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Man breaks into Oxnard homes while trying to evade cops

A map indicates the location where a burglary took place on 1600 block of Evangeline Place in Oxnard, Calif. on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.

September 25, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Oxnard authorities arrested a man suspected of breaking into two homes while he was trying to evade police.

Officers said they responded to a burglary on the 1600 block of Evangeline Place around 5:15 p.m. Monday.

When police arrived, they were told that the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Christopher Mack, was trying to get into a second home in the area. He allegedly threatened, battered and prevented residents from calling police.

Officials said Mack fled the home. They chased him through several backyards and eventually caught him on the 1600 block of Patricia Street.

Mack was arrested and booked into the Ventura County Jail on several charges, including witness intimidation, criminal threats and burglary.

Anyone with information about the burglaries should call the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7740.