Santa Rosa police searched yard to yard early Sunday before arresting a San Francisco man wanted in three counties for stealing cars, drug possession and burglary.

Jeffrey Locke, 40, was driving a car that had just been stolen and was wanted in Sonoma, Alameda and Marin counties for warrants totaling $567,000 in bail, said Sgt. David Boettger.

Locke also was wanted on a no-bail warrant issued by the state Department of Corrections.

He was driving in a west Santa Rosa neighborhood near Marlow Road and Jennings Avenue at about 2:20 a.m. when he was pulled over for an undisclosed traffic violation.

Just after stopping, Locke ran from the car and disappeared into the residential neighborhood, police said.

Several officers and Sonoma County sheriff's deputies set up a two-block perimeter for the search. He was spotted, chased and caught, Boettger said.

A check of Locke's criminal status listed two Sonoma County warrants including 11 counts of burglary, three counts of attempted burglary, four counts of grand theft auto, car theft and resisting arrest, Boettger said. Bail was $200,000.

Marin County law enforcement wanted him for two warrants involving possessing stolen property and car theft with bail set at $217,000.

In Alameda County law enforcement wanted him for possessing dangerous drugs. Bail in that case was $150,000.

The car Locke was driving in Santa Rosa was registered to someone else and police found the owner didn't yet know it had been taken, Boettger said.

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