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.
Assault with a Deadly Weapon
On July 7, at 3:30 pm, the Ventura Police Command Center received a call regarding a hold-up alarm at Mechanics Bank, 1171 South Victoria Ave. As patrol officers responded, a witness followed the suspect and provided a description and updates on his location. Officers arrived in the area within four minutes and located 23-year-old Ventura resident Damian Cuellar in the 5700 block of Ralston Ave. Cuellar was taken into custody without incident.
During the investigation, officers learned Cuellar entered the bank and handed a clerk a note demanding money. The clerk gave Cuellar an undisclosed amount of money, and Cuellar fled the bank. A weapon was not used during the robbery, and the money was recovered.
Cuellar was arrested for robbery and booked at the Ventura County Jail