News Story


Fillmore - Stolen Vehicle / Foot Pursuit
1/11/2013 8:50:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Stolen Vehicle, Foot Pursuit

Report Number:



Arrasmith Lane, Fillmore

Date & Time:

January 9, 2013 @ 2:30 PM

Unit Responsible:

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

Follow-Up Contact:

Detective John Fox (805) 524-2235



Approved by:

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).