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Santa Rosa Police Department
Sunday October 29th, 2017 :: 01:55 p.m. PDT


Looting/Pursuit Arrest UPDATE

For Immediate Release
October 28, 2017
TO: News Media

FROM: Sergeant Mike Clark

SUBJECT: 17- 14291 Arrest of Looting/ Vehicle Pursuit Suspects

On Saturday October 28, 2017, at approximately 6:00 p.m., an alert citizen in the area of 200 Bicentennial Way called the Santa Rosa Police Department to report a possible looting. The citizen reported two suspicious subjects enter a burnt area of The Overlook apartments. One of the subjects who had entered a burnt-out apartment came out carrying a large flat screen TV. The citizen gave police dispatchers a description of the subjects as well as the Ford vehicle they were loading property into. The license plate on the Ford had been reported stolen the previous day from a vehicle in Rohnert Park.

Officers arrived in the area and located the Ford pickup leaving the area. The Ford was in a line of cars waiting to get through the National Guard roadblock at Round Barn Circle. As the officers approached, the Ford made an abrupt turn out of the line of cars and drove over the center median.

Officers attempted to stop the Ford which immediately began to flee at a high rate of speed. The Ford drove north on Mendocino Ave reaching speeds of approximately 70 mph before turning westbound on Steele Lane. As the Ford approached the Coddingtown Mall area, Officers terminated the pursuit due to the suspect’s wanton disregard for the public’s safety. Officers attempted to keep the Ford in sight while following from a distance. Officers lost sight of the vehicle in the area of W. Steele Lane and Marlow Road.

Several officers continued to check the area in an attempt to locate the Ford. A short time later, another citizen on Belair Way called and stated two subjects had parked a Ford pickup in the neighborhood and ran out of the area. Officers quickly set up a perimeter and began searching for the two subjects.

Officers arriving on Belair Way located the Ford parked on private property. The bed of the truck contained the stolen TV along with various other stolen items. The Ford had been reported stolen on Monday October 23, 2017 from the Monterey area.

Officers began to check the creek paths in the area and located the two subjects jumping over fences. An officer stopped the two on Royal Oak Court. and took them into custody. Officers located additional suspected stolen property on both subjects.

The suspects were identified as Sean Kranyak a 29 year-old resident of Monterey California and Christina Marsh a 22 year-old resident of Marina California. Neither of the two subjects appear to have any ties to Sonoma County.

Both Kranyak and Marsh were arrested on the following charges:

2800.2 VC- Felony Reckless Evading
182(A) PC- Felony Conspiracy
463(A) PC- Felony Looting
496(D) PC- Felony Possession of Stolen Property
10851(A) VC-Felony Vehicle Theft
496(A) PC-Felony Receiving Stolen Property
466 PC- Felony Possession of Burglary Tools

Due to the totality of the circumstances, a bail enhancement was obtained in the amount of $500,000.

Anyone with information about this case can call the Santa Rosa Police Department at (707) 543-3600. Further media inquiries can be forwarded to Sergeant Mike Clark at email – or at (707) 543-4028.

*************UP DATE INFORMATION************************************

The two suspects arrested on Saturday October 28, 2017 following a Looting/Vehicle pursuit continue to be uncooperative with this investigation. It has been determined that the male subject used information and a stolen identification when being arrested.

This afternoon, the male subject who had identified himself as Sean Kranyak was positively identified as Johnathon Leon Lee Conner. Conner is a 31 year old resident of Monterey County and was wanted on No Bail PRCS warrants out of Monterey County. Two additional felony charges have been added to Conner for using another victim's stolen information to identify himself.

Santa Rosa Police Department
965 Sonoma Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-543-3600

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