Lincoln City Police arrest wanted felon, 27-year-old Jacob Leeland Lunstedt of Salem, Oregon after he led them on a short vehicle pursuit.
Tuesday morning Lincoln City Police received information that a wanted subject may be enroute to Lincoln City in a black Nissan Altima sedan. LCPD Officers obtained additional information regarding the vehicle and the driver, who was identified to be Jacob Leeland Lunstedt. It was determined that Lunstedt had three active felony warrants issued for his arrest. One warrant was for Probation Violation on Burglary II and Criminal Mischief II charges, one warrant was Probation Violation on a DUII charge and one warrant was for a number of new charges including Robbery I, unlawful use of a weapon x 3, felon in possession of a firearm, pointing a firearm at another x3, menacing x3, theft I, and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
Lincoln City Police officers and detectives as well as Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies began actively tracking down the vehicle. At about 1:20 PM, LCPD Detectives in unmarked vehicles located the suspect and vehicle as it traveled west on Hwy 18 before turning south onto Hwy 101. Detectives followed the vehicle as it turned south onto East Devils Lake Road and began coordinating with marked patrol units to attempt to stop the vehicle.
Before a stop could be initiated the suspect turned off East Devils Lake Road onto the 1726 Forest Service Road and began trying to get away from the officers. LCPD Detectives initiated a pursuit of the vehicle as it traveled on the gravel forest service road at speeds of 30 to 40 miles-per-hour. LCPD Detectives began coordinating with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies, who set up vehicle spike strips at the junction of the forest service road and Bear Creek Road.
The Sheriff Deputies were able to successfully deploy the spikes resulting in three of the four tires on the suspect vehicle hitting the sticks. After the suspect hit the spike stripes, the pursuit continued onto Bear Creek Road – with quickly deflating tires. The driver finely stopped on Bear Creek Road,thus ending the pursuit. A felony car stop was conducted and Lunstedt was taking into custody
In addition to the above mentioned charges, Jacob Leeland Lunstedt was charged with felony Eluding, Misdemeanor Driving While Suspended, and Reckless Driving. Lunstedt was transported from the scene to the Lincoln County Jail by a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy.
The Lincoln City Police would like to thank the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with this incident and we are thankful there were no injuries or other property damage sustained as a result of the pursuit.
Submitted by: Sergeant Jeffrey Winn