August 13, 2013
An Oxnard woman was taken into custody for burglary, evading arrest, and outstanding warrants after a high-speed chase that began in Camarillo ended with her arrest in Oxnard.
According to KVTA News, the 28-year-old woman had been a suspect in a Camarillo Premium Outlet Mall theft at Coach — a retail store that sells high-end leather goods, such as purses and other accessories.
An employee at the store was able to supply a license plate number and description of the suspect to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department. According to the California Highway Patrol, its officers tried to stop the woman for speeding in Nyeland Acres near Camarillo. Instead of stopping, she sped off, leading CHP on a chase that ended when the woman finally stopped the vehicle in Oxnard and surrendered.
Reportedly, the CHP officers broadcast the license plate number and that is when Ventura Sheriff's Department deputies realized that it was the same vehicle that had been driven by the suspect in the alleged Camarillo theft.
California Penal Code 459 specifies burglary as “entering a structure with the intent to commit a felony of petty theft once inside. In this case, the suspect may be charged with second-degree burglary, if the cost of the items taken were valued at $950 or less.
This form of theft is often referred to as “larceny” and is charged as a misdemeanor. Usually, this involves a suspect going into a commercial building or store and shoplifting an item or items. However, second-degree burglary can also be charged as a felony, depending on circumstances.
A conviction for evading a police officer (Vehicle Code section 2800.1) can lead to a year in county jail and a maximum $1,000 fine, as well as a suspension of a driver's license.
Obviously, these are serious charges that can negatively and permanently impact a life. That's why the dedicated criminal defense attorneys at The Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann believe in protecting our clients' legal rights so they get the best outcome possible in their cases. We believe that everybody deserves top-notch legal representation and we are available to answer questions you may have about your case.
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