VENTURA – With the Holiday shopping season well under way, one would think that it would be easy to blend in with the mall crowds and to navigate shopping center parking lots with relative anonymity. But if you’re a felon known to area law enforcement and you have outstanding arrest warrants filed against you, that may not be the case.
Evidence of that came on the early afternoon of December 5th, when Isaac Tirado, a 34-year-old with a felony warrant for his arrest pending was spotted by area VPD patrol officers behind the wheel of a white Lincoln sedan cruising the streets in the vicinity of the heavily-trafficked Pacific View Mall parking lot. As the patrol officers were fully cognizant of information, according to the Ventura Police Department Watch Commander’s report, that Tirado was “armed with a gun,” the cops exhibited considerable patience and concern for public safety by waiting for additional patrol units to arrive.
Once backup units were in place, officers then conducted “a high-risk traffic stop upon the suspect vehicle,” bringing it to a halt in the parking lot of the nearby Poinsettia Plaza shopping center.
Once the Lincoln came to a stop, however, Tirado’s passenger, 23-year-old Oxnard resident Danielle Adamovic—who apparently has no faith in the statistics regarding the outcome of such endeavors—hopped out of the car and took off on foot.
As anyone familiar with the success rate of patrol officers in pursuing suspects fleeing on foot might predict, Adamovic was quickly subdued and taken into custody. Tirado, presumably familiar with the way these things go, submitted to arrest without further incident.
Both Tirado and Adamovic were transported to Ventura County Jail where they were booked in connection with the outstanding felony warrants; Adamovic won the bonus of being charged with resisting arrest.