Prowling Pair Apprehended

Prowling Pair Apprehended

Domingo Cervantes and Angelica Cacho

VENTURA COUNTY — Clearly ignoring the old saw “you can run, but you cannot hide,” when 36-year-old Ventura resident Domingo Cervantes attempted to outrun Ventura Police Department patrol officers on the morning of January 15th, proved the truth of that expression.

It was approaching the Friday morning commuter rush hour when Cervantes and 24-year-old Angelica Cacho were both observed by a resident in a neighborhood abutting busy CA 126, a high-speed highway connecting US 101 and Interstate 5.

According to Ventura Police Department’s Watch Commander report, the VPD Command Center was called by the resident to report Cervantes and Cacho “walking up the driveway of a neighbor’s residence,” and that they did not resemble anyone living there.

When VPD patrol units responded to the scene and spotted Cervantes and Cacho, Cervantes “immediately fled on foot towards Highway 126,” giving rise to a series of 911 Emergency calls from passing motorists who reported someone “running onto the center divider.”

While Cacho was taken into custody, VPD Command Center promptly notified the area CHP office. Traffic on CA 126 was shortly thereafter brought to a controlled halt so that law enforcement could investigate the scene.

With traffic on the busy highway at a dead standstill, Cervantes was easy enough to spot as he continued to run from his pursuers. As these things go, VPD officers and CHP units soon had Cervantes in custody and traffic flow was quickly restored.

Cervantes was arrested at the scene and transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on charges of prowling, resisting arrest, and on an outstanding felony warrant. For her part, Cacho was booked on charges of prowling, providing false information, and prior misdemeanor warrants.

Photos: courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking

Prowling Pair Apprehended was last modified: January 26th, 2016 by admin
Categories: Ventura

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