. Officers located the vehicle near the southern city limits of Atascadero. When police hit the lights and siren, the vehicle accelerated and a vehicle pursuit was initiated.

Officers pursued the vehicle north on El Camino Real and attempted to disable the vehicle with the use of a spike strip, however it was ineffective. Officers continued to pursue the vehicle northbound on Highway 101 as the suspect drove erratically without any regard for citizens. The suspect quickly exited the highway on the Rosario on-ramp and continued north on El Camino Real, attempting to evade officers in pursuit. The suspect re-entered the freeway on the Santa Cruz on-ramp and continued north on Highway 101 at high rate of speed. The suspect unpredictably exited Highway 101 at Las Tables Rd., and continued west. Eventually the suspect's vehicle was located on the west side of Templeton by the San Luis Obispo Sherriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol. Deputies and CHP officers located the suspect in a vineyard after he stole an off-highway vehicle from the vineyard.

The suspect, Bradleigh Tabelin, 25, was taken into custody and later booked at the San Luis Obispo County jail. The suspect had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest, a suspended driver’s license and is on felony probation. The suspect was booked on a felony charge of failure to yield and possession of a stolen vehicle.

UPDATE: According to scanner traffic the suspect has been caught and is in custody at 1891 Kiler Canyon Rd. 

UPDATE: The suspect was last spotted in a vineyard at 1800 Kiler Canyon Rd. 

ORIGINAL STORY: According to the California Highway Patrol, Atascadero Police are currently in pursuit of a suspect who led officers on a chase along northbound Highway 101 in what's believed to be a stolen vehicle before bailing from the vehicle and leading officers on a foot chase through rural Paso Robles. According to public safety scanner traffic, the suspect, a white man in a red sweater and glasses, was last seen on the 1400 block of Kiler Canyon Rd. in Paso Robles.

We will update this story with more details when they are available.


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