Stolen Vehicle recovered after roll-over accident in Ventura

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release

On March 8th at 7:40 PM, a single vehicle hit and run accident involving a vehicle roll-over was reported at the intersection of Lincoln Dr. and Main St. Several callers reported the vehicle’s driver, later identified as 28 year old vagrant, Dominic Celestina, was seen fleeing on foot after the accident. Officers arrived and detained Celestina near the accident scene.

While officers were conducting the accident investigation the owner of the vehicle called the Ventura Police Department Command Center to report that her vehicle had just been stolen prior to the accident in the area of Poli St. and Evergreen Dr. The owner stated she is a taxi driver and had given Celestina a ride and when she briefly exited the vehicle on Poli St., Celestina took the vehicle.

Celestina was arrested and later booked into the Ventura County Jail for possession of a stolen vehicle and a parole violation.

No one was injured as a result of the accident. The vehicle was totaled.


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