Suspect arrested in Rancho Santa Fe after carjacking, other offenses

A man suspected of being under the influence of drugs crashed his vehicle and carjacked another motorist, then crashed again and climbed on top of a Rancho Santa Fe home’s roof before being arrested early Dec. 5, authorities said.

The first crash happened about 12:15 a.m. on El Mirlo, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A motorist who stopped to help with the first crash had his vehicle carjacked by the suspect, who turned around and crashed that vehicle into a home on Via De Fortuna, the CHP reported.

The suspect — later identified as 33-year-old Josh Harrington — then climbed onto the roof of the Via De Fortuna residence until he was ultimately taken down.

Harrington was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, hit and run, carjacking, assault and battery, and possession of a stolen vehicle, according to the CHP.

No injuries were reported.

By City News Service