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.
Terrorist Threats – Update with Arrest
On September 15, at 8:00 am, Ventura Police Officers responded to a report of a female suspect following and threatening a juvenile who was walking to school.
Patrol officers responded and contacted the victim. Their investigation revealed that the victim was walking to school when an unknown woman approached her from behind. As the victim continued to walk away, the woman started yelling threats at her. In fear for her life, the student ran from the suspect.
Patrol and School Resource Officers searched the area and were unable to locate the suspect. The victim, who was not injured, left with her parents.
The suspect is a white female with dark hair and dark clothing. She was last seen in the area of Thompson Blvd. and San Jon Rd. At the time of this press release, the suspect has not been identified.
The Ventura Police Department and the Ventura Unified School District continually work together to ensure our student’s safety. This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with more information about this incident or any similar crimes in the area is asked to call the Ventura Police Department at 805-650-8010.
During this investigation, the suspect was identified as 63 year old Leticia Rojas. On September 29, at approximately 1:15 pm, an officer involved in the investigation located Rojas as she drove in the area of Main St. and Cabrillo Dr. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Rojas.
As a result of the investigation, Rojas was arrested and booked into Ventura County Jail for felony Criminal Threats and Felony Child Abuse.
Anyone looking for more information about safety resources for students can find various safety tips and videos on the Ventura Police Department website at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/SchoolResourceOfficers.
On October 3, at 3:45 am, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call regarding a stabbing in the 6300 Block of Bristol Road. Ventura Police Patrol Officers responded and located the victim with stab wounds to the chest and arm.
Investigating officers learned that the victim, a 33-year-old male, and the suspect got into an altercation that resulted in the suspect stabbing the victim. After stabbing the victim, the suspect fled on foot eastbound on Bristol Road. Officers searched the area, but he was not located. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 20-30, 5-04/150, and wearing a gray tank top and blue jeans.
The victim was transported to a local hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Ventura Police Major Crimes Detectives, (805) 339-4444.