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 Vehicle and Prohibited Person in Possession of a Gun
On February 5, at 7:40pm , patrol officers responded to a suspicious vehicle parked in the 1600 block of Walter Street. When officers arrived, they discovered the vehicle was reported as stolen and was occupied. The suspect, Nicholas Gebber (25), was detained and a subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a handgun with an obliterated serial number, stolen property and a methamphetamine smoking pipe. The suspect is prohibited from possessing a firearm.
At the conclusion of the investigation, Gebber was booked for possessing a stolen vehicle, being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number, possession of stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia. A review of the Ventura County Superior Court Website revealed he has been arrested 14 times since 2015. The listed charges include drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, prowling, burglary and possession of stolen vehicles.
On February 6, at about 6:26 pm, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call of an armed robbery at the Subway Restaurant located at 4624 Telephone Road in the City of Ventura. The caller stated that the suspect had a gun with him and demanded money from the cash register. The suspect fled with an unknown amount of cash.
Ventura Police Department patrol officers arrived on scene shortly after receiving the call. Officers saw a subject possibly matching the description of the suspect walking southbound on Telephone Road near
Transport Street. As the officers attempted to contact the suspect, he fled by running southbound through the commercial area and eventually ran into the orchard located south of Transport Street and west of Telephone Road. The suspect dropped a bag containing an assault rifle, a loaded magazine for the assault rifle, cash, and some items of clothing.
Officers set up a perimeter around the orchard and began a search for the suspect. Multiple Ventura Police Department K-9’s were conducting a training exercise nearby and were able to respond to the orchard within a few minutes. One of the K-9’s was used to conduct a track of the suspect from his last known location. The K-9 led the officers directly to the suspect, who was hiding in a tree in the orchard. The suspect did not immediately respond to the orders of the officers, so the K-9 was used to assist in the apprehension. The suspect received minor injuries during the apprehension.
The suspect, later identified as Eugene Hernandez (43 unknown residence) , had a felony warrant out of San Bernardino County for a parole violation. In addition to his warrant, Hernandez will be charged with robbery, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a high capacity magazine, possession of an assault rifle, and resisting arrest.
Woman found deceased at the Harbor
Judith Campbell, 80, of Ventura was found deceased after the Ventura Police Department received a report of a possible body in the water at the Harbor. Her death was determined to be an accidental drowning, according to the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office. Officials said that the cause of death did not appear to be suspicious in nature.