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.
Brandishing, Criminal Threats Arrest
On September 12, at 2:15pm, Ventura Police Patrol Officers responded to a report of an interrupted car burglary in the 200 block of North Garden St. The victim reported that he confronted a group of juveniles attempting to gain entry into his vehicle. One of the juveniles brandished a knife at the victim and threatened to stab him. Patrol officers arrived on scene within four minutes of the call and located the suspect in the area of South Garden St. and South Olive St. The suspect, a 15- year-old male, was taken into custody without incident.
The suspect was arrested for brandishing, criminal threats and gang enhancement. A second juvenile was also arrested for gang enhancement.The victim was not injured.
Woman Assaulted on Bike Path – UPDATE with Arrest
On September 1, at approximately 12:30 pm, the Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call of a female who had been attacked while walking on the bike path near Kimball Park
On September 5, an alert community member saw a subject riding on a bicycle near Johnson Dr and Thille St. He recognized the person from the photographs and the artist’s rendering from a prior press release.
The community member called the police and responding officers contacted the subject who was identified as 28 year old Martin Arias. Detectives were contacted and the investigation continued.
On September 7, Detectives searched Arias’ residence and located evidence that linked him to the original incident. Arias was subsequently arrested and booked into Ventura County Jail for felony false imprisonment with violence, attempted sexual battery, and a violation of parole.
Arias has prior convictions for attempted robbery, multiple counts of sexual battery and multiple counts of indecent exposure.
On September 8, at approximately 1:45 pm, members of the Ventura Police Department SCU 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 62 year old Ventura resident Donald Adams.
During the subsequent investigation, detectives recovered large quantities of methamphetamines, fentanyl, heroin, and evidence of narcotics sales in the motel room and vehicle.
As a result of the investigation, Donald Adams was arrested for transportation and possession for sale of controlled substances.
Joseph Nichols, 50 year old Ventura resident, was arrested for possession for sale of controlled substances.
Vincent Hernandez, 33 year old Ventura resident, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and an out-of-county warrant.
A search of the Ventura County Superior Court shows that Donald Adams has prior arrests for numerous narcotics violations, including transportation and sales of narcotics, DUI, domestic violence, resisting arrest, and providing false information to a peace officer.
Joseph Nichols has prior arrests for numerous narcotics violations, including narcotic sales, DUI, forgery, and theft.
Vincent Hernandez has prior arrests for numerous narcotics violations, theft, vehicle theft, residential burglary, robbery, possession of burglary tools, resisting arrest, and providing false information to a peace officer.
Guns and Narcotics Arrest
On September 11, approximately 4:45 pm, a Ventura police K9 Officer and Patrol Officer conducted proactive enforcement in the 3000 block of E. Main St. for ongoing narcotics activity.
During their crime suppression efforts, officers contacted and detained 48 year old Ventura resident Christian Montijo with two other subjects. Officers discovered and recovered fentanyl, evidence of narcotics use, and two loaded unserialized firearms (commonly referred to as ghost guns). Narcotics detectives responded and assisted in the investigation.
As a result of the investigation, Christian Montijo was arrested for felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, furnishing illegal drugs, and possession of narcotics paraphernalia.
A search of the Ventura County Superior Court shows that Christian Montijo has prior arrests for numerous narcotics violations, DUI, theft, burglary, identity theft, and providing false information to a peace officer.