Woodland Police Arrest Man in Natomas after Wild Chase

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Police arrested a man after a wild chance Thursday afternoon that started in Woodland and ended in Natomas.

Woodland Police responded to a home on Kentucky Avenue after a woman reported that a man threatened to shoot and kill her. When officers showed up, the woman said than man had already taken off.

While investigating another report, officers spotted 25-year-old Larry Ventimiglia, the man that reportedly threatened the woman.

Police say Ventimiglia ran from officers eastbound on North Street. The chase ended up on Interstate 5, headed south, with speeds reaching about 100 miles per hour.

Ventimiglia hit another vehicle and spun out near Arena Boulevard in Natomas. Police say he ran from his car on foot, leaving a 25-year-old woman and 2-year-old child inside. A Woodland officer’s patrol car also slid off the road at that point, but the officer was uninjured.

Less than an hour after the whole ordeal began, Ventimiglia was found hiding on Beretania Way in Natomas. He was arrested without further incident.

The woman in Ventimiglia’s car claimed to be an acquaintance of his, and an “unwilling participant” in the chase.

Ventimiglia was booked into the Yolo County Jail on two kidnapping charges, terrorist threats, child endangerment, evading officers with disregard for public safety and probation violation. He is being held without bail.

California Highway Patrol, Sacramento Police officers and Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies helped capture Vantimiglia.

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