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Carjack Incident 126

Attempted Carjacking Suspect Captured Near Fillmore

Monday May 02, 2022

     The Ventura County Sheriff's Office says the suspect in an attempted carjacking Monday morning was located and captured near Fillmore following an extensive 4- hour effort that included two helicopters and two K-9s.

     Deputies say the incident started around 6:15 AM in the area of Highway 126 not far from the Fillmore Fish Hatchery when the 29-year-old male suspect from Fillmore attempted to steal the male victim's truck by force.

     They say he punched the male victim and demanded the vehicle but the victim refused.

     The suspect, who was not armed, then fled on foot into the hillsides north of the 126 and east of the city.

     Deputies began a search for the suspect using Copter 3 and about four hours later located him clinging to a tree.

     Copter 8 was called in and with the help of one of the K-9s, they took the suspect into custody around 10:15 AM.

     He was airlifted to a waiting patrol vehicle and was headed to jail.

     The victim did not suffer any injuries in the battery that required any medical attention.