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.
Furnishing Narcotics Arrest
On August 26, at approximately 5:00 pm, patrol officers responded to Macy’s department store reference a subject overdosing on Fentanyl. Ventura City Fire personnel responded and were able to revive the overdosed victim by administering Narcan (naloxone HCI), which is used for the treatment of an opioid emergency.
During the investigation, officers learned the overdose victim was told he bought Heroin but was actually sold Fentanyl. He used too much of the narcotic and quickly overdosed. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine.
Fentanyl is often added to other drugs to increase their potency. Many users believe that they are purchasing Heroin and do not know that they are buying Fentanyl – which often results in overdose deaths.
On August 28, members of the Ventura Police Department Narcotics SCU unit completed the investigation into narcotics sales of Fentanyl, resulting in an overdose. Detectives using investigative tools were able to identify, detain, and arrest suspect 58 year old Ventura resident Robbin Parks for furnishing narcotics.
A search of the Ventura County Superior Courts shows that Parks has prior convictions for possession of a controlled substance and possession for sales of a controlled substance.
Theft of Bike and Warrant Arrest
Over the past month, there have been approximately 45 bikes stolen throughout the city of Ventura. On September 2 at 6:00 pm, the Ventura Police Department Patrol Task Force and the Street Crimes Unit conducted a crime suppression theft sting at two Ventura locations. The units left bicycles unattended in shopping areas while officers surveilled the bikes.
In the 4700 block of Telephone Rd, Cody Brown approached one of the bikes and then took it and began riding away. Officers stopped Brown and took him into custody. Brown also had several outstanding warrants for his arrest. Brown was arrested and subsequently booked at the Ventura County Jail.
A review of the Ventura County Superior Court website shows that Brown has been arrested for drunk in public, under the influence of a controlled substance, petty theft, and resisting arrest.
The Ventura Police Department would like to remind everyone not to leave their bikes unattended, even for a short time, without locking them. Please register your bicycles online through the Ventura Police Department website under the tab for Services.
In the evening hours of September 2, Ventura Police communications center received multiple reports of fires along the Ventura Avenue corridor as well as the Olive Street both north and south of Main street. Ventura City Fire Department responded with patrol officers and quickly extinguished the fires.
Detectives with the Ventura Police Major Crimes unit were able to identify the suspect, 35 year old vagrant Hugo Santiago, from video surveillance located in the area of one of the fires.
Detectives found Santiago and detained him without incident. Detectives were able to link Santiago with 4 different intentional fires set on September 2. Santiago was booked at the Ventura County Jail for Arson.
A review of the Ventura County Superior Court website shows that Santiago has previous arrests for being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and driving without a license.
Hot Prowl Residential Burglaries / Sexual Assaults: Arrest and Update
On April 21, 2016, at approximately 5:00 am, the Ventura Police Patrol Officers responded to 6600 Block of Webster St. in reference to a female victim reporting that an unidentified male made entry into her residence sliding glass door, sexually assaulted the victim, and fled when the victim awoke. The suspect was wearing gloves, dark clothes and had a ski mask.
On May 7, 2016, at 5:00 am, the Ventura Police Patrol Officers responded to 600 block Atlanta Ln. in reference to a female victim reporting that an unidentified male was peeping through her bedroom window. The suspect was wearing all dark clothing and wearing a ski mask.
On June 11, 2016, at approximately 5:30 am, the Ventura Police Patrol Officers responded to 1500 block of Echidna Ln. in reference to a female victim reporting that an unidentified male made entry into her residence through a sliding glass door, groped the victim’s buttocks, and fled when the victim awoke and screamed. The suspect was wearing gloves, dark clothes and had a ski mask.
On August 8, 2016, at approximately 5:30 am, the Ventura Police Patrol Officers responded to 700 block of Hill St. in reference to a female victim reporting that an unidentified male made entry into her residence through a sliding glass door left open for a cat, sexually assaulted the victim, and fled when the victim awoke and screamed. The suspect was wearing gloves, dark clothes and had a ski mask.