A 30-year-old South San Francisco man is facing four years in state prison Tuesday after he pleaded no contest to several felony charges for a two-day car and home burglary spree he went on in Half Moon Bay in November, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.
In custody on $225,000 bail, Luis Ledezmaespinoza pleaded no contest to felony car theft, evading a police officer and residential burglary Tuesday and will next appear in court for sentencing April 17, according to prosecutors.
Ledezmaespinoza is believed to have stolen at least four vehicles and broken into two garages in a two-day period starting Nov. 28. He is said to have stolen two vehicles from the garages of homes in Half Moon Bay and taken two other cars parked on the street during the spree, hitting another car and causing damage before fleeing the scene, according to prosecutors.
Ledezmaespinoza is also believed to have led California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase beginning at Skyline Boulevard and Kings Mountain Road and was eventually able to get away. He was later seen by San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies in a stolen truck at Miramontes Road in Woodside and fled on foot. Deputies found him three hours later hiding under a bridge, having covered himself in mud to disguise himself, according to prosecutors.
District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe described Ledezmaespinoza’s plea deal as an excellent outcome and expressed gratitude no one was hurt during the man’s crime spree.
“I’m just pleased that the case is resolved and he’s been held accountable for this crime spree,” he said. “That really had great potential for serious injury.”
Ledezmaespinoza’s defense attorney Jason Cueva declined to comment on the case Tuesday.