Multiple hit-and-run accidents in Santa Maria

May 24, 2015
Deadrick Rollins

Deadrick Rollins

Santa Maria police arrested two people involved in a series of hit-and-run accidents that left multiple people injured on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday, Santa Maria police arrested a 21-year-old woman after she was allegedly involved in two hit-and-run accidents before leading officers on a chase.

Shortly before noon, Tarcelia Perez allegedly ran a red light at the intersection of Donovan Road and Railroad Avenue and crashed her 2002 Toyota Corolla into a 2003 Honda Odyssey van. Perez fled the scene followed by a witness to the crash.

Emergency personnel transported the 28-year-old female driver of the van to a hospital where she was treated for minor injuries.

Shortly afterwards, Perez was involved in a second hit-and-run near the intersection of Main Street and Blosser Road.

Officers attempted to get Perez to pull over near Highway 166 and Black Road, but she fled leading officers on a four-mile chase before she pulled over.

Officers then arrested Perez and booked her into the Santa Barbara County Jail for DUI, hit-and-run, evading a peace officer, and driving on a suspended license.

On Friday night, officers responded to a hit-and-run collision with multiple victims suffered non life-threatening injuries at the intersection of Broadway and Alvin avenues. Officers attempted to pull over Deadrick Rollins, 36, after noticing him not far from the scene of the accident.

Initially, Rollins failed to stop his vehicle and led police on a short pursuit.

Rollins eventually pulled over near the intersection of Donovan Road and Railroad Avenue, though he initially refused to get out of his vehicle.

When Rollins did get out of his car, he brandished a large knife at the officers. Police responded by firing several rounds from a beanbag gun at Rollins before arresting him.

Police booked Rollins into the Santa Barbara County Jail on charges of DUI, hit-and-run, evading, brandishing a weapon, resisting officers with force, and driving on a suspended license.


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5 Comments

  1. abigchocoholic says:

    When Rollins did get out of his car, he brandished a large knife at the officers. Police responded by firing several rounds from a beanbag gun at Rollins before arresting him.
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    Nice! I be that hurt.

    Undoubtedly would have been justifiable homicide had they just capped him. Probably would have been a fitting end to that gene pool as well.

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  2. OnTheOtherHand says:

    Good job by the SM cops in using appropriate force on Rollins. Maybe all the national publicity about overuse of force is finally causing some changes and improvements.

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    • abigchocoholic says:

      Maybe all the national publicity about overuse of force is finally causing some changes and improvements.
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      I was thinking the opposite. I was thinking this guy deserved to be shot dead and wasn’t because of the publicity.

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  3. NorCoMod says:

    Well, helps to keep the median home price in Santa Maria more reasonable.

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