News Story


Fillmore Vehicle Pursuit and Arrest
3/3/2015 8:45:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Suspect arrested for a Stolen  Vehicle, Felony Evading, Hit and Run, and Burglary

Report Number:



Mountain View and Sespe Ave.

Date & Time:

March 3, 2015, 1030-1430 hours

Unit(s) Responsible:


(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence


Jesus Mora




Today at 0900 AM, a deputy from the Fillmore station ran a routine records check on a parked vehicle.  The check revealed the vehicle was recently stolen out of the Palmdale area of Los Angeles County.  While he was watching the vehicle, (S) Jesus Mora got into the car and drove away.  The deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Mora at 2nd St. and Island View, but Mora accelerated and started a vehicle pursuit.  They traveled to Second St. and Mountain View and fled south on Mountain View through a school zone.  Speeds were estimated near 60 MPH as Mora drove through the intersection of Sespe and Mountain View, passing a vehicle that was stopped to make a right hand turn onto Mountain View.  This action, in addition to the dip in the roadway intersection and the wet surface, appear to have caused Mora to lose control of the car.  He sideswiped a parked vehicle and started to rotate 360 degrees.  The rear bumper then collided into another parked car, totaling it, and pushing it more than 50 feet south on Mountain View.  The vehicle's rear passenger's door collided into an electric pole, pushing it 18-24 inches into the vehicle, and causing the vehicle to spin in the opposite direction into a block wall and knocking it over, finally coming to rest into a residence's driveway on the west side of the 400 block of Mountain View. 


The deputy, who pursued with lights and sirens, saw the vehicle lose control and slowed, seeing the collision unfold before him.  The sole occupant and driver, who was partially ejected through the passenger's front window, was able to immediately get out through the window and flee over one fence, into the backyard, and over the rear fences of the 400 block of Mountain View.


The deputy attempted to chase the suspect, but injured his knee while running and had to discontinue the foot chase.  A security perimeter was quickly set up around the neighborhood.  San Cayetano Elementary was locked down during the search.  A School Resource Officer was assigned to maintain the perimeter of the school and ensure the safety of the students and faculty until the end of the incident or school.


The Sheriff's helicopter, a K-9, additional deputies from other areas and citizens patrol members arrived to help secure the perimeter and execute the search.  A detailed search was conducted of backyards, garages, and open residences without initial success.  After nearly four hours of searching, the suspect, Mora, was located in a locked garage within the perimeter.  Mora had changed clothes and was hiding under blankets and behind objects in the garage.  Mora was taken into custody without further incident.  He will be charged with felony evading in a car, possession of a stolen vehicle, burglary into a dwelling, and hit and run. Mora suffered minor injuries from the collision and was booked into the Sheriff's Pretrial Detention Facility after receiving medical treatment at a local hospital.



Prepared by:

Captain Dave Wareham


News Release Date:

March 2, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Javier Chavez Cell 947 -9128


Approved by:

Captain Reilly



Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).