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.
On March 21, at approximately 4:00 am, Ventura Police Patrol Officers responded to a call of an armed robbery that just occurred in the 900 block of E. Thompson Blvd. Investigating officers learned that the suspect, 39 year old Ventura resident Leland Tanner, approached the victims as they sat in a vehicle, brandished a handgun, and demanded cash. After giving Tanner an undisclosed amount of cash, the victims fled the area and contacted police.
As patrol officers arrived, an officer saw Tanner entering a taxi. The Officer ordered Tanner out of the vehicle, and upon exiting, Tanner fled. Officers set up a perimeter, and with the assistance from Ventura PD K-9’s and a Ventura County Sheriff’s K-9, Officers searched for the suspect. Tanner was located in the rear yard of a residence in the 900 block of E. Thompson Blvd. Tanner was taken into custody without incident. Tanner was arrested for Robbery and Resisting Arrest.
A review of the Ventura County Superior Court website shows that Tanner has prior arrests for identity theft, vehicle burglary, receiving stolen property, and resisting arrest.
On March 26, at 10:00 am, members of the Ventura Police Department SCU Narcotics unit conducted a search warrant at the above address due to an investigation into narcotics sales. Detectives using investigative tools were able to identify a primary suspect as 38 year old Ventura resident Celia Ramirez.
During the execution of the search warrant and the subsequent investigation, detectives recovered fentanyl, methamphetamines, and evidence of narcotics sales in Ramirez’s motel room. As a result of the investigation, Celia Ramirez was arrested for possession for sale of controlled substances.
A search of the Ventura County Superior Court shows that Celia Ramirez has no prior arrest.