Santa Paula Robbery Suspect Arrested After Traffic Stop in Fillmore

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release

On 07/27/2017, a traffic stop by Fillmore patrol deputies resulted in the arrest of two subjects, including one for two robberies that occurred in Santa Paula.

On 07/27/2017, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a vehicle code violation in the 200 block of Rhodes Court in the City of Fillmore. The driver, later identified as Erik Urbano, immediately ran from the vehicle while Armando Lomeli and a third subject stayed inside the vehicle.  Deputies pursued Urbano and caught him a short distance away and arrested him.

Deputies learned that Urbano had a felony PROS warrant and was in possession of methamphetamine.

During a search of the vehicle, deputies located an imitation firearm that was altered to look like a real firearm. While conducting their investigation, deputies learned there were two armed robberies that occurred earlier in the day in the City of Santa Paula at the Baskin Robbins and Boost Mobile. Personal property and cash were taken during the robberies.  With the assistance of Santa Paula Police detectives, Lomeli was identified as the suspect in one of the robberies.

He was subsequently arrested for robbery, altering an imitation firearm, resisting or obstructing a police officer and for disorderly conduct.

Lomeli and Urbano were both booked at the Main Jail.

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