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.
Stolen Vehicles/Residential Burglary Arrest
On October 28, at 6:45am, the Ventura Police Command Center received a call of an unoccupied vehicle left running in the roadway in the 1900 block of Hillcrest Dr. Officers arrived on scene and determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of a residential burglary on Encinal Pl three days earlier.
Officers were conducting the investigation when a resident on Hillcrest Dr. reported that their vehicle had been stolen within the hour.
At about approximate;y 8am, the Ventura Police Command Center received an additional call of an interrupted residential burglary in 2800 block of Harbor Bl. The caller indicated that the suspect, later identified as 27 year old Oxnard resident Vincente Quinonez, had left in a vehicle southbound on Harbor Bl with a large amount of property.
The occupied stolen vehicle was located with the assistance of LoJack at Harbor and Spinnaker Dr. Officers conducted a high risk stop on the vehicle and took the suspect into custody without incident.
Quinonez was arrested and booked into Ventura County Jail for residential burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, and two outstanding felony warrants.
Registered Sex Offender Compliance Sweep
On October 27 at 8am, twenty-three officers from multiple allied agencies including the Ventura Police Department, Simi Valley Police Department, FBI, Homeland Security, and County Probation conducted a citywide compliance check of registered sex offenders in advance of Halloween night. Registered sex offenders are prohibited from passing out treats or displaying any decorations on the outside of their residences on Halloween.
Officers inspected thirty-nine locations that resulted in two arrests. 51 year old Ventura resident Jack Rickman was arrested at his residence in the 6900 block of Norton Ave for felony violations of his probation terms, narcotic use, and two felony warrants. 64 year old Ventura resident Eric Rasmussen was arrested at his residence in the 200 Block of S Petit Ave for felony violations of his probation terms and possession of sexually explicit material.
Felon in possession of a firearm
On October 30, at approximately 1am, Ventura Police Patrol Officer conducted a traffic stop on a suspect vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, 37 year old Ventura resident Christopher Kehr, was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Heroin, and drug paraphernalia. Kehr was taken into custody and found to also be in possession of counterfeit U.S. currency.
Upon further search of the vehicle Officers also located a loaded handgun as well as burglary tools.
On October 30, at approximately 4am, a Ventura Police Patrol Officer contacted the victim riding a bicycle in the area of Thompson Blvd and Coronado St. Coronel informed the Officer he had just been stabbed in the chest during an argument with 27 year old Ventura resident Kyle Dean, in front of 68 South Seaward. Coronel was transported to VCMC where he was treated for a non-life threatening stab wound to the chest.
Officers responded to 68 South Seaward and made contact with Dean. Dean was questioned and taken into custody without incident. The weapon used in the stabbing was located at the scene. Dean was transported to VCJ where he was booked for domestic violence with injuries, and Assault with a deadly weapon.
Stolen Vehicle Arrest
On October 31, at approximately 8pm, an alert citizen called the Ventura Police Department Command Center to report that she had just seen a relative’s stolen vehicle in the area of Ventura Ave and Thompson Blvd. Officers in the area observed the stolen vehicle entering the 101 southbound freeway from Harbor Blvd and conducted an enforcement stop on the 101 southbound freeway just before the Seaward Ave off- ramp. Officers conducted a high-risk stop of the vehicle and had to shut down the 101 southbound freeway for a brief period of time.
The vehicle was occupied by 23 year old Ventura resident Ciara Ashford and she was taken into custody without incident. Ashford initially lied to officers about her identity and was found to have two outstanding warrants for her arrest.
Ashford was later booked into the Ventura County Jail for possession of a stolen vehicle, providing false information to a peace officer and for the two warrants.
On November 1, at approximately 3am, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call of an injured subject on the Ventura Promenade.
Officers arrived on scene and located a victim of a stab wound to the torso. The victim was transported by ambulance to the Ventura County Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
The ensuing investigation revealed that there was possibly an altercation on the promenade prior to the stabbing. The victim was uncooperative during the investigation.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact Sgt. Cain at 339-4488.