Police step up efforts to find man wanted in Slade hit-and-run

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Photo courtesy of the California Highway Patrol.
An arrest warrant has been issued for John Patrick McVicker in connection with the July 6 car accident that led to John Slade's death.
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Patrick John McVicker, the Ventura man who allegedly fled the scene of the July 6 car accident that led to the death of Ojai resident John Slade has actively avoided law enforcement since the accident, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
“We are confident that he is receiving assistance in evading and avoiding apprehension from his family and friends. There is no question there are people who know where he is. We need one of those people to contact and provide us with information,” said CHP Capt. Terry Roberts.
Roberts added that an eyewitness allegedly saw McVicker running from the scene of the accident July 6.
According to Roberts, CHP searched McVicker's Ventura residence July 7.

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