Youth Authority Escapee Captured

From Times Staff Reports

A 20-year-old man who escaped from the California Youth Authority in Camarillo was captured this week in Fillmore, authorities said.

Martin Lopez was arrested after a brief chase Tuesday near Boulder Street and Yucca Drive, authorities said. He was booked into Ventura County Jail on a warrant and on suspicion of resisting arrest.

For the record:

12:00 a.m. Feb. 24, 2002 FOR THE RECORD
Los Angeles Times Sunday February 24, 2002 Ventura County Edition Main News Part A Page 2 A2 Desk 1 inches; 34 words Type of Material: Correction
Parolee--A story Thursday incorrectly described a 20-year-old fugitive as an escapee of the California Youth Authority in Camarillo. Martin Lopez, a former ward of the authority, was arrested this week because he had been missing on parole.

Deputies went to the Yucca Drive area about 11 a.m. after receiving a call about a fight. They spotted Lopez when they arrived.

A deputy and his trained dog apprehended Lopez after a chase through several backyards.