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Felon on Parole arrested after pursuit of stolen car in Ventura

Police in Ventura arrested a felon on parole late Thursday night who is now facing several criminal charges.

It started with an attempted traffic stop of a stolen vehicle, according to police. The officer attempted to pull over the suspect in the area of Kellogg Street, but the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed on south Cedar Street, and then fled to Center Street, police said.

During the police pursuit the suspect, later identified as Christopher Czechorowski, 22, of Ventura, side-swiped a parked vehicle and eventually jumped from the moving vehicle. The vehicle then struck garbage cans and hit two parked cars.

Czechorowski is then accused of fleeing on foot, where police said they eventually took him into custody in an alleyway off of Prospect Street.

He was currently on parole for armed robbery. He now faces new charges of felony evading, resisting arrest, possession of a stolen vehicle and parole violations.

The owners of the damaged vehicles and stolen vehicles were notified, while Czechorowski has been booked into Ventura County Jail. There were no injuries.

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