A source within the San Mateo Sheriff’s Department confirmed that deputies have arrested two people who led department members on a high-speed chase. The 45 minute-chase ran through back roads in the South Coast area.
San Mateo sheriffs deputies said the incident took place last Thursday just before 10 a.m. At that time a patrol car was driving in the Peninsula area that two suspected car thieves could be in the area. An unidentified tipster said they believed the pair was driving northbound on Highway 1. The suspects were spotted a short time later. Deputies say they were traveling in a green Honda Accord that was believed to have been stolen from San Jose.
The patrol car started to pursue the suspects and tried to motion the suspects to pull over. They failed to comply and began traveling at fast and unsafe speeds. The California Highway Patrol joined in the pursuit.
A representative from the San Mateo Sheriff’s Department said the Honda sideswiped two parked vehicles on Woodside Road. No injuries were reported. The car stopped a short time later due to a believed mechanical issue. CHP officers reportedly detained 26 year-old Randy Blandhard and 22 year-old Marie Corral on the spot. The defendants have since been booked into the Maguire Jail where they are being held on undisclosed bail amounts. Jail officials say the pair is scheduled to be arraigned later this week.