VENTURA COUNTY — Proving once again that outrageous criminal behavior respects no gender barriers, on the evening of June 2nd, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department deputies attached to the Fillmore Patrol station responded to a 911 Emergency report of an active shooter traveling on California State Highway 126.
Clearly concerned for public safety, deputies responded immediately, making contact with a female victim who, according to VCSD spokesman Det. I. Andrade, “reported her vehicle was shot at while she was driving into the city of Fillmore.” As luck would have it, the victim was able to give the cops not only an accurate description of the allegedly offending vehicle, but also the license number on the plate attached to it.
It didn’t take long for the long arm of the law to implement technological tools at the Advanced Real Time Information Center to determine the identity of the vehicle’s owner, one Selena Hurtado, a 19-year-old Santa Paula resident. With that information in hand, detectives made contact with Hurtado at her residence, whereupon it was learned that she had been the only occupant of her car at the time of the alleged incident, and that at the time she was in possession of a BB gun.
Because it’s illegal to fire any weapon from a moving car, and because a BB gun—while not commonly of lethal potential—is considered a genuine “weapon” under the law, Hurtado was transported to Ventura County Jail and booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and brandishing a replica gun.
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