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.
Indecent Exposure Arrest
On September 10, at 12:00 pm, officers responded to the area of St. Pauls Drive and Loma Vista Rd. regarding reports of a single male subject engaged in lewd activity in public.
While searching for the subject in the 200 block of St. Pauls Dr., officers located 37-year-old Moorpark resident Richard Pulido actively engaged in the lewd activity. Pulido is on active parole for Indecent Exposure and is a registered sex offender.
Pulido was booked at the Ventura County Jail for violating his parole conditions and engaging in lewd activity in public.
Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Possession of a loaded firearm Arrest
On September 13, at approximately 8:30 pm, officers responded to a report of an assault with a knife that had just occurred in the parking lot of the Pacific View Mall. Upon arrival, officers determined the victim was sitting in his vehicle waiting to pick up his fiancé from work, when he observed a vehicle hit a raised planter as it was traveling through the parking lot. The victim rolled his window down to ask the driver, 38-year-old John Barlow, if he was alright. Barlow began yelling obscenities at the victim, and then exited his vehicle and threw a knife at the victim, which struck the victim’s vehicle causing a visible dent.
The victim exited his vehicle to check on the damage and called 9-1-1. While the victim was on his phone with police dispatchers, Barlow walked over to the victim and punched him in the face, causing him to drop his phone. Patrol officers arrived on scene and detained Barlow without incident. While speaking with Barlow, officers suspected he was under the influence of alcohol. While searching his vehicle incident to arrest, officers located a loaded handgun on the front passenger seat. A records check revealed that Barlow was a convicted felon and cannot possess firearms.
The victim was transported to a local hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Barlow was booked at Ventura County Jail for misdemeanor driving under the influence, felony assault with a deadly weapon, felony vandalism, and (5) additional felonies related to a prohibited person carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle.