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.
Assault with Deadly Weapon Arrest
On November 19 at 10:25am, the Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call of several subjects involved in a physical altercation near the intersection of Sheridan Way and Ramona Street. Officers arrived a short time later and found the involved parties were no longer in the area.
During the investigation officers learned the suspect, 32 year old Ventura resident Sergio Rubio, was involved in a verbal altercation with a group of males in the 400 block of West Ramona. The group of males fled on foot after battering Rubio.
Rubio entered a vehicle and gave chase after the group. Rubio made several unsuccessful attempts to strike the victims with his vehicle. Rubio eventually stopped and exited the vehicle before brandishing a knife at two of the victims.
Rubio was located and placed under arrest without incident.
Road Rage / Assault with a Deadly Weapon with a vehicle
On November 22, at approximately 9:45pm, the Ventura Police Command Center received several 911 calls reporting a traffic collision at the intersection of Portolla Rd. and Shenandoah St. where one vehicle possibly fled the scene. A security guard from the Kohls shopping center witnessed the event and told dispatch the traffic collision stemmed from a Road Rage that took place between the two vehicles involved in the shopping center parking lot.
Officers investigating the incident made contact with all the involved parties. During the incident, the victim threw a soda at Thomas Riddle’s vehicle and Riddle pursued the other vehicle, driving on the wrong side of the entryway into the shopping center parking lot as the vehicles turned on to Portolla Rd.
Riddle’s vehicle intentionally rammed the other vehicle on Portolla Rd. During the intentional act of ramming the other party’s vehicle, Riddle’s vehicle struck the curb at the intersection of Portolla Rd. and Shenandoah St. and became disabled.
The other vehicle involved in the incident was also disabled from Riddle ramming their vehicle and they were able to drive it a short distance away and called 911 for officer assistance.
Fatal Traffic Collison-Vehicle V. Train
On November 25, at approximately 7pm, The Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call of a train versus vehicle accident at California St. and Harbor Bl.
Officers arrived on scene and located a single vehicle with one occupant, a 73 year old Hispanic male, that had been struck by a passenger train.
The investigation revealed that the driver was southbound on California St. and stopped on the railroad tracks as the crossing guard arms came down.
Shooting at Inhabited Dwelling Arrest
On November 26, at approximately 10pm, the Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call of multiple gunshots being heard from a residence in the 6200 block of Bell St.
Officers arrived on scene and located a witness who confirmed that there was a subject, identified as 27 year old Ventura resident Justin Abbe, inside the residence who had fired several shots and that he was intoxicated.
Officers surrounded the residence including an armored rescue vehicle and K9 unit. Officers attempted to make verbal contact with the Abbe for over an hour without success. The Ventura Police Department SWAT team was activated due to the high risk situation.
The suspect was taken into custody without incident by the Ventura Police Department SWAT team at approximately 2:30am. Several firearms were removed from the residence including an assault rifle.
Stolen Vehicle Pursuit and Arrest
On November 29, at approximately 1:45pm, an officer on patrol near the intersection of Johnson Dr. and Bristol Rd. was alerted by his stolen vehicle tracking device. The stolen vehicle, a 2008 Toyota sedan, was in motion and driving away from the area.
At approximately 3pm, an officer driving southbound on Highway 101 saw the stolen vehicle and initiated a vehicle pursuit, maximum speed reaching 80 mph. The vehicle pursuit continued into Oxnard, where the vehicle exited at Vineyard Ave., struck a curb which flattened one of its tires. The passenger 19 year old Ventura resident Juan Ramirez, got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. The pursuit of the stolen vehicle and driver, later identified a 20 year old Ventura resident Sebastian Shannon, continued into a nearby neighborhood.
At the intersection of Ironbark St. and Bluebell St., Shannon abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot, and officers lost sight of him as he climbed into the backyard of homes. With the use of a Ventura Police Department K-9, Shannon was located hiding inside of a house that was under construction.
Officers then began searching the area where Ramirez was seen fleeing from the vehicle. Several residents reported seeing Ramirez running through backyards, With the assistance of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Helicopter, he was located a short time later and taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit.
Shannon was later booked into the Ventura County Jail for Felony Evading, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Hit and Run, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and a two felony warrants. Ramirez was booked for Resisting Arrest.
Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer
On November 29, at approximately 11pm, the VPD Command Center received a call regarding Erick Stevenson causing a disturbance at a home in the 600 Blk of Riverside St. Two officers arrived on scene and located 22 year old Ventura resident Stevenson outside the home on Riverside St just south of Ramona St. As the officers approached him, Stevenson picked a brick and threw it at the officers. The brick missed the officers and they ordered Stevenson to get on the ground. Stevenson complied and was taken into custody without incident. No one was injured during the incident.
Stevenson was placed under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer and later booked into the Ventura County Jail.