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.
Vehicle Burglary Arrest
On October 5, at approximately 2:45 pm, the Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call regarding a female suspect using a rock to try and break the window of a parked car at Barranca Vista Park. As the caller was on the phone with Ventura Police Dispatchers, she watched the suspect successfully break the window on the victim’s vehicle, and then remove property from inside. Patrol units were on-scene in less than 5 minutes, but prior to their arrival, the suspect fled on foot.
With the assistance of detectives who were in the immediate area, the suspect (identified as 41 yrs old vagrant Jessica Hayes) was detained without incident in the 7000 block of Wren Ct. Hayes was positively identified by the witness caller and was in possession of items belonging to the owner of the parked vehicle. The stolen items were returned to the victim, and Hayes was arrested for felony Burglary.
Student with Gun on Campus Arrest
On October 11, at approximately 9:00 am, Pacific High School administrators received a call just after the start of school from a concerned community member regarding a student who had been posting on social media about possessing a gun. Pacific High School administrators immediately contacted the School Resource Officer assigned to that campus and within minutes the SRO met with administrators. As soon as the student arrived at school, the student (a 16-year-old male juvenile) was detained by the school administration and the school resource officer. The student was found to be in possession of a handgun.
He was subsequently arrested for possession of a firearm on school grounds and was booked into Ventura County Juvenile Hall.
Prowling, Vandalism Arrest
On October 12, at 8:30 pm, Ventura Police patrol officers responded to a report of a suspicious subject on the roof of a residence in the 200 block of South Santa Cruz St. While officers were responding, a citizen reported to the communications center that the suspect was shooting a firearm while running down the street. Officers arrived on the scene, established a perimeter around the area, and began searching for the suspect.
During the search, 23-year-old Ventura resident Isaac Alcocer was located on the roof of a small back house to the rear of a residence on Anacapa Street, and he fled from officers. Officers pursued him and he was apprehended on Santa Cruz Street. There were no injuries to the involved officers or Alcocer as a result of the incident. No weapons were located and there was no evidence found indicating any firearms had been fired. Instead, it appeared the suspect was breaking glass bottles. Alcocer was arrested for prowling and vandalism and was booked at the Ventura County Jail.
On October 13, at approximately 4:45 pm, members of the Ventura Police Department SCU unit, in conjunction with PTF, conducted a two-location search warrant at the above addresses due to an investigation into narcotics sales. As a result, detectives using investigative tools were able to identify a primary suspect as 47-year-old Ventura resident David Tannenbaum.
During the subsequent investigation, detectives recovered a large quantity of methamphetamines, heroin, and some fentanyl. Also found was a large amount of U.S. currency and evidence of narcotics sales in Tannenbaum’s home and storage.
As a result of the investigation, David Tannenbaum was arrested for possession for sale of controlled substances.
A search of the Ventura County Superior Court shows that David Tannenbaum has prior arrests for numerous narcotics violations, including several arrests for sales of narcotics, DUI, and hit & run.