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Simi Valley man arrested on felony warrant

A marker showing the 2100 block of Morley Street in Simi Valley, where a man wanted on a felony warrant was arrested Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, after leading police on a foot pursuit, authorities said.
August 19, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Simi Valley man wanted on a felony warrant was arrested Saturday night after leading police on a brief foot pursuit, authorities said.

Officers arrived to a home in the 2100 block of Morley Street just before 10:30 p.m. to serve the warrant for 25-year-old Jonathon Verhagen, according to Simi Valley police.

Verhagen allegedly fled from the home on foot, jumping over several fences and running through backyards.

Police said they set up a perimeter and searched the area with the help of a police K-9. Forty-five minutes later, Verhagen was found in a backyard and take into custody. Police said they recovered a stolen firearm from a nearby backyard.

Verhagen was taken to Simi Valley Hospital for treatment of minor bite from the police dog. He was later booked into jail for being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm, resisting arrest, possession of stolen property and a felony warrant.


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