Crime

Ventura woman arrested after vehicle pursuit, resisting arrest

Minor injury to police officer

VENTURA, Calif. - A Ventura woman was arrested Sunday after she led police on a chase through the city of Ventura and resisted arrest.

At around 2:30 p.m., a Ventura police officer attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Natalie Bustillos, 60, of Ventura in the area of Main Street and Mills Road.

Bustillos ran a red light and gave chase on Main Street towards Callens Road. Bustillos performed a U-turn at Callens Road and drove back to Mills Road where she turned and drove towards the Pacific View Mall.  

She drove through the mall parking lot at a high rate of speed and nearly hit several pedestrians, according to police.

She eventually stopped her vehicle in the parking lot and fled on foot into the Target store. Officers chased her down and stopped her inside the front of the store.

Police sau Bustillos violently resisted officers, Additional officers arrived and were able to subdue her after a brief struggle.One officer suffered a minor injury but did not require medical attention.

Bustillo was booked into the Ventura County Jail and faces charges for felony evading a police officer, felony resisting a peace officer while causing injury, and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance. 

No one else was injured during the pursuits.


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