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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Monday September 23rd, 2019 :: 03:30 p.m. PDT


Request for Public Assistance to Identify Vehicle Theft and Hit-and-Run Suspects

Nature of Incident: Request for Public Assistance to Identify Vehicle Theft and Hit-and-Run Suspects
Report Number: 19-147331
Location: 400 Block of Main Street Fillmore
Date & Time: Sept. 18, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Fillmore Police Department


The Fillmore Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying two male suspects who stole a truck before crashing and fleeing on foot. 
On September 18th, 2019, at approximately 5:55 PM, a business owner in the 400 block of Main Street saw two male suspects driving off in his truck that had been parked by his business.  The male suspect driving the truck lost control and collided into a vehicle parked nearby the victim’s business.   The suspects continued driving the stolen truck through the city of Fillmore until the suspect driving lost control again and crashed into a drainage culvert in the 200 block of Los Serenos Drive.   The two male suspects fled the disabled stolen truck into the surrounding residential neighborhood prior to the responding deputies’ arrival.  An approximate two-hour extensive search was conducted, using multiple sheriff resources to locate the two suspects, with negative results.   
Fillmore Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the two suspects involved in this crime.  Anyone with information about these suspects are asked to contact Detective Bill Meixner at (805) 947-9391 or at the following email address: [email protected].   
Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).
Prepared by: Detective Bill Meixner  
News Release Date: 09-20-2019  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Bill Meixner  (805)947-9391
[email protected]
Approved by:    
Captain Eric Tennessen

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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