Child Sexual Abuse Arrest
On Monday, October 26th, at 4:30 p.m., the VPD received a report of lewd conduct with a child. A juvenile victim reported to a patrol officer that Mathew Boyd, 41 years old, had touched her in a sexual manner.
Detectives began a follow up investigation and spoke to several additional victims. One of the victims interviewed is now an adult, and told investigators the crime occurred in 2006. All of the victims identified Mathew Boyd as the suspect that had touched them in an inappropriate manner
On Monday, November 11th, Mathew Boyd turned himself into detectives at the VPD. He was arrested and later booked at the VC Jail for lewd contact with a juvenile.
On Tuesday, November 10th, at 6:15 a.m., the VPD received a call in reference to a carjacking in the parking lot of 11111 Citrus Drive. Officers contacted the victim. The victim reported he was delivering newspapers in the complex when he was approached by the suspects, two Hispanic males. One of the suspects brandished a handgun and demanded the victim’s money while the second suspect jumped into the driver’s seat of the victim’s running vehicle. After a short exchange, both suspects then sped off in the victim’s vehicle.
Officers located the vehicle a short distance away in the same complex. Officers, with the assistance of a Ventura Sherriff’s K9 unit, searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects. The suspects took the victim’s cell phone and wallet during the incident.
On Monday, November 9th, at 6:52 p.m., an officer was patrolling the downtown area when he observed a suspicious subject loitering and possibly attempting to burglarize a business in the 200 block of East Santa Clara Street. The officer detained the subject and began checking the area to see if he was committing a crime. Moments later, a second subject, identified as Llovani Gutierrez, suddenly appeared from the same area of the business and fled on foot. The officer gave Gutierrez several commands, but he refused to stop running. The officer then deployed his police K-9.
After a brief foot pursuit, and with the assistance of the police K-9, the officer caught and detained Gutierrez at the corner of Main Street and Palm Street.
After being cleared at VCMC for injuries he sustained from the dog bite, it was discovered that Gutierrez had given false information and that his real name was Geovany Salinas. Salinas was booked into the VC Jail. The initial subject that was detained by the officer fled from the scene and was not located.
Attempted Vehicle Burglary
On Friday, November 13th, at 7:25 a.m., the VPD received a phone call from an alert citizen who reported seeing suspects attempting to break into parked vehicles, near Champlain Avenue and Neath Street. Patrol officers were sent to the area however, prior to their arrival, the suspects fled. The responding officers searched the surrounding neighborhood and located one of the suspects, Miguel Hernandez, on Northbank Drive east of Petit Avenue. Through the course of the investigation, officers were able to confirm he was one of the suspects. He was also found to be in possession of “shaved” keys, which he was using to attempt to open the vehicle doors.
At the conclusion of the investigation, Hernandez was booked into VC Jail. The second suspect was not located. It was discovered later that the vehicle Hernandez had been driving had been stolen out of Oxnard.
Assault On Oxnard Officer
On Thursday, November 19th, at 11:40 a.m. an Oxnard Police Officer was retrieving equipment from his patrol car at the Ventura County Medical Center. As he was retrieving his equipment, the suspect, Adam Barcenas (53 years, Oxnard resident) approached the officer.
Barcenas was holding a brick and was about to throw the brick at the officer when the alert officer noticed the suspect, drew his firearm, and began to order Barcenas to drop the brick. The suspect complied with the commands of the officer and dropped the brick.
Ventura Police responded to assist and Barcenas was taken into custody without incident. Barcenas was subsequently booked into Ventura County Jail for Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Police Officer.
On Friday, November 20th, at 7:40 p.m. Ventura Police patrol officers responded to a call of a shooting that had just occurred between two vehicles in the 9300 block of Telephone Road. When officers arrived, they located the victim parked in a nearby parking lot. He was not injured during the shooting; however his vehicle had been damaged by a single gunshot which had traveled through the front windshield of his car. The investigation revealed the victim and the suspect had been involved in a “road rage” incident. During the incident, the suspect shot one round at the victim and then fled the area. Officers searched the area, however the suspect, Hispanic male adult driving a dark colored sedan was not located.