Hot Prowl Arrests

Hot Prowl Arrests

Jesus Adan Fabian

VENTURA COUNTY — When Ventura County Sheriff’s Department deputies assigned to Camarillo Patrol got a “hot prowl” call for service indicating a burglary in progress at 4:00 a.m. on August 10th, they responded with all due haste, arriving on the scene just minutes later.

Juliet Marcos

Juliet Marcos

As they rolled up to the reporting residence, deputies discovered Juliet Marcos, a 24-year-old Oxnard resident, sitting in a car outside the home.

They promptly made contact with her; during the course of their conversation, the cops observed 23-year-old Jesus Adan Fabian, another Oxnard resident, as he alighted from another car parked some distance away.

According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Pete O’Sullivan, Fabian was contacted at that time, whereupon it was quickly determined that the vehicle Fabian had been sitting in did not belong to him.

Gilberto Zuniga

Gilberto Zuniga

At that point, “deputies determined both Marcos and Fabian were suspects” and placed them under arrest, securing them “in the back seat of two separate patrol cars.”

Just moments later, the cops spotted 24-year-old Gilberto Zuniga running in their direction. Seeing the patrol cars, Zuniga turned 180 degrees and led deputies in a foot pursuit.

While the deputies were chasing down Zuniga, back at the patrol cars Fabian was apparently not interested in getting a free ride to jail and summarily “kicked the window out of the patrol vehicle in which he was secured” and made good his escape, “running through several residential backyards.”

Undoubtedly at the end of their patience with these three, deputies then summoned a K9 unit, a helicopter, and additional deputies to help “set up a perimeter.” With the use of Forward Looking Infrared Radar, the helicopter unit eventually located Fabian hiding in brush, where he was once again taken into custody.

The ensuing investigation revealed that Zuniga had earlier invaded a second home but had been “scared off after the homeowner confronted him.”

All three were transported to Ventura County Jail, where they were booked on charges of conspiracy and burglary. Fabian earned himself additional charges for resisting arrest and vandalism to a police car.

Hot Prowl Arrests was last modified: August 16th, 2016 by admin
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