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.
Stabbing with Arrest
On July 26, at approximately 7:00 pm, the Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call of a stabbing victim in the 7800 block of Telephone Rd.
Responding officers arrived on scene within one minute of the call and located the suspect, 19 year old Oxnard resident Edward Larios, standing near the victim who was suffering from several stab wounds.
The ensuing investigation revealed that that the victim had driven to the 600 block of Providence Av at the request of a female who indicated she was being physically abused by Larios.
Once the victim arrived, he broke up a domestic violence incident between the female and Larios. As the victim was leaving in his car Larios confronted the victim and stabbed him twice in the legs. The victim fled in his car.
The victim who was feeling the effects of being stabbed pulled over into the gas station at Telephone Rd and Kimball Rd. He called the female to come help him. She arrived along with the Larios and Larios stabbed the victim an additional time in the abdomen.
The victim was taken to the Ventura County Medical Center where he remains in stable condition.
Larios was arrested and booked for assault with a deadly weapon causing serious injury and domestic violence.
Shooting with Arrest
During the investigation, the Ventura Police Department had processed the crime scene for evidence and had served numerous search warrants which led to the development of the suspect in this case. Brian Torres , 38 year old Ventura resident, was linked to the crime and a warrant was sought for his arrest.
On July 29, the Ventura Police Department was notified by the Laramie Police Department in Wyoming that they had apprehended Torres after they had received a call of a suspicious subject at a laundromat. He was subsequently booked into Laramie County Detention Center in Wyoming awaiting extradition back to California.
On July 21, at 3:30 am, the Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call of a shooting victim at Simpson St and Ventura Av. Responding officers arrived on scene and located a 20-year-old male victim lying on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound.
Ventura Fire and AMR ambulance arrived and transported the victim to the Ventura County Medical Center.
The ensuing investigation revealed that the victim was east of Ventura Ave on Simpson St when he was shot at numerous times and was struck once in the torso.
The victim is currently at the Ventura County Medical Center in critical condition. Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Detective Espinosa at 805-339-4497.