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.
Theft of a Boat and Prowling Arrest
On June 9, at approximately 8pm, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a 911 call from a resident in the 3000 block of Bayshore Ave., reporting a suspicious subject on the dock behind his residence. The resident said he caught the subject, later identified as 28 year old Valencia resident Ayrton Sieja, attempting to sail away in his boat and when the resident confronted him, Sieja jumped in the water fully clothed and began swimming across the channel.
As officers arrived on scene, additional officers responded to the 1300 block of Beachmont St., where Sieja had climbed out of the water and was found on the side yard of a residence. Sieja was taken into custody without incident.
Sieja was later arrested for theft of a boat and prowling. No one was injured as a result of this incident.
On June 8, at approximately 4:15am, an officer was patrolling the area of Moon Dr. and Victoria Ave., when he was contacted by a 22-year-old male who reported that he had just been robbed at gunpoint by two black males, 25-30 years, one wearing a black shirt The victim said he and a friend were walking near the apartment complex in the 1300 block of Saratoga Ave. and were approached by the suspects, one of them who hit him in the back of the head. The victim fell and while he was on the ground, he was kicked several times. He then saw that one of the suspects was armed with a black handgun. The suspect with the gun pointed it at him and demanded all his property. The victim complied and gave the suspect his jewelry and watch. After taking his property, the suspects fled the area on foot.
Officers checked the area and were unable to locate the suspects.
The victim sustained minor injuries to his head as a result of the incident. He was transported to VCMC for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and later released.
Stolen Vehicle Arrest and Arrest of Wanted Subject
On June 11, the victim reported their vehicle stolen to the Ventura Police Department. On June 12 at 11:45am, a patrol officer located the stolen vehicle in a motel parking lot on Thompson Blvd and contacted the Ventura Police Street Crimes Unit. SCU along with VenCATT observed 34-year-old Jeffery Gonzales exit a room, enter the stolen vehicle and begin to drive it from the parking lot. Before Gonzales could exit the parking lot, he was stopped and arrested for possession of the stolen vehicle. Gonzales was later transported and booked into the Ventura County Jail.
While investigating Gonzales, detectives located a wanted subject, 32-year-old Jacqueline Randall, who had 5 local warrants. She was arrested and booked at the Ventura County Jail.
The Ventura Police Department would like to remind everyone to lock their vehicles, do not keep anything valuable in their vehicles, especially overnight, and do not keep a spare key inside the vehicle.
Sexual Battery Arrest
On June 8, at approximately 10:15pm, the victim contacted the Ventura Police Department after receiving a massage at Massage Envy (103 S. Mills Rd. Ventura). The victim told officers towards the end of her 90-minute massage, she was sexually assaulted.
Major Crimes Detectives began investigating and identified the suspect as 29-year-old Ventura resident Anthony Wearing. Over the next few days, detectives gathered evidence that corroborated the victim’s statement. On June 11, at approximately 4:45pm, detectives contacted Wearing in the parking lot of 24hr Fitness on Telegraph Rd. Wearing was arrested for sexual battery and digital penetration, both felonies.
During the investigation, Massage Envy cooperated with the Ventura Police Department. Wearing had only been employed by Massage Envy for less than two weeks, but he has been a licensed massage therapist for the last two years. Detectives are actively seeking any additional victims. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Det. Alyse Quiroz (805) 339-4413.