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Stolen Vehicle Arrest
updated: Feb 06, 2013, 4:54 PM

Source: Ventura PD

Incident: Stolen Vehicle Pursuit and Arrest

Location: 6600 Block Partridge Dr.

Date/Time Occurred:02/06/13 @ 0850 Hours

Officer(s) Involved: VPD Patrol, OPD Patrol & The Ventura County Auto Theft Taskforce

Suspect(s): Eddie Wysel, 41 years - Ventura Resident

Victim: Name Withheld

Report #: 13-01516


On the above date and time, the victim parked her vehicle in the driveway of a residence at the above location and left it unlocked with the engine running. A short time later, the victim looked outside and observed the suspect (Wysel) get into her vehicle, and drive away w/b on Partridge Dr.

The victim called the Ventura Police Command Center and reported the crime. While a patrol officer was responding to the call, he observed the victim's vehicle traveling n/b on Victoria Ave. The Officer positioned his vehicle behind the stolen vehicle, which then made a quick U-turn to s/b Victoria Ave. The Officer continued to follow the stolen vehicle with the assistance of other marked patrol units. When the Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspect failed to yield to the lights and sirens and continued s/b into the City of Oxnard. As the suspect drove s/b Victoria Ave. he failed to stop for a red light at an intersection and at one point he drove into the dirt shoulder on the side of the roadway.

Due to the suspect's reckless driving and disregard for other motorists, the pursuit was terminated near Victoria Ave and Doris Ave. The Oxnard Police Department and VENCATT (Ventura County Auto Theft Taskforce) were notified. Within just a few minutes, a VENCATT Detective observed the stolen vehicle parked and unoccupied near the intersection of Ivanhoe Ave. and Lions Gate Dr. in Oxnard. Around the same time, an OPD patrol officer observed Wysel walking in the area and he matched the suspect description.

Wysel was detained, and determined to be the suspect. Wysel is currently on active felony probation in Ventura County for possession of stolen property. Wysel was booked at the Ventura County Jail for Unlawful taking of a vehicle and Felony Evading.

The Ventura Police Department would like to remind everyone not to leave your vehicle running when you leave it and to always lock it.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to call the Ventura Police Department at 339-4493


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