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Pursuit/involving Stolen Vehicle
On April 26, at approximately 12:30am, a Ventura patrol officer observed a vehicle matching the description of a reported stolen vehicle in the area of Thompson Blvd and Fir Street. The officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop in the area of Thompson Blvd and Oak Street. The driver, 35 year old Ventura resident Blas Hernandez, failed to stop, entering the northbound 101 freeway from Oak Street. Hernandez continued driving and began accelerating at a high rate of speed entering the 33 freeway where officers initiated pursuit.
Hernandez continued to evade officers while committing several vehicle code violations. Hernandez entered the bike path west of Crooked Palm Rd where he exited the stolen vehicle and fled on foot, but was quickly apprehended by pursuing officers. Hernandez was the sole occupant of the vehicle and had an outstanding no bail felony warrant for a prior stolen vehicle.
Felony Resisting Arrest
On April 27, at approximately 1:15pm, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call from a relative of the suspect, later identified as 28 year old Ventura resident Miru Kim, stating he was making threats and wanted officers to check on him at his residence in the 5300 block of Gillespie St. The caller was calling from a different location.
Officers arrived on scene, and contacted Kim inside of his residence. Kim was acting hostile towards officers and started fighting with them. In an attempt to subdue him, one officer deployed a Taser. During the struggle, Kim grabbed the officer’s Taser and tried to physically take it from the officer. Kim continued fighting until additional officers arrived and were able take him into custody without further incident.
Two officers were slightly injured as a result of the incident, although they remained on duty.
Strong Armed Robbery
On April 27, at approximately 3pm, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a 911 call from the 15-year-old victim reporting he was the victim of a robbery. The suspect was last seen leaving the area eastbound on Oneida St. on a bicycle.
During the investigation, officers discovered the victim and a 16-year-old friend were walking on Petit Ave., when the suspect approached them on a bicycle. He threatened to harm the victim with a gun, telling him to give up his backpack.
Officers checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. No one was injured as a result of this crime.
Major Crimes Detectives conducted follow-up and identified the suspect as 21 year old Ventura resident Christopher Czechorowski, who is currently on parole for robbery. The VPD received information the suspect was staying at Motel 6 on Johnson Dr. Detectives located the suspect and arrested him with-out incident. The suspect was booked at the Ventura County Jail for robbery and a parole hold.
Possession for Sales Arrest
Ventura Police Department Street Crimes Unit Detectives concluded a month-long investigation into reports of suspected methamphetamine sales occurring in Ventura. The suspect was identified as 59 year old Casitas Springs resident Orville Dixon.
After obtaining evidence of Dixon’s involvement in these crimes a search warrant was obtained for his residence and vehicles. On April 28, at 9am, Street Crimes Unit Detectives detained Dixon in his vehicle in the area of the Ventura County Government Center.
Detectives then responded to his residence and served the search warrant. During this search a large quantity of methamphetamine, narcotic paraphernalia, and a small quantity of cocaine was located.
On April 28, at approximately 9:30am, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received several 911 calls from residents in the area of the 1300 block of Aliso Pl. reporting a subject walking in the street carrying an axe. Prior to officers arriving on scene the suspect, later identified as 42 year old vagrant Charles Luckey, was observed entering the backyard of a nearby residence.
Officers arrived on scene and located Luckey still in a backyard, where a female resident was home alone.