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.
Vehicle Pursuit Arrest
On November 11, at approximately 10pm, officers responded to the Victoria Village shopping center in regard to male who was acting erratically and driving his vehicle in circles outside the Vons supermarket. When officers arrived, they observed the suspect, 49 year old Ventura resident Joseph Jack driving a pickup truck in the parking lot while smoking a controlled substance.
Officers attempted an enforcement stop on Jack who refused to comply and continued to drive in a large circular pattern. After several minutes, officers successfully deployed a tire deflation device which flattened all four tires on Jack’s vehicle. Jack eventually stopped but remained in his vehicle and continued to ingest the controlled substance. Jack refused to exit the vehicle after numerous requests causing officers to approach and attempt to remove him. A window to the vehicle was broken and Jack physically resisted officer’s efforts to take him into custody. A Ventura K9 was inserted into the cab of the truck where Jack was taken into custody after a brief struggle.
Jack was placed under arrest and treated for minor injuries he sustained as a result of the K9 deployment. He was later booked into the Ventura County Jail for felony evading police, driving while under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.
Lewd acts with a minor arrest
In October of this year, Ventura Police Major Crimes Detectives began investigating a sexual assault involving Daniel Luna and a juvenile female, age 15. Over the course of the following two weeks, Detectives confirmed that 41 year old Ventura resident Daniel Luna had been involved in ongoing lewd acts with the victim since February of 2018.
On November 13, at 740am, Detectives arrested Luna and served a search warrant at his residence in the 400 block of Thompson Blvd. Detectives recovered evidence linking Luna to the crimes. Luna was interviewed by Detectives then transported to the Ventura County Jail where he was booked for multiple felonies related to lewd acts with a minor.
This investigation is ongoing, anyone with additional information is asked to contact Det. Josh Butler at (805) 339-4466.
Vehicle Burglary Arrest
On November 16, at 3:25pm the Ventura Police Command Center received a call of a subject rummaging through a vehicle. The witness told the dispatcher that the vehicle belonged to a friend of his and that the person inside the vehicle was unknown to him. The witness also told the dispatcher that he confronted the individual and she (31 year old vagrant Raylene Juarez) told him she had permission to be in the vehicle. After the confrontation, Juarez exited the vehicle and left the area.
As officers arrived at the scene, they began searching the area eventually locating Juarez a short distance away. They stopped Juarez, and the witness was able to positively identified her as being the person who was inside the vehicle. Juarez was found to be in possession of property from the vehicle. Officers contacted the owner of the vehicle who told them he did not know Juarez and confirmed that the property in her possession came from his vehicle.
Juarez was arrested without incident and booked into the Ventura County Jail for felony vehicle burglary. A search of the Ventura County Superior Court shows that Juarez has been arrested 13 times this year and has three open cases pending. The majority of these arrests are drug-related.