Vol. 13, No. 11 – Feb 26 – Mar 11, 2020 – Police Reports

Prowling arrests

Location #1: 6450 Auto Center Dr. (Ocean Honda) Location #2: 5455 Walker St. (Cal Coast Motor Sports)

02/16/20 @ 0160 Hours
02/16/20 @ 0359 Hours
Suspect #1: Keith Dalzell, DOB: 01/30/84 Vagrant
Suspect #2: Arturo Panchi, DOB: 06/14/95

On the above dates and time, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call from an alarm company reporting a video alarm being activated at Ocean Honda in the 6400 block of Auto Center Dr. It was also reported there was a subject on the property and checking the door handles of vehicles.

Officers responded to the call and after an extensive search of the dealership found the suspect, later identified as Keith Dalzell, hiding on the property. He was taken into custody without incident and arrested for prowling.

On the same date, at approximately 0359 hours, the Command Center received a call from an employee of Cal Coast Motor Sports in the 5400 block of Walker St. reporting a subject seen on video inside a fenced area of the business.

When officers arrived on scene, a subject later identified as Arturo Panchi, was seen running from the business. After a brief foot pursuit with officers, Panchi was caught and taken into custody. The investigation showed that Panchi was attempting to steal gas from the business. He was arrested for prowling, resisting arrest, petty theft and a warrant.

A review of the Ventura County Superior Court website shows that Dalzell has prior convictions for prowling, unlawful tampering of a vehicle, resisting arrest, under the influence of a controlled substance, and possession of paraphernalia. It also showed that Panchi has convictions for petty theft, possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia, destroying evidence, and evading arrest.


On February 22, at 2:30am, the Ventura Police Department Command Center Received several 911 calls of gunshots heard in the area of the 100 block of East Center Street in Ventura. While officers were investigating, physical evidence was found at the scene that indicated a shooting did in fact occur. Officers conducted a canvas of the area, but no victim(s) were located.

Shooting again

On February 22, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received several 911 calls of a shooting in the 100 block of Forbes Ln. Patrol officers, along with Ventura City Fire and AMR personnel, responded and found a victim suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his leg. He was treated at the scene by Ventura City Fire personnel, and immediately transported to a local hospital. The suspect was last seen by witnesses fleeing the scene in a dark colored vehicle.

The motive for this shooting is not known.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Ventura Police Department at 339-4416.

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