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.
Possession of Stolen Property Arrest
On May 25, a detached garage in the 300 block of Poli Street was burglarized, and an expensive and distinct bicycle was stolen. On May 30 at 1:00 pm, Patrol officers and detectives located the suspect in the Rite-Aid parking lot in the 100 block of Main St. in Ventura. The suspect, 29 year old Ventura resident Angelita Hernandez, had the stolen bicycle with her.
Hernandez was arrested and booked at the Ventura County Jail for felony possession of stolen property. The bicycle was returned to the rightful owner.
A search of the Ventura County Superior Court shows that Hernandez has prior convictions for theft, identity theft, burglary, and possession of a stolen vehicle.
The VPD Street Crimes Unit would like to remind everyone to register their bicycles online through the Ventura Police Department website. Also, remember to record your serial numbers on any high-end purchases and tools.
Carjacking / Felony Evading / Hit and Run Arrest
On June 4, at approximately 11:30 am, Ventura Police patrol officers responded to the Roadway Inn regarding a report of a vehicle having just been stolen. The victim reported that they attempted to stop the suspect by reaching into the vehicle and trying to remove the keys, however, the suspect started to drive off with the victim holding onto the car. The suspect was known to the victim, who identified her as 43 year old Kim Huber. Officers responding to the area located the vehicle being driven on Thompson Blvd Near Kalorama St and initiated a stop. Huber fled at a high rate of speed, driving on the wrong side of the road and side swiped another vehicle that was stopped at a traffic signal. Due to the danger to the public and other occupants in the vehicle at the time, the pursuit was terminated.
A short time later, the vehicle was found driving on Harbor Blvd at Sanjon Rd, and officers initiated a stop. Huber again fled at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was last reported driving North of Ventura Ave from Main St. A Ventura County Sheriffs Department helicopter was requested and responded to assist with locating the suspect. While officers were still in the area looking for the vehicle, a citizen reported a vehicle matching that description parked in their carport in the 100 Block of Ramona St. The helicopter responded and confirmed that it was the stolen vehicle. Patrol officers arrived at that location and found the vehicle left in that location with one occupant, but Huber had already fled the scene. The stolen vehicle was recovered and returned to it’s owner.
Approximately 40 minutes later, Huber was located walking in the downtown area and was taken into custody without further incident. Huber was booked at Ventura County Jail for Carjacking, Felony Evading, Hit and Run and a warrant.
A search of Ventura County Superior Court’s website shows Huber has lengthy criminal history with convictions for vandalism, domestic violence, violation of a domestic violence restraining order, battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, bringing drugs into a jail, petty theft, destroying evidence and being under the influence of drugs.
Brandishing a Replica Firearm
On June 6, at approximately 11:45 am, VPD patrol officers responded to a report of a subject brandishing a black semi-automatic style pistol during a road rage incident. The victim provided a description of the suspect and his vehicle, including the license plate. Responding officers located the suspect vehicle in the area of Telegraph Rd and Saticoy Ave. Based upon the nature of the call, a high risk stop was conducted in the 10200 block of Telephone Rd. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, later identified as 32 year old Ventura resident Steven Infante, was taken into custody without incident.
A Ventura Police K-9 unit was used to clear and search the vehicle. A black pellet gun that resembled a semi-automatic firearm was located in the vehicle, along with narcotics and other controlled substances. Infante was arrested for Brandishing a Replica Firearm, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription.
On June 8, at 2:00 pm, members of the Ventura Police Department Street Crimes 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 57 year old Oak View resident Paul Haney.
During the execution of the search warrant and the subsequent investigation, detectives recovered narcotics and evidence of narcotics sales inside Haney’s home.
As a result of the investigation, Paul Haney was arrested for possession of methamphetamines for sales.
A search of the Ventura County Superior Court shows that Paul Haney has prior arrests for narcotics possession, narcotic sales, and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Stolen Vehicle Arrest
On June 11, at approximately 8:00 am, Ventura Police Officers responded to the area of Shenandoah St. and Chalmette Ave. regarding a Chevy S-10 pickup truck that had just been stolen. At about 1506 hours, the truck was seen in the 1200 block of N. Ventura Ave. Patrol Officers responded and, on arrival, conducted an enforcement stop as it entered the parking lot of a business. Carlos Martinez, 24 year old Ventura resident and 23 year old Ventura resident Juan Solis were taken into custody without incident. During the investigation, officers determined that the suspects had painted the vehicle to cover the original color. Martinez and Solis were arrested for the unlawful taking of a vehicle, grand theft auto, felony vandalism, and conspiracy.
Robbery, Delaying a Peace Officer, and Vandalism Arrest
On June 11, at approximately 9:00 pm, Ventura Police Patrol officers responded to a report of a theft which just occurred in the 1000 block of East Thompson Blvd. The suspect had entered the business and after a brief altercation with the employees, stole an item from the business. The suspect then left the business and was reported to be armed with a knife.
Patrol officers and a K-9 officer arrived on scene and contacted the suspect, 36 year old Pete Holder. Holder was armed with a knife and a blunt object. Holder refused orders to drop the knife however was taken into custody. Officers on scene determined Holder had brandished the knife at an employee of the business after stealing property and threatened to stab the employee. It was also determined just prior to the robbery; Holder had slashed multiple tires at a separate business in the area.
Holder was arrested and booked at Ventura County Jail for Robbery, Delaying a Peace Officer, and Vandalism.
A search of the Ventura County Superior Court website revealed Holder has arrests for Resisting an Executive Officer, Removing a Weapon from a Peace Officer, Battery with Injury on a Peace Officer, and Arson. Holder is also currently on Parole Supervision.