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.
Arrest for Battery Causing Serious Bodily Injury
On January 29, at approximately 10:15 pm, a Ventura Police Officer was working patrol in the area when he witnessed 27 year old Ventura resident James Cobb striking the victim, who fell to the ground. Cobb began to stomp on the victim’s head very forcefully as the officer approached to intervene. The victim was unresponsive and had a head injury. Cobb ran away but officers quickly located him nearby. Cobb was arrested f or Battery Causing Serious Bodily Injury and Assault likely to Cause Great Bodily Injury. The victim was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center for treatment and is in stable condition.
A review of the Ventura County Superior Court website shows that Cobb has prior convictions for Robbery, Assault, Trespassing, Petty Theft, Resisting, Obstructing, or Delaying a Peace Officer, Public Intoxication, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Alcohol as a Minor.
Stolen vehicle recovery with arrest
On February 5, at approximately 1:00 am, a patrol officer observed a vehicle that had been reported stolen in the City of Oxnard. The vehicle was at a gas station and was occupied by one adult male. The officer made a safe approach with cover officers and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle as the driver was about to leave. The suspect, 48 year old Oxnard resident Spencer Brown, was detained and arrested without incident. He was charged with unlawful driving of a vehicle and possession of a stolen vehicle.
A review of the Ventura County Superior Court website shows Brown has prior convictions for narcotic sales, transportation for sale of narcotics, and possession of a stolen vehicle.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the crime should contact the Ventura Police Department at (805) 339-4416.