Man arrested after reportedly fleeing from CHP |

Man arrested after reportedly fleeing from CHP

An Olivehurst man was arrested after reportedly fleeing from California Highway Patrol officers and eventually being located hiding inside a grocery store stockroom.

A CHP officer noticed a sedan at Brunswick and Old Tunnel roads that had no operating lights at the rear of the vehicle, at about 10 p.m. Friday, said CHP spokesman Greg Tassone.

The officer stopped the vehicle near Town Talk Road, but the driver suddenly “bolted” in the direction of the stores on Brunswick Road, leading to a foot pursuit, Tassone said.

Grass Valley and Nevada City Police officers and Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies assisted in setting up a perimeter. The man — identified as Robert Sebastian Sien, 24 — reportedly eventually was located after about an hour, hiding in the stockroom of Safeway.

Officers searching his vehicle located about five pounds of processed marijuana in the vehicle, and Sien had no medical marijuana recommendation, Tassone said. He also reportedly was driving on a suspended license.

Sien was booked into county jail on suspicion of resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license, and released on $1,926 bail. The CHP is following up on whether they will add charges for the marijuana possession.

To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email or call 530-477-4229.

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