Car theft suspects arrested in Camarillo

CAMARILLO, Calif. - Two Oxnard residents were arrested in Camarillo on Monday in connection to a stolen vehicle investigation.

At around 4:45 p.m., investigators from the Oxnard Police Department Auto Theft Task Force conducted an investigation regarding a stolen Chevrolet Tahoe out of Oxnard.

The investigation led to the city of Camarillo where detectives observed the suspect, Juan Haro, 27, driving the stolen Tahoe.

Haro was contacted with two other people on the 900 block of Ventura Boulevard in Camarillo. Haro was arrested on an outstanding warrant and vehicle theft charges. He is currently being held on $160,000 bail.

Police say Haro has an extensive history of vehicle theft and has been arrested 11 times for auto theft. Haro’s most recent conviction led to him being placed on probation with GPS monitoring. A warrant was issued for Haro's arrest after he removed the GPS monitor.

A second suspect, identified as Joana Ayala, 25, was also arrested and could face auto and identity theft related charges. Ayala is currently being held on $25,000 bail. A third subject was contacted and released.

Oxnard police said that 66 vehicles have been reported stolen in the City of Oxnard in the last 30 days. In a large majority of the cases, the keys were easily accessible to the suspects.  

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