On Monday, February 1st, at 1:25 p.m., the VPD responded to a call of lewd conduct on a Gold Coast Bus in the area of Hemlock Street and Main Street. By the time officers arrived, the suspect had already exited the bus. Officers located the suspect, Raymond Munyon, however he fled from them. After a brief foot pursuit, the suspect was caught and detained. Officers determined Munyon was a current sex registrant and he had acted in a lewd manner in the presence of a child on the bus.
Munyon was booked into VC Jail. No one was injured during this incident.
Indecent Exposure Arrest
On Tuesday, January 26th, at 2:15 p.m., VPD Dispatch received a report of indecent exposure. The incident occurred at the Ventura Avenue Library at 606 N. Ventura Avenue. A juvenile female reported that while she was in the library, a male exposed his genitals to her.
The VPD began a follow up investigation and identified the suspect as David Paul Sanchez. Sanchez is currently a registered sex offender.
On Friday, January 9th, the VPD served an arrest warrant on Sanchez at his residence in the 200 Block of Rosewood Street. Sanchez was taken into custody without incident and booked at the VC Jail.
Possession of Controlled Substance
In early January 2016, VPD Street Crimes Unit detectives began investigating reports of ongoing narcotic activity occurring at a residence in the 4700 block of Mascagni Street. Detectives detained several subjects observed leaving the residence that were found to be in possession of small amounts of suspected methamphetamine and narcotic paraphernalia.
A search warrant for the residence was obtained and Thursday, February 4th, at 7:00 am, Street Crimes Detectives along with Major Crimes and SET Detectives served the search warrant and arrested two suspects inside the residence. A small amount of suspected methamphetamine and narcotic paraphernalia was located during the search.
Andrew Parkin was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, and maintaining a place for drug use.
Christopher Willis was arrested for an outstanding parole warrant. Both Parkin and Willis were later transported and booked into the VC Jail.
Suspicious Death Investigation
On Tuesday, February 9th, at 2:03 a.m., the VPD received a call in reference to a deceased male in a vehicle in the area of Transport Street and Morse Avenue. Officers responded to the area along with Ventura Fire and paramedics and located Robert Hill inside the vehicle. Hill had injuries that appeared consistent with having been in a physical altercation. As a result, Ventura Police Major Crimes Detectives took over the investigation.
The VC Coroner took possession of the body and an autopsy was completed. At this time, a cause of death has not been determined.
On Friday, February 12th, at 3:24 a.m., the VPD received a call from the CVS located at 5900 Telegraph Road regarding an armed robbery. In addition to the robbery, one of the clerks had been injured during the commission of this crime and was in need of medical attention.
Two masked men entered the store and one of the suspects was armed with a handgun; the other armed with a baseball bat. One of the suspects attacked an employee and threw her down to ground causing a significant head trauma. The suspects then forced another employee to open the cash registers.
VPD units searched for the suspects with negative results while officers tended to the victim’s injuries until the VFD arrived on scene. An additional employee sustained minor injuries during the robbery and both employees were transported to hospital for treatment. The injured employees are currently listed in stable condition.
Assault with Deadly Weapon Arrest
On Friday, February 12th the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call from a resident in the area of Palm St and Santa Clara St., who reported seeing a man with a knife chasing another man.
Officers arrived on scene within minutes of receiving the call. They located the suspect, Adam Callaway 44 years, Ventura vagrant sitting on a bench near the intersection with the knife.
The investigation revealed that the victim Jesse Garcia, 25 years, Ventura Resident had personal property stolen from him earlier in the day. The victim saw Callaway with his property and attempted to get it back. The suspect, Callaway, pulled out a knife and began to chase the victim swinging the knife at him.
The victim was uninjured. Callaway was transported to Ventura County Jail and subsequently booked for Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
On Friday, February 12th VPD officers observed a wanted subject driving in the area of Wells and Telephone Rd.
Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the suspect, David Dyer. 46 years, Ventura resident led officers on a slow speed pursuit through the streets of Saticoy that lasted about 6 minutes. During that time frame Dyer was throwing narcotics out of the window of his vehicle as well as ingesting unknown quantities of narcotics.
Dyer’s vehicle was stopped at Campanula Av and Darling Rd. and he was taken into custody without further incident.
Dyer was arrested for an outstanding felony warrant, possession of narcotics for sale, and destruction of evidence.
Dyer was transported to the Ventura Medical Center for ingesting an unknown amount of narcotics and he was subsequently booked into Ventura County Jail.