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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday April 20th, 2023 :: 01:55 p.m. PDT


Probationer Arrested for Evading Arrest, Residential Burglary, and Trespassing

Nature of Incident: Probationer Arrested for Evading Arrest, Residential Burglary, and Trespassing
Report Number: 23-49245
Location: Mockingbird Lane / Sierra Vista Avenue, Fillmore
Date & Time: April 19th, @ 11:00 AM
Unit(s) Responsible: Fillmore Patrol Services
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(A-1) Juan Torres
(A-2) Victoria Nunez
Fillmore Patrol Deputies arrested a wanted felon who was on probation and fled from deputies, committing several other crimes in the city of Fillmore.
On the morning of April 19th, 2023, a resident called our dispatch center to report two suspicious subjects loitering in a parked vehicle at Mockingbird Lane / Sierra Vista Avenue in the city of Fillmore. When patrol deputies arrived to investigate, a male party provided a false name and immediately fled on foot.  The male suspect was identified as Juan Torres, a wanted felon who was on probation for vehicle theft.  The female in the vehicle was identified as Victoria Nunez.  Nunez was subsequently arrested for possession of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.  Nunez was booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility for narcotics violations.
Deputies coordinated a search and were unable to locate Torres.  Several hours later, another resident called and reported seeing Torres on their property via a surveillance camera in the 400 Block of B Street.  Deputies returned to search for Torres who fled again on foot and ran into the yards of several residences.  Deputies coordinated a search and watched as Torres ran into the Balden Towne Plaza shopping center.  Deputies contacted Torres and were able to take him into custody.   
During the investigation, a resident in the 1100 block of Mockingbird Lane called and reported a burglary at their residence.  The investigation revealed Torres was the suspect, and he illegally entered the victim’s residence and stole personal items, including a bicycle.  Torres was in possession of the stolen property, which was returned to the victim.  The victim’s bicycle was also recovered.   
Torres was booked at the Pre-Trail Detention Facility for evading arrest, trespassing, providing a false name, and residential burglary.  Torres remains in jail awaiting his court appearance with his bail set at $40,000.
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Prepared by: Sergeant Will Hollowell  
News Release Date: April 20th, 2023  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Will Hollowell 
(805) 524-2235
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Captain Eduardo Malagon
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