Man steals Cal Fireplace car, leads deputies on high-speed chase

A Nevada man accused of stealing a California Division of Forestry and Fireplace Safety car and main authorities on a high-speed chase, at occasions going about 100 mph, was arrested Friday.

Deputies have been notified round 1:11 p.m. that Cal Fireplace regulation enforcement personnel have been following a division utility car that had lately been stolen from Freeway 89 close to McCloud, in accordance with the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Workplace.

Sheriff’s items joined the chase because the stolen car approached the Miner Road exit on Interstate 5 and tried to cease the car, however they weren’t profitable, in accordance with the Sheriff’s Workplace.

The motive force continued northbound on the interstate, accelerating to speeds of about 100 mph, deputies stated.

Through the chase, the motive force, who was later recognized as 35-year-old Jeremy Austin Estep of Fernley, Nev., drove erratically, deputies stated.

Estep crossed the median and headed southbound on the 5 earlier than leaving the freeway and heading into Yreka, deputies stated.

“The pursuit continued into the world of North View Drive in Yreka the place Estep stopped and fled the car on foot,” the Sheriff’s Workplace stated. “Deputies continued their pursuit on foot the place he was quickly apprehended.”

He was arrested and booked into Siskiyou County Jail on suspicion of two felonies — evading and auto theft — and misdemeanor resisting arrest, deputies stated.

A Cal Fireplace Siskiyou Unit consultant couldn’t be reached for remark or additional particulars.

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