Carjacking suspect in Southern California turns himself in to police

A man from Pasadena accused of a carjacking in Ventura County is in custody after turning himself in, authorities announced this week.  

Officials at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said that on May 17, Ismael Arellano approached a 34-year-old woman at an In-N-Out Burger in the 1300 block of Ventura Boulevard in Camarillo under the pretense of needing to use her cellphone.  

“Subsequently, the suspect used force to take the victim’s vehicle keys and drove off with the stolen vehicle,” a VCSO news release stated.  

Arellano, investigators later learned, was on active parole for assault with a deadly weapon at the time of the carjacking.  

The victim’s vehicle was found abandoned days later in downtown L.A. near the Los Angeles Police Department where the 28-year-old had voluntarily turned himself in.  

Carjacking suspect in SoCal turns himself in to police
Ismael Arellano, 28, a resident of Pasadena. (VCSO)

Arellano was arrested by LAPD, and his parole was revoked.  

After authorities in Ventura issued an arrest warrant for him, he was taken into custody on May 23 at the L.A. County Jail and transferred to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office pre-trial detention facility.  

He has since been charged by the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office with felony carjacking, possession of stolen property and unlawful taking of a vehicle. He remains in custody on $200,000 bail.  

He is due to appear in court on June 5.  

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