Stolen Vehicle Arrest
updated: Aug 23, 2012, 9:25 AM
Source: Oxnard Police Department
INCIDENT: Vehicle Pursuit / Stolen Vehicle
DATE/TIME: 8-22-12 / 1905 hrs
LOCATION: C Street at Pleasant Valley Road, Oxnard
SUSPECT(S): Searles, Davis - male, 35 years old, of Simi Valley
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): '05 Jeep Grand Cherokee (recovered stolen vehicle)
PREPARED BY: Officer Andrew Pinkstaff 805-385-7600
CONTACT PERSON AND CONTACT INFO: Officer Andrew Pinkstaff 805-385-7600
On 8/22/12 at 1905 hours, Oxnard Police officers observed a vehicle in the area of Pleasant Valley Road
and "C" Street, in Oxnard, that had been reported stolen on 8/6/12 from Santa Barbara. The vehicle
failed to stop for the officer and a brief pursuit began, which covered approximately one mile. The
vehicle yielded in the 400 block of west Yucca Street, where the suspect exited the vehicle and fled
through several backyards. Additional responding officers were able to locate the suspect hiding in a
backyard approximately 2 blocks away, in the 400 block of Vine Street.
Suspect Davis Searles was booked into the Ventura County Jail for the felony charges of possessing a
stolen vehicle and possession of a controlled substance, as well as evading officers.
Suspect Searles was on the Post Release Offender (PRO) program. The PRO Program released non-
violent, non-sexual and non-serious offenders from prison pursuant to Assembly Bill 109.
A large percentage of stolen vehicles occur as a result of vehicles left unattended with the engine
running. Drivers are reminded to safeguard their keys, not leave their keys in the ignition, or their
vehicles unattended while the engine is running.
DATE / TIME PREPARED: 8-22-12 / 2300
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