Santa Paula and Fillmore | Stolen Vehicle Pursuit

Ventura County Sheriff Department – Incident Press Release

Christie Wilson

A vehicle pursuit that occurred in Santa Paula and Fillmore on Thursday, May 30th, led to the arrest of a Santa Paula woman for felony reckless evading, grand theft of a vehicle, and felony warrant.

On May 30th at approximately 1:05 p.m., a Ventura County Sheriff’s deputy observed a vehicle driving recklessly westbound on Telegraph Road and Wells Road and attempted to stop the vehicle, but was unable to catch up to it. Deputies from the Fillmore station responded, located the vehicle and attempted to stop it, but the driver failed to yield to the deputies and a pursuit ensued. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle had been identified as Christie Wilson, 38 years old resident of Santa Paula. As Fillmore deputies pursued Wilson, they learned she had been involved in an earlier pursuit with Santa Paula Police Department and had an outstanding felony warrant.     

The Sheriff’s Aviation Unit responded to assist with the pursuit. Due to excessive speeds and reckless driving by Wilson, the pursuit was terminated. A short time later, Wilson’s vehicle was located abandoned at a ranch home on South Mountain Road in Fillmore. Deputies, along with a Sheriff’s K-9, canvassed the area for Wilson and learned a ranch truck had been stolen from a nearby worker. Wilson had not been located and was believed to have fled the area in the stolen ranch truck.

On May 31st, patrol deputies and detectives from the Santa Paula Police Department and Fillmore Police Department responded to Wilson’s residence in Santa Paula. Wilson was located hiding inside and was arrested, but the ranch truck she was believed to have stolen has not been located.

Wilson was booked at the Main Jail for VC 10851(a) / Unlawful Taking of a Vehicle, two counts of PC 2800.2(a) / Felony Evading, and an outstanding felony warrant with her bail set at $270,000.

Anyone with information regarding the stolen ranch truck is encouraged to contact Detective Shawn Pewsey at (805) 947-9128. The truck is a gray colored, four-door GMC Sierra pickup truck with a license plate number of 8G70873/CA.

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