For Immediate Release
Sergeant Anthony Prencipe
This morning, during shift change at our South Lake Tahoe office, a deputy noticed their loaded patrol SUV was gone from the parking lot. We immediately began to track the SUV traveling westbound on Highway 50. This information was relayed to CHP,
Placerville PD and EDSO units on the west slope. Law enforcement units got behind the stolen patrol SUV in Camino. However, the driver did not stop. Placerville PD used a spike strip to disable a tire on the stolen SUV on Highway 50 near Schnell School Road. The vehicle stopped at Highway 50 and Spring Street and the driver was taken into custody.
The suspect, Jacob Randall Wolfe, was still wearing an El Dorado County Sheriff’s baseball cap at the time of arrest. We have confirmed that no items are missing from the patrol vehicle and the gear was still locked in their appropriate areas. We have not yet confirmed how Wolfe gained access into the patrol vehicle.
Thank you to our law enforcement partners in El Dorado County who helped us quickly and safely capture this person.
Jacob Wolfe is a 30 year old man from Kentucky. Below is his booking photograph.