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.
Strong Arm Robbery
On December 3, at approximately 10pm, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a 911 call reference a strong arm robbery in progress. Several employees were working their assigned stations at Jack in the Box when the suspect later identified as 24 year old Ventura resident Jesse Rivera entered the restaurant wearing a black hoodie, black gloves and a dark colored bandana covering his face. Rivera approached the cash register, pulling it from the counter and began to flee the restaurant. Store employees attempted to apprehend Rivera who physically resisted. Rivera released the cash register and attempted to flee.
Store employees pursued and detained Rivera as officers arrived on scene. Rivera was arrested and later booked at the Ventura County Jail for robbery. The two employees that apprehended Rivera received minor injuries.
Shooting with Arrest
On December 5, at approximately 1am, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call of shots fired in the 2500 Blk. of Bayshore Ave. Responding Ventura Police Patrol Officers arrived on scene and located the victim who had a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his back. The shooter remained on scene and Officers immediately took him into custody.
Ventura Police Detectives were summoned to handle the investigation. Investigators learned that the shooter was an off-duty CHP officer from the Ventura CHP office. Investigators determined that the officer, identified as 49 year old Ventura Trever Dalton, and the victim got into an altercation in the driveway of the residence on Bayshore. During the altercation, the officer fired his weapon twice at the victim, striking him one time. As a result of the investigation, Dalton was arrested and booked at Ventura County Jail for Assault with a Deadly Weapon. A firearm was recovered at the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The California Highway Patrol has been notified regarding this investigation.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Ed McCain at 805-339-4478.
On December 12, at approximately 11:15pm, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call of vandalism in progress in the area of Lynn Dr. and Gale Way. The caller reported two suspects were using spray-paint, and spraying graffiti on the sidewalk.
When officers arrived on scene, the suspects ran away from officers but were detained a short distance away.
During the investigation, officers determined the 17 year old male juvenile had vandalized several different locations in the area, which caused several hundred dollars of damage. He was issued a citation for felony vandalism and released to his parents at the scene.
The other juvenile was cited for curfew violation and released to his parents.
The public can report damage from graffiti by leaving a message on the City of Ventura’s Graffiti Removal Hotline number at 654-7805.
Stolen Vehicle Arrest
On December 14, at approximately 3am, a VPD patrol officer observed a white and silver Ford Flex driving in the area of Ventura Ave and McFarlane St with a dealer paper plate on the rear of the car. The officer knew that a car matching that description had just been reported stolen a couple days prior. The officer attempted to make contact with the occupants of the car as the car drove quickly north on Ventura Ave. The car made a quick turn into a residential neighborhood in the area of Ventura Ave and Shoshone St and was located parked and unoccupied. The front license plate was missing and the VIN had been purposely covered.
Officers waited in the area to see if the occupants would return to the car. Two subjects, later identified as 25 year old Ventura resident Raeann Patterson and 28 year old Oxnard resident Andrew Coombes, were seen running from the area and getting into an unrelated car driven by an Uber driver. Officers stopped the car and contacted both subjects.
Further investigation revealed that the Ford Flex was in fact the earlier reported stolen car and there was property belonging to Patterson inside the stolen car as well as controlled substances. Other evidence was obtained that showed that Patterson was the one that had stolen the car. Patterson was ultimately arrested for possession of a stolen car and controlled substances and later booked into the Ventura County Jail.
Coombes was found to be a convicted felon in possession tear gas and arrested. Coombes was later booked into the Ventura County Jail for being a felon in possession of tear gas.
Stolen Vehicle Arrest
On December 14, at approximately 10:15am, a Ventura Police officer observed a suspicious four door sedan in the parking lot of Silver Sands Motel that matched the description of a recently reported stolen vehicle. The officer was able to quickly confirm the vehicle was in fact stolen and requested additional officers to assist.
As the stolen vehicle exited the parking lot additional officers arrived on scene to conduct a traffic enforcement stop. The driver, later identified as 37 year old Ventura resident Monique Dabour, was ordered out of the vehicle and was taken into custody without incident. Record check of Dabour revealed a felony no bail warrant for her arrest. Dabour was also found to be in possession of Methamphetamine.
Dabour was transported to Ventura County Jail where she was booked for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and the felony no bail warrant.