News Story


Moorpark - Deputies Assist CHP in Pursuit of Motorcycle
4/30/2014 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Mutual Aid to the CHP -Pursuit of a Motorcycle

Report Number:

RB# 14-9797


Bristlecone Circle, Moorpark

Date & Time:

04/30/2014  12:50 a.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Moorpark Police Department, Moorpark and West Valley Area California Highway Patrol, Los Angeles Police Department Air Unit


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

City of Residence


James Hagen




The Moorpark Police Department assisted California Highway Patrol officers in the capture and arrest of James Hagen at his residence in Moorpark following a pursuit that began on the 405 (San Diego Freeway) in the San Fernando Valley.


Sheriff deputies in Moorpark were alerted to the pursuit of a motorcycle by CHP officers traveling west bound on the 118 Freeway in Simi Valley.  The suspect was reported to be traveling at speeds ranging from 130 mph to 160 mph and it was also being followed by a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter. The suspect transitioned from the 118 Freeway onto the south bound 23 Freeway and exited at Tierra Rejada Road going west into the City of Moorpark. With the support of the LAPD helicopter, the suspect's motorcycle was located inside a gated residential community at the suspect's residence on Bristlecone Court.


The suspected driver of the motorcycle, James Hagen, had hidden himself inside his house and refused to respond to verbal requests to surrender.  He was contacted via his wireless telephone and eventually Hagen agreed to submit to arrest without incident or injury.  West Valley Area CHP officers arrested Hagen for VC 2800.2 'Evading (Felony).  Hagen was taken to the West Valley LAPD Station where he was booked.




Prepared by:

Craig Smith, Sergeant


Media Release Date:



Follow-Up Contact:

Craig Smith, Sergeant    805-532-2700


Approved by:

Captain Watkins



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).