Sunday, February 17, 2019

Helicopter crew helped find man hiding in Camarillo backyard

A Ventura County Sheriff's helicopter crew helped locate a suspect who fled on foot in Camarillo Sunday morning. 

A misdemeanor warrant arrest in Camarillo Sunday morning triggered a pursuit that drew a helicopter crew to help find the man, officials said.

The incident unfolded around 9:30 a.m. at the park-and-ride lot off Pleasant Valley Road, on the south side of Highway 101, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, which provides police services in Camarillo.

When a deputy made contact with an individual wanted on a misdemeanor warrant, the man ran off, officials said, triggering a brief foot pursuit. He ran across Pleasant Valley Road and through a Mobil gas station, authorities said, then hopped over a fence into a backyard on Cottage Grove Avenue. There, he hid in some bushes, according to sheriff's officials.

The sheriff's Copter 3 air unit flew in to search from the sky, locating the wanted man in the backyard. A K-9 police dog unit also responded but was not used, officials said.

Deputies arrested the man without incident on the misdemeanor warrant. The Star generally does not name people arrested solely on suspicion of misdemeanor violations.

Original article can be found here ➤


Anonymous said...

I wonder if they sent the suspect a bill for the helicopter flight?

Anonymous said...

Oh, by the way, that will be $48,000. Do you have insurance?

Anonymous said...

Nice job coppers !! :-)