Recovered Stolen Vehicle and Arrests
updated: Dec 01, 2012, 12:18 PM
Source: Ventura Police Department
Incident: Recovered Stolen Vehicle and Arrests
Location: 10900 Block of Telegraph Rd.
Date/Time Occurred: 11/30/12 @ 1847 hrs
Officer(s) Involved: VPD Patrol
Victim(s): Ventura Resident
Suspect(s): #1 Andrew Coombes, 23 yrs, Ventura Resident
#2 Leah Grider, 22 yrs, Ventura Resident
Report #: 12-14294
On 11/30/12, at approximately 1253 hrs, the Ventura Police Command Center received a
call from the victim reporting that her vehicle had just been stolen from the parking lot of the
Ventura Aquatic Center in the 900 block of Kimball Rd. The investigation revealed the victim
had lost her keys while running in the park and when she returned to her vehicle, she saw the
unknown suspect fleeing in the vehicle. Officers responded to the area, but were unable to
locate the stolen vehicle.
The victim's vehicle was found to be equipped with a LoJack stolen vehicle recovery system,
which was activated shortly after the vehicle had been stolen. Several hours later, officers
driving patrol units equipped with LoJack locators, found the unoccupied vehicle parked in
10400 block of Tulsa Ave.
At approximately 1847 hours, Coombes was seen by officers getting into the vehicle, driving
off and picking up Grider as a passenger. Officers followed the vehicle to where Coombes
pulled in the parking lot of a business in the 10900 block of Telegraph rd. and fled on foot from
the vehicle. After a brief foot pursuit, Coombes was taken into custody without further incident.
Grider was detained near the vehicle.
After being identified by the victim, Coombes was arrested and booked into the Ventura
County Jail for vehicle theft, resisting arrest, possession of narcotic paraphernalia and
warrants. Grider was arrested and booked into the Ventura County Jail for vehicle theft and
possession of stolen property. There were no injuries as a result of the incident.
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