Vol. 9, No. 24 – August 31 – September 13, 2016 – Police Reports

by Cindy Summers

Police reports are provided to us by the Ventura Police Department and are not the opinions of the Ventura Breeze. All suspects mentioned are assumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Obstruction of Justice, Explosive Device Arrest

On August 11, at approximately 6:30pm, VPD patrol officers responded to the area of Citrus Dr and Wells Rd re: a report of a possible domestic disturbance involving a male seen forcing a female into a motorhome parked on the street.

Officers arrived and contacted the male half of the domestic, identified as 52 year old Ventura vagrant Michael Gaussiran, sitting in the driver’s seat of the motorhome. As officers questioned him about the whereabouts of the involved female Gaussiran stated that she had left but refused to let the officers inspect the interior of the motorhome to ascertain if the female was in need of any assistance.

Gaussiran refused to exit the locked motorhome and suddenly retreated to the rear portion of the vehicle out of the officers’ view.

The officers not knowing what Gaussian’s intentions were took cover behind the patrol units and began to order Gaussiran out of the motorhome.

After approximately 15 minutes flames were observed inside the motorhome as Gaussiran fled out the side door and was taken into custody.

The motor home quickly became engulfed in flames and officers attempted to obtain information from Gaussiran as to the location of the female he was arguing with. Gaussiran remained uncooperative and made statements that led the officers on scene to suspect that Gaussiran had intentionally started the fire to destroy evidence of narcotic manufacturing that may have been occurring inside the motorhome.

Disturbance with a Foot Pursuit and Arrest for Assaulting an Officer

On August 12, at approximately 9pm, two patrol officers were contacted by a citizen who reported the suspect, 38 year old Ventura resident Ryan Evanson, was disturbing near the AM PM Store in the 600 block of South Mills Road.  The suspect was disturbing people in the area and breaking glass bottles on the ground.  When the officers arrived and attempted to speak with the suspect, he picked up a handful of broken glass from the ground, threw it at the officers and then ran away.  The officers chased after him and after a brief foot pursuit, he was caught and arrested.

At the conclusion of the investigation, the suspect was booked into Ventura County Jail on the charges of assaulting an officer and resisting arrest.  No one was injured during this incident.

Family Disturbance w/ Arrest for Violently Attacking an Officer

On August 12, at 2:40pm, officers responded to a call for service of a family disturbance at a residence.  The suspect, 38 year old Ventura resident Jesse Chase, had locked himself inside of the house and refused to allow his family inside.  When the officers arrived, they were able to open the door, however when they tried to talk with the suspect, he initially retreated from them.  He then picked up a box spring mattress and tried to attack the officers with it.  After his initial attempt to attack the officers, they tried to physically restrain him; however he became more violent and began punching and fighting with the officers.  After a brief fight with him, the officers were able to place him under arrest.

At the conclusion of the investigation, the suspect was medically cleared at VCMC for minor injuries and then booked into Ventura County Jail on the charge of violently resisting officers.  During the incident, one of the officers sustained a moderate injury to his head.  He was treated at VCMC but was unable to work the remainder of his shift.  He is expected to return to work for his next scheduled shift.

Commercial Burglary Arrest

On August 13, at 9am, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call of an interrupted commercial burglary.  The victim armed himself with a baseball bat and detained 38 year old Ventura vagrant Brian McKenney until officers arrived on scene.  As officers arrived on scene McKenney was located inside the business where he provided officers with false information.  McKenney was subsequently taken into custody.

Investigation revealed McKenney used a large metal bar to pry open the front door and gain access into the building.  While inside the building Mckenney began taking items and obtaining the victim’s personal information from a file.  McKenney was also found to be in possession of stolen property from a recent unreported vehicle burglary. Mckenney was booked at Ventura County Jail for burglary, possession of stolen property, and providing false information.

If anyone has information related to this crime, they are encouraged to call the Ventura Police Department watch commander at 805-339-4416.

Sales of Narcotics Arrest

On August 13, at approximately 1pm, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call of a male subject, later identified 56 year old Oxnard vagrant Raynard Hill, walking in and out of the women’s restroom at Plaza Park, 600 E. Santa Clara St.  Officers from the Department’s Patrol Task Force responded and contacted Hill inside the restroom.

During a search of his property officers found heroin that was individually packaged and determined, based on other evidence found in his possession, that Hill was actively selling narcotics to other vagrants in the park.  He was also found in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Hill was arrested and booked into the Ventura County Jail for possession and possession of narcotics for sale.

Felon in Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Possession of Narcotics for Sale 

On August 14, at approximately 1am, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call of a male subject inside the Keynote Lounge, 10245 Telephone Rd. that possibly had a gun wrapped in a towel.  It was reported the subject, later identified as 21 year old Ventura resident Mauro Andres, was seated at a table with two other subjects.

Officers arrived on scene and escorted Andres outside of the bar.  A search was conducted and two loaded handguns were found concealed in the front of his waistband.  Andres was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine for the purposes of sales.

Andres was arrested and booked into the Ventura County Jail for being a felon in possession of loaded firearms, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a controlled substance for sale while being in possession of a firearm.

One of the other subjects contacted with Andres was arrested for an outstanding warrant.

No one was injured as a result of this incident.

Commercial Burglary Arrest

On August 15, at approximately 2am, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call from a passerby who saw the suspect, 37 year old Ventura vagrant Michael Waites, break a front window to Café Fiore.  Waites was seen by the witness entering the business through the broken window.  Officers arrived on scene within moments and could hear loud banging coming from inside of the business.

As officers were setting up a perimeter, Waites was seen climbing out of the broken window.  Waites initially complied with officers commands, but then attempted to flee from officers.  Waites was then taken into custody with the assistance of VPD K9 “Yoschi.”

Waites was transported to Ventura county medical center where he was medically cleared for booking in jail.  Waites was booked into the Ventura county jail for commercial burglary, resisting arrest, and a parole hold.

If anyone has information related to this crime, they are encouraged to call the Ventura Police Department watch commander at 805-339-4416.

Arson/Vandalism arrest

On August 15, at approximately 5am, the Ventura Police Command center received a call from mall security reporting the suspect, 30 year old Ventura vagrant Adam Fleck, lighting a fire on the roof of Red Robin.

Officers arrived on scene and located Fleck sitting on a steel beam above the patio on the second story of the mall.  Officers spoke with Fleck who was cooperative.  Ventura City Fire department arrived and provided a ladder so Fleck could safely come down off the patio cover.

While on the cover/roof, Fleck lit his shoe and other clothing on fire causing damage to the patio cover.  Ventura City Fire investigated the damage and advised there was no structural damage to the building.

Fleck was taken into custody without incident.  Fleck was transported to the Ventura County Medical center where he was medically cleared for booking.  Fleck was later booked in the Ventura County Jail for Arson, and felony vandalism no one was injured during the incident.

Robbery and Stolen Vehicle Arrest with Foot Pursuit

On August 24, at 10:40am, the victim parked his vehicle in a parking lot in the 11100 block of Citrus Drive. He got out of his vehicle, and when he returned he found the suspect, 29 year old Santa Paula resident Raymond Gonzalez, inside of the car stealing two cell phones.  The suspect fled from the victim, however the victim chased after him.  During the chase, the suspect peppered sprayed the victim.  A concerned citizen saw this occur and attempted to intervene, however the suspect also pepper sprayed him as well.  At that point, the suspect dropped the stolen cell phones and the victims lost sight of him as he ran away.

Officers arrived and began an investigation into the incident.  Initially, the suspect was not located. The second victim was transported to VCMC due to medical complications resulting from the pepper spray.  During the investigation, officers discovered the suspect had left a stolen vehicle in the parking lot near the original victim’s car. While the officers were processing the stolen vehicle, the suspect reappeared in a nearby business parking lot.  When the officers saw him, he ran from them.  After a brief foot pursuit, the officers were able to arrest him.

At the conclusion of the investigation, the suspect was booked into Ventura County Jail for robbery, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, unlawful use of pepper spray and prohibited person in possession of pepper spray.

 

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