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.
On September 3, at approximately 5pm, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call from the emergency room staff at Ventura County Medical Center reporting a stabbing victim had just entered the emergency room. Officers arrived and contacted the male victim who was found to be suffering from two non-life threatening stab wounds to his torso.
During the investigation, officers learned the victim was sitting alone in the area of Ventura Avenue and Prospect Street when two passing vehicles abruptly stopped in the roadway. Five male subjects exited the vehicles and began to physically assault the victim without provocation. The victim was stabbed with an unknown type weapon as he tried to defend himself. After the attack, the suspects reentered the vehicles and fled in an unknown direction.
There is no additional information at this time. Anyone who may have witnessed, or has information relating to this crime, is asked to contact the Ventura Police Department at 339-4488
Armed Suicidal Subject
On September 6, at approximately 1pm, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call from employees of O’Leary’s Sidebar, 6555 Telephone Rd., reporting that a customer had just left a suicide note inside the bar and was now in the parking lot, armed with a knife. The note indicated that the subject, later identified as a 49-year-old male vagrant, wanted to force officers to shoot him.
Offices arrived on scene and located the subject in the middle of the parking lot. He was still armed with the knife and was uncooperative with officers. Officers set up a perimeter to contain the subject and protect the public that was in the area. The subject became more erratic as officers tried to negotiate with him and at one point claimed he had additional weapons as he reached into a fanny pack attached to his waist.
A less lethal weapon was deployed, which incapacitated the subject to give officers enough time to take him into custody.
After he was medically cleared for minor injuries he sustained during the arrest, the subject was transported to Ventura County Mental Health for an evaluation.
No officers or any citizens were injured as a result of this incident.
As a precaution, Portola Elementary School was placed on temporary lockdown until the incident was resolved.
Crook Trying To Get Favorite Cheeseburger
On September 7, at 1am, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call of an audible alarm with video surveillance at the Carl’s Jr on Thompson Bl.
Offices arrived on scene and located the suspect, 39 year old Oak View resident Jennifer Cardinel, inside eating food from the business. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.
The subsequent investigation revealed that the suspect forcibly pulled open the locked doors to the business while it was closed. She remained inside the business when the officer’s arrived on scene.
The suspect was taken to Ventura County Jail and booked for felony Commercial Burglary and an outstanding felony arrest warrant for vehicle theft.
Stolen Vehicle Arrest
On September 9, at 12:10pm the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of The Wharf, at 980 Front St. The caller provided the license plate of the vehicle and a registration check revealed it had been stolen from Ventura earlier in the day.
Officers arrived on scene and found the suspect, Cameron Marrufo, 25, Ventura resident in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Marrufo was ordered out of the vehicle where he was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to the Ventura County Jail and booked for being in possession of a stolen vehicle.
During the last month, Marrufo has been arrested on three different occasions by the Ventura Police Department. He was previously arrested on 08/19/17 for a residential burglary in the 100 block of Brent St. and on 09/07/17 for prowling a residence in the 2000 block of Pierpont Blvd.