Stolen Vehicle Arrest


On Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 10:30 p.m., Ventura Police officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Vons, 2433 Harbor Boulevard, for a call of a subject acting suspiciously inside a vehicle.  The vehicle’s alarm was sounding and the person inside the vehicle was reportedly looking around nervously.  Officers arrived as the vehicle was pulling out of a parking stall.  The driver, Jose Barradas Benites, 21, of Santa Barbara, was detained and it was discovered that the vehicle had been stolen from Santa Barbara earlier in the day. Benites was arrested and later booked into Ventura County Jail for being in possession of a stolen vehicle.  The stolen vehicle was returned to the owner.


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