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2 arrested after VC stolen vehicle pursuit

Ventura County Sheriff's deputies responded to the 1200 block of Ventura Street in Fillmore following reports of a stolen vehicle Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (Google maps)

December 15, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Two men suspected of stealing a Caltrans van were arrested following a pursuit in Ventura County Sunday.

The vehicle was reported stolen from the 1200 block of Ventura Street in Fillmore around 2 a.m.

Ventura County deputies shortly located the vehicle on Los Angeles Avenue near Vineyard Avenue in the El Rio area and attempted to stop the vehicle. After failing to yield, a short pursuit ensued.

The pursuit eventually came to a stop in the 3000 block of Nyeland Avenue where Manuel Rodriguez and Jesus Mendez were arrested.

Rodriguez and Mendez were booked at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility for theft, obstruction of justice and felony vandalism.