Vol. 11, No. 21 – July 18 – July 31, 2018 – Police Reports

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.

Shots Fired

On June 29, at approximately 9pm, the Ventura Police Command Center received a call of shots fired in the 1000 Block of Kimball Rd. Officers quickly arrived on scene and were able to locate several spent shell casings in the street. A canvas of the area was completed and no victims were located. A witness told officers that a sedan (unknown make or model) was seen in the roadway as the shots were fired and that 3 males were seen running away from the area. The witness was unable to give a description of the 3 males who ran from the scene. It is unknown if the shots came from the vehicle or the 3 unidentified subjects.

It is unknown if anyone was injured as a result of the shooting. The Ventura Police Department is actively investigating the incident and anyone with information is asked to call 805-339-4488.

Stolen Vehicle Arrest

On July 1 at 8:30am, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call of a suspicious vehicle parked to the rear of an apartment complex in the 3400 block of Rexford Street. A witness had observed two subjects inside who appeared to be under the influence.

Officers arrived on scene and located three occupants still inside the vehicle. As officer approached, they observed the suspects preparing to inject themselves with narcotics. Officers announced their presence and ordered the suspects to remain in the vehicle until additional officers arrived to assist in removing them. One of the suspects, 31 year old Camarillo vagrant Dani Cruz refused to comply with the officers commands and attempted to flee from the vehicle. A Ventura Police K9 arrived on scene a short time later and all three suspects were detained without incident. Officers later determined the vehicle had recently been reported stolen.

The driver, 24 year old Ventura vagrant Nicholas Gebber was placed under arrest for being in possession of stolen vehicle, possession of burglary tools and possession of a controlled substance. Cruz was placed under arrest for a parole violation and resisting arrest. The third suspect, 30 year old Ventura vagrant Dorothy Dobbin was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and two outstanding warrants. All three suspects were transported to the Ventura County Jail where they were booked for the above charges.

Stolen Vehicle and Felony

On July 4, at approximately 3am, officers were at the intersection of Utica Avenue and Telephone Road handling an unrelated call for service when an officer saw a stolen vehicle drive past. The officer followed after the stolen vehicle and initiated an enforcement stop. The driver, 25 year old Ventura resident Martinez, failed to stop and immediately began driving evasively. Officers initiated a vehicle pursuit and Martinez entered a nearby residential housing tract. Martinez drove at high speeds, failed to stop at numerous stop signs, and drove a circuitous route through the neighborhood for over six minutes with officers in pursuit. Martinez eventually yielded in the area of Nevin Avenue and Fairford Street and was taken into custody without further incident.

Martinez was booked into the Ventura County Jail for possession of a stolen vehicle and felony evading.

Officer involved Traffic Collision

On July 4, at approximately 10:15pm, a Ventura Police Patrol officer was dispatched to a shooting call in the 6000 block of Whippoorwill. The officer responded to the shooting by driving “code 3”, lights and siren. As the officer was enroute, a vehicle failed to pull to the right and the officer had to take evasive action to avoid colliding with the vehicle. As a result the patrol vehicle collided with a street signal and Edison light pole. The officer received minor injuries and was taken to a local area hospital to be checked out.

The Ventura Police Department would like to remind drivers that according to California Vehicle Code 21806. Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle sounding a siren and at least one red light that is visible, the surrounding traffic shall do the following: the driver of every other vehicle shall yield the right-of-way and shall immediately drive to the right-hand edge or curb of the highway, clear any intersection, and shall stop and remain stopped until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed.

Bank Robbery

On July 6, at approximately 1:15am, the Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call from an employee of Chase Bank reporting that a bank robbery had just occurred at the Chase Bank branch at 2499 Harbor Blvd. Upon arrival of the officers, they determined the suspect had already fled the bank and was last seen leaving the area on foot.

During the investigation, officers learned the suspect (a Hispanic male, 25-30 years, shaved head, wearing a black hat, sunglasses, light blue button shirt, blue jeans, and tennis shoes) entered the bank and approached the counter. He handed the clerk a note stating was robbing the bank and demanded the clerk give him money. The note claimed he was armed with a gun, although no weapon was seen. The clerk gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money, and he fled the bank.

No one was injured as a result of this incident.

The FBI was notified. The Ventura Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit will be conducting the investigation. Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to call the Ventura Police Department at 339-4488.

Residential Burglary

On July 4, at approximately 4:30am, the Ventura Police Command Center received a report of a burglary that occurred overnight at a residence located in the 9600 block of Telephone Rd. The victim discovered that his home had been ransacked and numerous belongings had been stolen. Officers responded to the home and determined the suspect made entry into the residence through an unlocked window.

Through further investigation, detectives with the Street Crimes Unit were able to identify 19 year old Ventura resident Alex Reyes as the suspect in the burglary. Detectives later served a search warrant at Reyes’ home located in the 10600 block of Veronica Lane in the city of Ventura. Detectives located numerous items in the residence that were stolen in the burglary. On 7/6/18 at approximately 1400 hours, detectives arrested Reyes and booked him at the Ventura County Jail for 459 PC- first degree residential burglary, a felony.

Residential Burglary and Possession for Sales Arrest

On July 13, at approximately 10am, officers responded to a call regarding a suspicious subject knocking on multiple residences’ doors in the area of the 100 block of Gay Drive. When officers arrived, 23 year old Ventura resident Allen Minot was seen walking away from a residence. The investigation revealed he entered the house, removed property from the residence and hid it nearby. He was also found to be in possession of a large quantity of prescription drugs (Xanax). Minot’s vehicle was parked nearby, and the second suspect, 27 year old Moorpark resident Kevin McNicol, was seated in the vehicle. He was found to be in possession of heroin.

At the conclusion of the investigation, McNicol was arrested for the misdemeanor charge possession of heroin and booked into Ventura County Jail. Minot was arrested and booked into Ventura County Jail for residential burglary and possession for sales of Xanax. Officers recovered the stolen property and returned it to the victim.

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