High speed chase ends in Shandon with arrest of couple
On Thursday at about 6:10 p.m., San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a burglary of a home in the 5500 block of Martingale Circle in Paso Robles that was interrupted by the homeowner. The suspects were reportedly stealing tools from the home which was under construction.
When the suspects fled, the homeowner began pursuing the car containing 40-year-old Derek Wolfe and 23-year-old Marissa Mize, both of Corona, on Estrella Road and approaching Highway 46. Sheriff’s Commander Ken Conway was driving an unmarked sheriff’s patrol unit on Highway 46, when he heard the call dispatched over the radio. As he was attempting to gather more details, the suspect’s car reportedly passed him on the right hand shoulder of the road while traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour.
A California Highway Patrol airplane was in the area of the incident and was able to locate and follow overhead while calling out the suspect’s location and speed which had at that point reached 120 miles per hour.
The suspect’s car turned into a private driveway off of Highway 46 in the 1500 block of Cemetery Road in Shandon. The airplane was able to relay the suspect’s location to the commander. The airplane maintained a visual on the suspects and began announcing on its PA system to surrender. While the suspects began fleeing their vehicle, the commander arrived on scene and ordered the suspects to the ground at gunpoint as additional units arrived to assist.
Wolfe was arrested for burglary and reckless driving. Mize was arrested for burglary, possession of a controlled substance, and resisting a peace officer. They were being held in lieu of $50,000 and $53,500 bail, respectively. Both currently remain in custody at the San Luis Obispo County Jail.