Carjacking, Assault with Firearm, Attempted Carjacking, Conspiracy, Resisting a Peace Officer
Location: Olive and Harrison, 126 Freeway East of Wells
On Feb.21, at 9;29pm, VPD patrol responded to a stolen vehicle investigation. In speaking with the victim, the investigating officer learned the victim had been carjacked at gunpoint by three suspects. Ventura Police Communications notified surrounding agencies of the circumstances.
Shortly after being notified, CHP officers located the stolen vehicle on the 126 Freeway east of Wells Road, but the suspects had exited and were walking on the freeway. Subsequent investigation showed that after leaving the first stolen vehicle behind, the suspects tried unsuccessfully to carjack another passing motorist on the 126 Freeway.
CHP officers and a VPD K9 located the suspects and detained them. Additional officers arrived and the subjects were taken into custody.
No officers and neither of the victims were injured during the crimes. One suspect was treated for injuries sustained during the arrest. All three suspects were ultimately booked in juvenile hall for their involvement in the following crimes: 215 PC Carjacking, 664/215 PC Attempted Carjacking, 245(b) PC Assault with a Firearm, 182 (a)(1) PC Conspiracy, 148 (a)(1) PC Resisting a Peace Officer.
The 126 Freeway was shut down between Wells Road and Briggs Road while the crimes were being investigated.