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 29, at approximately 2:15pm, a Ventura Patrol Task Force officer saw the suspect, 36 year old vagrant Ricardo Magallanes sitting at Mission Park. Magallanes is known to the officer and known to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. While waiting for additional officers, Magallanes saw the officer and started to walk away from the park. The officer called out to Magallanes, but Magallanes refused to cooperate with the officer’s commands and started to run away. After a short foot pursuit, Magallanes stopped and turned around to confront the officer. A struggle ensued, and eventually, Magallanes was able to break free and started to run away. As more officers arrived on scene, Magallanes was caught near the Burger King at Ventura Ave, and Main St. Magallanes started to fight with the officers but was subdued and taken into custody.
No officers were injured as a result of this incident. Magallanes was taken to VCMC to be medically cleared before being booked into county jail for felony resisting a peace officer and his misdemeanor warrant. According to the Ventura County Superior Court records, Magallanes was convicted of resisting a peace officer in May 2016, and again for the same charge in June 2018.
Grand Theft Person and Elder Abuse Arrest
On October 4, at approximately 4:45pm, officers responded to reports of a theft that had just occurred near Telephone Road and Petit Avenue. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the 90 year old victim. She told the officers she was walking in the area when the suspect, 32 year old Ventura resident Yvette Deleon, approached, took her purse from her possession and ran away. Witnesses nearby saw the incident occur and attempted to intervene; however the suspect threw the purse down and fled from them as well.
After a brief search of the surrounding area, officers located the suspect. She was detained and at the conclusion of the investigation, she was booked into Ventura County Jail on the felony charges of grand theft from a person and elder abuse.