Hit and Run in Ventura – Suspect with outstanding Felony Warrant arrested

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release

On January 28th at 7:30 AM, a Ventura Police Patrol Officer saw the suspect commit a traffic violation in the area of Montgomery and Newtown.  When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspect failed to yield and fled. 

Due to the heavy traffic conditions, the officer did not pursue after the suspect and the suspect was last seen entering a nearby neighborhood.  Additional officers arrived in the area to assist. As they searched the area, the found the suspect’s vehicle had collided with a parked car, and the suspect fled on foot into the neighborhood. 

A police K9 and the VCSO Air Unit were used to assist with the search.  After approximately an hour, the suspect, Brandon Bartek, 09/04/84, from Ventura, was found and arrested for misdemeanor hit and run and misdemeanor failure to yield to officers.  A records check revealed he also had an outstanding felony warrant from Los Angeles County. 

No one was injured during this incident.

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