Two Santa Rosa men were arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of stealing a dozen packages from in front of homes in Windsor and Santa Rosa.
At around 11:45 p.m. on Saturday night, a Windsor resident reported that the suspects were snatching deliveries while driving a red minivan in the southwest area of the town, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said.
As the holiday season approaches, residents should be on guard against package theft, said Misti Wood, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.
Once deputies located the minivan, a high-speed chase ensued, ending when the minivan hit a tree at Shiloh and Windsor roads. The passenger attempted to flee the crash, but deputies detained him after a short foot pursuit. The driver and passenger sustained minor injuries.
The driver, Ramon Arroyo-Collado, 30, was booked on six felony counts related to the alleged package thefts and on suspicion of stealing the miniivan, Wood said.