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Two Oxnard men arrested for residential burglary, possession of stolen vehicle in Port Hueneme

silvestre virruga
Port Hueneme Police Department
Silvestre Virruga, 25, of Oxnard
martin ipatzi
Port Hueneme Police Department
Martin Ipatzi, 27, of Oxnard

PORT HUENEME, Calif. - Two men were arrested by Port Hueneme police after breaking into a resident's garage and attempting to break into her back door during a burglary.

Police responded to the residence on the 600 block of Pearson Road at 3:10 a.m. Sunday morning.

The resident had told dispatchers that she heard someone trying to break into her back door.

Officers approached the house less than two minutes after the call and found two subjects laying down in the front seat of a vehicle that was parked in front of the residence.

The subjects were detained while other officers checked the backyard.

Police then investigated the subects' vehicle, which did not have any license plates, and discovered it had been stolen from Santa Barbara. They also found property inside the car that had been stolen from the residence.

Officers determined the suspect had gained entry into the garage of the residence by prying the door open. There was also evidence that the suspect had attempted to pry the back door open as well.

The two men, later identified as 25-year-old Silvestre Virruga from Oxnard and 27-year-old Martin Ipatzi from Oxnard, were both arrested for committing a residential burglary and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Both men were transported to Ventura County Jail with bail set at $50,000.

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