Photo: Hope Delaolla
Ventura County – In broad daylight, just before 9:30 a.m. on August 1st, VCSD patrol deputies got a “burglary in progress” call. It sent them quickly to a Calle Mandarinas neighborhood residence.
They were met by the reporting victim. She told cops how two Hispanic men had fled after breaking into her home and stealing personal property.
During the course of the immediately ensuing investigation another call came in to VCSD Dispatch. It concerned another burglary in progress less than two miles away.
Additional patrol units soon responded to the second address. Deputies began an area search for “a gray Infinity vehicle” described by both reporting victims.
While that search was underway, a Moorpark motorcycle cop spotted the suspect vehicle heading down the 118 Freeway toward Simi Valley.
The motorcycle cop summoned “additional police units.” These tracked the Infinity to a local area fast food drive-through. The cops’ presence became obvious to those inside the suspect vehicle. Consequently, three individuals hopped out and attempted to flee on foot.
The three suspects’ efforts were to no avail. Personnel from the Simi Valley Police Department, the VCSD’s K-9 patrol, and the VCSD Air Unit soon arrested them .
A quick search of the Infinity revealed “stolen property from at least three different residences.” The three suspects, all Bakersfield residents and documented gang members are –
- Joseph Manch, 25;
- Armando Tellez, 20,;
- Hope Delaolla, 22.
Law enforcement booked them on charges of criminal conspiracy, residential burglary, and street terrorism
Photos: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking