Juvenile Crime Spree

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On Monday, May 9, 2016 at 9:30 p.m., patrol officers responded to the 3900 block of Sheldon regarding a Hit and Run that had just occurred.  While officers were arriving on scene, VPD command center received a report of a theft of beer from Mandell’s liquor, 3915 Telegraph Road.  The officers were able to determine that the same vehicle was involved in both crimes.  Officers located the vehicle, unoccupied, nearby with body damage from the hit and run.  The vehicle was found to be a stolen vehicle out of Oxnard.
Later, at 11:30 p.m., VPD command center received a call from a city water worker doing construction at the corner of Mills and Main Streets.   He reported a male subject just attempted to steal one of their heavy equipment trucks parked in the area.  The subject took several items from the truck and fled toward the mall.  The subject then stole a Pacific View mall security vehicle and drove away eastbound on Main street.
Surrounding agencies were notified of the stolen vehicle and within a few minutes, California Highway Patrol Officers located the vehicle on the 101 freeway headed toward Oxnard.  Officers went in pursuit of the vehicle until it collided with a block wall.
The driver, a 15 year old male, was arrested by CHP.  Ventura Police Officers interviewed the juvenile and were able to link him to the Hit and Run, the Oxnard stolen vehicle, the theft of beer from Mandell’s, as well as the theft and stolen vehicle from the mall. No one was injured during these incidents.

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