Wanted Persons and Resisting Arrest


On Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:35 p.m., an officer on patrol observed the suspect, identified as Tony Barto, 40, riding as a passenger in a vehicle near the intersection of Ralston Street and Saratoga Avenue.  The officer recognized Barto and knew he had several outstanding warrants for his arrest.  A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and as the vehicle came to a stop, Barto exited and fled on foot.   The officer, along with a Ventura Police K-9 officer, gave chase on foot and when Barto refused to stop, the K-9 was deployed.  Barto was taken into custody.
Barto was transported to VCMC for treatment of his injuries from a dog bite.  After he was medically cleared, Barto was booked into the Ventura County Jail for resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance and warrants. The driver of the vehicle was briefly detained, although released without being arrested. No officers were injured as a result of this incident.

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