Police / Fire

Man arrested after car chase and crash

Police said suspect vehicle collided with another that sent both off the road.

Information provided by the Hollister Police Department.

On. Oct. 23, Hollister police arrested a man on multiple charges after a car pursuit and crash.

According to a recent press release, around 12:50 a.m. Officer Miguel Masso attempted to make a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle. The vehicle did not stop and continued through several city streets at a high rate of speed before leaving Hollister northbound on Highway 25.

Neighboring agencies were notified of the situation and the direction of travel of the vehicle pursuit. The Gilroy Police Department and California Highway Patrol were made aware of the pursuit as it traveled toward Highway 101, the release said. Deputies from the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office joined the pursuit as it continued, until reaching the area of Highway 25 near Shore Road.

Police said the driver of the fleeing vehicle collided with another and the impact sent both vehicles off the road. The suspect vehicle drove back onto the roadway and collided with the concrete center divider before continuing northbound.

According to the release, Masso continued to follow the suspect vehicle while deputies stopped to render aid and call for medical response at the collision site. The vehicle came to a stop a few hundred yards down the road. Police identified the driver as Robert Ebertowski, 30, originally from the Escalon, CA area. Police said Ebertowski was taken into custody without further incident.

Officer Masso determined Ebertowski is currently on parole and was driving on a suspended license. The release said police located over 10 pounds of marijuana, suspected stolen credit cards, social security cards, counterfeit social security cards and birth certificates in Ebertowski’s vehicle. Ebertowski was also found in possession of suspected methamphetamine, police said.

Ebertowski was booked on charges of evading a police officer, felony hit-and-run, violation of his parole terms, possession of a controlled substance, and driving on a suspended license.

Anyone having information on this case is asked to call Officer Masso at the Hollister Police Department at (831) 636-4330. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can call the WeTip Hotline at 800-87-CRIME. Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward.


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