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 August 7, at approximately 4pm, the suspect entered a business in the 11000 block of Citrus Drve and approached the cashier. The suspect, who was armed with a handgun, demanded money and after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the business. Responding officers checked the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
On August 30, at 5:30pm, 35 year old Santa Paula resident Jonathan Landeros walked into the Ventura Police Department’s front lobby and said he believed he was wanted for robbery. Major Crimes Detectives interviewed Landeros and confirmed he was the suspect that robbed the 76 gas station on August 7. Landeros saw a photograph of himself on Ventura Police Department’s social media site and decided to turn himself in. On August 30, at 10:45pm, Detectives executed a search warrant at Landeros’ residence in the 100 Block of West Main Street in the City of Santa Paula. Landeros was later booked at the Ventura County Jail for Robbery.
Attempt to Disarm an Officer
On August 25, at approximately 10am, the Ventura Police Command Center received a call of a subject refusing to leave CMH hospital. The caller also told dispatchers that the subject was in possession of a knife. As officers arrived at the location, they were told by a victim that the suspect later identified as 31 year old Ventura resident Richard Rivera, threw an unknown object at the victim’s car causing minor damage to their vehicle.
Officers began canvassing the area and found Rivera in the 2600 block of E. Thompson. As the officers made contact with Rivera, he became uncooperative and refused to follow their verbal directions. When the officers started to place Rivera in custody, he began to fight with them and at one point attempted to remove an officer’s firearm from his holster. After a long struggle, the officers were finally able to get control of Rivera and handcuffed him. Rivera was transported to VCJ where he was booked for, felony attempting to remove a firearm from an officer, felony resisting a peace officer and misdemeanor vandalism.
In 2016 Rivera was arrested for felony possession of controlled substance, and in 2017 he was arrested for misdemeanor trespassing.
Traffic Pursuit with Arrest
On September 5, at approximately 8:30pm, a Ventura Police Patrol Officer attempted to stop a four wheel, off road “quad” for riding on a roadway. The driver did not yield to the officer and fled. After a brief pursuit, the suspect abandoned the “quad” and ran into the neighborhood. Officers and a police k9 searched the area, and after approximately 20 minutes, the suspect was located hiding in a shed in a backyard of a residence on Carr Drive.
The suspect, 26 year old Ventura resident Jose Cardenas who is on active parole for robbery, was arrested and booked into Ventura County Jail on the charges of felony evading, violation of parole and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.
Violation of Restraining Order and Obstructing Arrest
On September 6, at approximately 8:30am, the Ventura Police Department was working a high risk incident in the 10100 block of Carlyle St. involving a suicidal subject. The SWAT team had been deployed and members of the Ventura Police Crisis Negotiation team were scene negotiating with the subject.
34 year old Jason Ordoyne, was armed with a hammer and threatened to engage officers when they arrived. Ordoyne was also at the residence in violation of a court order.
Ordoyne had barricaded himself inside and refused to come out of the residence. He was uncooperative with officers, and had made several threats that he was going to arm himself with a knife and come out to force officers to shoot him. Officers with the Ventura Police Crisis Negotiations team continued to negotiate with Ordyne and after approximately 5 hours, he agreed to leave the residence and was taken into custody without incident.
Possession of a Handgun by a Prohibited Person
On September 6, at approximately 4pm, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 2100 block of Harbor Blvd. and spoke with the driver of the vehicle, 39 year old Ventura resident Stephanie Paez. She was driving with suspended driver’s license and was also a Post Release Offender (PROs). Additionally, she was found to be in possession of narcotics paraphernalia. The passenger, 41 year old Ventura resident Disenia Paez, was also contacted. She was found to be on probation for weapons charges, and a search revealed she was in possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.
At the conclusion of the investigation, Stephanie Paez was booked on the charge of possession of narcotics paraphernalia and a violation of her Post Release Offender status. Disenia Paez was booked on the charges of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.