Suspect takes stolen sheriff’s SUV on joyride at Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is investigating how a man gained access to a deputy’s patrol vehicle in South Lake Tahoe and took it for a joyride in the Sierra before he was apprehended 50 miles (80 kilometers) away.

Authorities say Jacob Wolfe was still wearing a sheriff’s baseball cap when he was arrested in Placerville Wednesday morning.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Anthony Prencipe says the fully loaded SUV went missing from the parking lot during a shift change at the sheriff’s substation in South Lake Tahoe.

Deputies gave chase on westbound U.S. Highway 50 but Wolfe refused to pull over so Placerville police deployed a spike strip to disable a tire near Schnell School Road before he was taken into custody. Prencipe says no sheriff’s equipment was missing.

Charges are pending. It’s not clear if Wolfe has a lawyer.

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