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Man Arrested After SWAT Incident In Ventura County

Efforts by police to catch a wanted man in Ventura County led to a barricade incident involving a SWAT team.

An Oxnard Police detective spotted Mario Sanchez Wednesday afternoon on E Street. Efforts to arrest him were unsuccessful, and he barricaded himself in a home.

Police at first tried to get him to surrender, and when that failed they used tear gas. Ultimately, he was arrested with the help of a police K-9.

Sanchez was arrested for possession of a stolen motorcycle, resisting arrest and for the felony warrant which originally made him a wanted man.

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.