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.
School Threat with Arrest
On October 4, at 2:30 pm, The Ventura Police Department became aware of an online threat on Instagram directed at Foothill Technology High School.
In collaboration with the Ventura Unified School District an investigation into this incident was conducted. It was learned that the online threat originated from a 14-year-old male student at Foothill Technology High School.
The student was identified, and it was determined that he made online threats against the campus and the student body. He was subsequently arrested for criminal threats and booked into Ventura County Juvenile Hall.
The parents of the student were contacted and cooperated with the investigation. Several weapons were taken into police custody without incident.
The Ventura Police Department and the Ventura Unified School District take all threats to our campuses and students seriously. When adolescents are involved, it is sometimes difficult to determine the intent of these types of threats, as they are occasionally done as a prank or joke. The Ventura Police Department encourages parents to discuss these types of behaviors with their children, as well as the consequences. To learn more about our School Resource Officer program, please visit www.CityofVentura.ca.gov/SROs.
On October 7, at approximately 5:45 am, officers contacted the victim at the Ventura County Medical Center with a stab wound to his leg. The victim said he was riding his bicycle on Ventura Avenue near the intersection of Fix Way when he passed an unknown suspect standing on the sidewalk. The victim believed he was punched by the suspect as he rode by. The victim quickly realized he had been stabbed and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The victim sustained serious, but not life-threatening injuries. Officers canvassed the area and located a crime scene near the intersection. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Ventura Police Detective Sergeant Bill Dolan at 805-339- 4444.
On October 9, at 12:30 pm, the Ventura Police Command Center received a call of subjects, later identified as 60-year-old Ventura residnet Melissa Christenson and 35-year-old Ventura resident Shea Flores, making illegal entry into a residence on Franklin Lane.
Responding officers contacted Christenson and Flores inside of the residence. The investigation revealed Christenson was a prior tenant of the residence, however had been evicted from the property in recent months. A subsequent search of Christenson and Flores revealed Christenson to be in possession of a key to the residence and Flores to be in possession of a lock pick device and potential stolen property.
A search of the Ventura County Superior Court’s database revealed that Christenson has prior arrests for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of medication without a prescription. Flores has prior arrests for driving while under the influence, resisting and/or delaying an officer, possession of brass knuckles, driving on a suspended license and being in possession of a controlled substance
Christenson was booked at the Ventura County Jail for burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary. Flores was booked at the Ventura County Jail for burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, and possession of a lock pick device.
Home Invasion Robbery Arrest
On October 10, at approximately 10:00 pm, the Ventura Police Department Communications Center received a call of a robbery at a residence in the 6900 block of Gull Court. Upon arrival, officers learned that the resident and four friends were in the garage of the residence when a subject, later identified as 21-year-old Ventura resident Andrew Cornish, entered the partially open garage door, pointed a handgun at them, and demanded money and property. The victims gave Cornish serval items and he left.
A short time later, a single-vehicle traffic collision was reported in the area of Thille Street and Johnson Drive. Responding officers noticed the driver, Andrew Cornish, matched the description of the robbery suspect from earlier. Cornish was identified as the robbery suspect and was found to be in possession of several items stolen during the robbery. Cornish was arrested and booked at the Ventura County Jail for Home Invasion Robbery and Driving Under the Influence of Drugs.