Tehama County Deputies Recover Two Vehicles Stolen In The Bay Area

Bay Area law enforcement followed theft suspects all the way to Tehama County, where two high performance cars fled at high speed. On Thursday a little before Noon Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Investigators contacted the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office to ask that a traffic stop be attempted on two stolen vehicle, a green Jaguar SUV and a white Porsche. When a stop was attempted both cars sped away. Deputies chose to go after the Porsche, which hit high speeds on Interstate 5 and then into rural Western Corning. Deputies got support from ground and air CHP units and the Porsche pursuit ended on Gyle Road with the capture of 26-year-old Gilberto Ramirez Cruz and a 17-year-old girl. Investigators had learned of a house in Rancho Tehama connected to Cruz so they went there and found the Jaguar hidden behind the house. A search warrant was acquired and several stolen items were reportedly found in the house. Cruz was booked into jail on several warrants and the girl was booked into Juvenile Hall.