A patrol vehicle attempted to stop a sedan near the corner of Broadway and Enos Drive just before 3 p.m., according to Santa Maria Police Lt. Jesse Silva. The car was driven by 25-year-old Anthony Padilla Cortez, whose passenger was 35-year-old Silva Isabel Virgin, both of Santa Maria, Silva said.
Cortez then led police on a brief pursuit after the officer identified at least one person inside the vehicle who was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant, Silva said.
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Cortez drove less than a mile to the 200 block of East Inger Drive, where he and Virgin ran inside an apartment complex and barricaded themselves inside for approximately an hour, Silva said.
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After making announcements over a loudspeaker for several minutes, Cortez gave himself up, followed by Virgin about an hour later.
Both were arrested and taken into custody. Cortez was arrested on suspicion of evading a police officer and illegal possession of a baton, while Virgin was arrested on suspicion of obstructing and delaying a police officer, according to Silva. No information on their felony warrants was provided.
A total of eight Santa Maria Police Department units responded to the scene. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office also provided a K-9 and supervisor, which were used to search the residence after the incident.
No injuries were reported.