Theft Suspect Surrenders in San Fernando Valley Following Pursuit Through Ventura County

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A man suspected of theft led authorities on a pursuit from the Camarillo Outlets into the San Fernando Valley before surrendering to authorities in the Mission Hills area Wednesday night, officials said.

A possible theft suspect was reported at the Camarillo shopping mall around 9 p.m., according to Cpt. Denise Silva with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded and spotted a Honda Accord with stolen plates, Silva said. Officials had not yet determined whether the car was also stolen, she added, although California Highway Patrol officers originally said they suspected it was.

Ventura County deputies followed the car onto the 101 Freeway and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the vehicle failed to yield, Silva said.

CHP assumed control of the pursuit as it reached the 23 and 118 freeways area.

Sky5 was overhead as the vehicle led officials down the 118 Freeway near the 405 interchange around 9:30 p.m.

The car soon exited the freeway at Sepulveda Boulevard and pulled over near the intersection with Chatsworth Street, where the driver surrendered.

The man was handcuffed and placed into a patrol vehicle shortly after 9:40 p.m., aerial video showed.

No further details were immediately available.

KTLA’s Nidia Becerra contributed to this report.

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified the city where the pursuit ended. This story has been updated. 

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