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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Friday November 6th, 2020 :: 05:45 p.m. PST


Stolen Vehicle, Hit and Run and Petty Theft Arrest

Nature of Incident: Stolen Vehicle, Hit and Run and Petty Theft Arrest
Report Number: RB# 20-152769
Location: City of Fillmore
Date & Time: 11/03/20 @ 6:29 AM
Unit(s) Responsible: Fillmore Patrol Services and Fillmore Detectives
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Isaiah Avalos
Fillmore 20
Sheriff’s deputies responded to a hit and run traffic collision on Tuesday, November 3rd, in the city of Fillmore which led to the arrest of a 20-year-old Fillmore man for auto theft, hit-and-run resulting in injuries, and petty theft.    
On November 3rd, at approximately 6:29 a.m., patrol deputies were dispatched to the area of Mountain View Street and Ventura Street in the city of Fillmore for a report of a driver who fled on foot after his vehicle struck a pole.  Around the same time, a second collision was reported nearby. As deputies arrived on scene, a male later identified as Isaiah Avalos, was seen running from the area. Detectives from the Fillmore Police Station responded to assist with the investigation and to locate Avalos.  Deputies and detectives found Avalos nearby and attempted to contact him, but he evaded them.  After a lengthy foot pursuit, Avalos was taken into custody. 
Deputies and detectives discovered Avalos had been reported as a missing at-risk person and the vehicle he had been driving was an unreported stolen vehicle.  Avalos was also discovered to be involved in a crime spree involving multiple thefts from vehicles, in addition to another hit and run collision, and vehicle tampering.  Detectives are currently investigating these cases. 
Avalos was arrested and booked at the Main Jail for VC 10851(a) / Unlawful Taking of a Vehicle, VC 20001(a) / Felony Hit and Run, VC 20002(a) / Misdemeanor Hit and Run and PC 484(a) / Petty Theft.  Avalos remains in custody with his bail set at $25,000 and a court date scheduled for 11/17/20.    
Prepared by: Detective Shawn Pewsey #3867  
News Release Date: 11-06-20  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Cesar Salas
(805) 524-2234
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Garo Kuredjian
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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).

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