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Police arrest man involved in hit and run in Ventura

Brandon Bartek
Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Brandon Bartek, 34, of Ventura.

VENTURA, Calif. -- Ventura Police Department officers arrest one man involved in a vehicle violation and hit and run in Ventura on Tuesday morning.

Police arrested Brandon Bartek, 35, Ventura for misdemeanor hit and run and misdemeanor failure to yield to officers.

Ventura Police's records show that Bartek also had an outstanding felony warrant from Los Angeles County.

On Tuesday morning around 7:31 a.m., a Ventura Police Patrol Officer saw the suspect commit a traffic violation in the area of Montgomery and Newtown.

The officer attempted to stop the vehicle but the suspect failed to yield and fled.

Due to heavy traffic conditions, the officer did not pursue the suspect and the suspect was last seen entering a nearby neighborhood.

Additional officers arrived in the area to assist.

They searched the area and found that the suspect's vehicle had collided with a parked car.

The suspect then fled on foot into the neighborhood.

A police dog and the Ventura County Sheriff's Office Air Unit were used to assist the search.

After an hour, Bartek was found and arrested.

No one was injured during this incident.

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