Stephen Ellison

Man and Woman Arrested on Looting Suspicion in Santa Rosa

A man and woman were arrested Saturday evening on suspicion of looting in a burned neighborhood of Santa Rosa, according to police.

Sean Kranyak, 29, of Monterey, and Christina Marsh, 22, of Marina, were arrested on multiple felony charges, including looting, reckless evading, possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of stolen property, police said.

Santa Rosa police officers received a tip about a possible looting about 6 p.m. in the area of 200 Bicentennial Way. Two suspicious subjects, later identified as Kranyak and Marsh, were seen entering a burned area of the Overlook apartments, police said. One of the subjects was seen entering an apartment and coming out carrying a large flat screen TV.

When officers arrived, they saw the suspect vehicle, a stolen Ford pickup with stolen plates, leaving the area, and a chase ensued, police said. When the pursuit reached speeds of 70 mph, officers backed off for safety reasons and lost sight of the pickup.

Another tip led police to where the pickup was dumped on Belair Way, and officers quickly set up a perimeter and began searching for the two suspects. The bed of the truck contained the stolen TV along with various other stolen items, police said.

Moments later, an officer stopped Kranyak and Marsh on Royal Oak Court and took them into custody, police said.

Anyone with information about the case can call the Santa Rosa Police Department at (707) 543-3600.

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