Felony Evading Arrest


On Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 9:10 p.m., a Ventura Police patrol officer attempted an enforcement stop on a vehicle being driven by the suspect, later identified as Joshua Banales, 23, on Victoria Avenue north of Webster Street.   Banales failed to yield to the officer and accelerated away at a high rate of speed.
The officer pursued Banales as he continued north on Victoria Avenue before turning to eastbound Telegraph Road.   Banales’ vehicle experienced engine failure as he neared the intersection with Harding Avenue, causing him to drive into a residential area.   Banalas, along with his three passengers, exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot.   Officers located Banales a short distance from his vehicle and took him into custody without incident. Banales was placed under arrest and transported to the Ventura County Jail where he was booked for felony evading. The three passengers were released at the scene after it was determined they were not involved in any crime.

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