2 teens arrested after leading Ventura police on chase to Oxnard in stolen vehicle

Two teenagers were arrested Friday after leading authorities on a chase from Ventura to Oxnard in a stolen vehicle, officials said.

Ventura police said they tried to stop a suspicious vehicle about 3:15 a.m. in the 2300 block of East Main Street in Ventura. The vehicle sped away east on Main, police said.

The vehicle, which officers learned had been reported stolen Thursday out of Oxnard, was spotted entering southbound Highway 101 from the Main Street on-ramp. Officers then started to chase it, authorities said.

The vehicle reached speeds of more than 100 mph before exiting the highway at Rice Avenue in Oxnard and crashing into a street sign, officials said. The vehicle went over an embankment and back onto the freeway, stopping on the shoulder, authorities said.

The teens got out of the car and ran onto Rice Avenue, where they immediately were caught by Ventura police and California Highway Patrol officers, authorities said.

The driver, a 17-year-old girl, and her passenger, a 17-year-old boy, both from Oxnard, suffered minor injuries. No one else was injured, authorities said.

Both teens were examined at Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura and later booked into Juvenile Hall on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle, felony evading, hit-and-run and possession of stolen property, authorities said.

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ca93001 writes:

It's unbelievable how ignorant some people are. I don't know how many times I read where somebody steals a car and just continues to drive it around the same area like it's theirs. Do they really think they won't be caught? Someone with an IQ of 50 can figure that out.

adamvant022370 writes:

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Betcha the last names of the two upstanding teens from Oxnard end in EZ.

tnieback writes:

A couple of felonies and wrecked property and only 17, I see a bright future for both of them, sure glad the parents are involved, one day when these kids are killed they (their mothers) will tell the reporter what great kids they were and how he played little league baseball.

Hopper writes:

Just another daily story confirming that oxanard is a crime based cesspool. And please don't forget to get your free glass of wine at the Concoction before going shopping, it will help numb your senses to the fact that you're in oxanard...

livingthedream writes:

in response to tnieback:

A couple of felonies and wrecked property and only 17, I see a bright future for both of them, sure glad the parents are involved, one day when these kids are killed they (their mothers) will tell the reporter what great kids they were and how he played little league baseball.

Mamacita will also wail how her mijo was just starting to turn his life around.

So sad. So common!

x805x writes:

in response to Hopper:

Just another daily story confirming that oxanard is a crime based cesspool. And please don't forget to get your free glass of wine at the Concoction before going shopping, it will help numb your senses to the fact that you're in oxanard...

*Oxnard
Learn to spell Hopper.

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