Early morning police pursuit: Starts in Los Angeles–ends in Oxnard

for sale times;”>On Sunday, January 25, 2015, at 2:08 AM, officers from the Oxnard Police Department assisted in a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional pursuit of a stolen vehicle. The pursuit originated in the Los Angeles area after the stolen vehicle was involved in a non-injury hit and run traffic collision. The stolen vehicle was pursued by LAPD and CHP officers to the City of Ventura. Ventura Police Department took over the pursuit in the City of Ventura and pursued the vehicle into the City of Oxnard. Oxnard Police officers took over the pursuit at Channel Islands Blvd and C Street.

The pursuit terminated at the intersection of Channel Islands Blvd and Cloyne Street when the driver stopped the vehicle and fled on foot. The driver, Carlos Orozco, a 22 year old resident of Santa Barbara, was apprehended with the assistance of a police canine. The passenger, Hector Vergara Flores, a 27 year old from  Santa Barabara as well, also fled on foot and was apprehended by officers after a short foot pursuit.

The vehicle, a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, was reported stolen from the City of Santa Barbara. It sustained moderate damage from the hit and run traffic collision and the use of a spike strip during the pursuit.

Orozco was treated for minor injuries from the police canine. He was arrested by LAPD for felony evading and driving a stolen vehicle. Flores was arrested by LAPD for an outstanding warrant.

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