Watsonville carjacking suspect arrested

October 16, 2013
Nathan Anderson

Nathan Anderson

That Watsonville carjacking suspect who kept evading police?

Yeah, he’s been arrested and taken to Santa Cruz County Jail.

Anderson is alleged to have taken a 53-year-old woman’s car from her as she was getting into the parked vehicle just before 11 p.m. last Wednesday on Riverside Road in South County. He fled from authorities on at least two other occasions after that.

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputy Ryan Kennedy released the following information on this morning’s arrest:

“Monterey County Deputies received multiple tips from community members that Nathan Anderson was in a grey Ford F250 truck which was located at a gas station in the Pajaro area of Monterey County. Monterey
County deputies arrived on scene with intent to arrest Anderson; however, Anderson attempted to evade Deputies by fleeing in the truck, leading to a pursuit.

Anderson led deputies into Watsonville where Monterey County deputies were joined
by Santa Cruz County deputies, Watsonville Police and California Highway Patrol.
Through the course of the pursuit, Anderson struck several vehicles, including a
California Highway Patrol vehicle. In order to mitigate Anderson’s risk to the community,
Monterey County deputies used the Pursuit Intervention Technique to limit Anderson’s
ability to continue fleeing the area, which caused Anderson’s truck to become

After Anderson’s truck was no longer drivable, Anderson fled on foot in the parking lot of
Kmart in Watsonville and attempted to carjack a bystander, but pursuing officers were
able to hinder Anderson’s attempts and take him into custody.  

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