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Parolee Arrested In Ventura County After Dangerous Standoff

What started as a routine investigation of a stopped car in Ventura County tuned into a dangerous standoff with a parolee, who appeared to be armed with a handgun.

It happened just before six a.m. Wednesday, near the intersection of Fruitvale Avenue and Broadway Road in Moorpark.

A Ventura County Sheriff’s deputy who stopped to investigate a car stopped at the intersection recognized a parolee in the vehicle.

The deputy says as he called for backup, the parolee, Dean Aguilar said that he had a gun, and was going to shoot the officer.

The deputy took cover behind his patrol car. Aguilar’s vehicle then sped away, going about a mile before getting stuck on a dirt road.

Deputies arrived to find Aguilar armed with what appeared to be a gun, but a K-9 was able to subdue the Moorpark man.

The weapon turned out to be a BB gun which looked like a real pistol.

Aguilar was arrested on charges ranging from criminal threats to resisting arrest, while his female companion who drove the car was arrested on resisting arrest and drug charges.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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