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Felon accused of joyride in sheriff’s SUV near Tahoe

November 14, 2019
This Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019, photo provided by the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., shows Jacob Wolfe. Authorities say Wolfe stole a sheriff's SUV and took it on a joyride. He was captured 50 miles away in Placerville and was being held on $74,000 bail on charges including vehicle theft, felon in possession of a firearm and impersonating a police officer. (El Dorado County Sheriff's Office via AP)
This Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019, photo provided by the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., shows Jacob Wolfe. Authorities say Wolfe stole a sheriff's SUV and took it on a joyride. He was captured 50 miles away in Placerville and was being held on $74,000 bail on charges including vehicle theft, felon in possession of a firearm and impersonating a police officer. (El Dorado County Sheriff's Office via AP)

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office says a felon stole a patrol vehicle from the parking lot of a substation in South Lake Tahoe and took it on a joyride before he was captured 50 miles (80 kilometers) away.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Anthony Prencipe says 30-year-old Jacob Wolfe was arrested wearing a sheriff’s baseball cap Wednesday in Placerville. He says the fully loaded SUV went missing Wednesday morning during a patrol shift change.

Wolfe was apprehended shortly after Placerville police disabled one of the SUV’s tires with a spike strip on U.S. Highway 50.

He was being held on $74,000 bail on suspicion of vehicle theft, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, evading police and impersonating an officer. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer.