Fillmore - Stolen Vehicle / Foot Pursuit
1/11/2013 8:50:00 AM
Nature of Incident:
Stolen Vehicle, Foot Pursuit
Arrasmith Lane, Fillmore
Date & Time:
January 9, 2013 @ 2:30 PM
Fillmore Police Department - Patrol
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent
City of Residence
(S) Jose Villalvazo
(S) Jarod Aparicio
On January 9, 2013, at approximately 2:30 P.M., a Fillmore Police sergeant attempted to stop a Toyota Prius after sheriff's dispatch advised the vehicle had been reported stolen from Santa Barbara County. Prior to the vehicle coming to a complete stop, the driver opened the driver's side door and fled. Additional Fillmore police units were dispatched to the area to search for the driver. The passenger of the vehicle remained in the vehicle and was arrested without incident.
The driver, later identified as Jose Villalvazo, fled on foot and numerous deputies followed him and eventually captured him after he climbed a tree in the 1200 block of Grand Avenue. Jose Villalvazo was wanted for a felony warrant as a parolee at large. The investigation is ongoing, however at this time Jose Villalvazo will be booked for 10851 CVC (stolen vehicle) and for the outstanding felony warrant. Jarod Aparicio will be booked for 10851 CVC (stolen vehicle).
Deputy Preparing Media Release:
Captain Monica McGrath
Media Release Date:
January 9, 2013
Detective John Fox (805) 524-2235
Captain Bill Flannigan
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).