Category Archives: Police Reports

Vol. 16, No. 09 – Jan 25 – Feb 7, 2023 – Police Reports

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.

Body Found in Riverbed

On January 9, at approximately 9:00 pm, a male reporting party called 9-1-1 and spoke to the Ventura Police Department Communications Center. The male said that his female friend, later identified as 35-year-old Christina Lorenzen, was in the Santa Clara Riverbed, yelling for help as flood waters were rising. Ventura Police Communications transferred the call to the Ventura County Fire Department Dispatch Center so that a rescue effort could be launched.

Ventura County Fire Dispatch initiated a swift water rescue effort, using several resources from the Ventura County Fire Department, the Ventura City Fire Department, and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, including a Search and Rescue team and a helicopter. The rescue resources were unable to locate Lorenzen during their effort. The focus of the search was in the Santa Clara Riverbed in the area of Auto Center Drive and Ventura Road in the City of Ventura.

On January 10, at approximately 6:30 pm, the same caller from the previous evening called the Ventura Police Department Communications Center and indicated that he had found Lorenzen deceased in the riverbed. Ventura Police Department patrol officers responded to the caller’s location and located Lorenzen in a small wooden structure in the riverbed. Lorenzen appeared to have drowned while inside that structure. It appeared that Lorenzen was also living inside of the makeshift structure. The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office was notified, and they responded to conduct their own investigation.

During rain events, flooding often occurs in both the Santa Clara and Ventura Rivers, making the areas unsafe. The Ventura Police and other public safety agencies encourage anyone living in or frequenting these areas to evacuate during foul weather and seek shelter and services. For the upcoming rain event expected to begin on Saturday, January 14, the County of Ventura is opening a temporary shelter at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, located at 10 W. Harbor Blvd. in Ventura. The temporary shelter will be open from Friday, January 13, through Tuesday, January 17. This shelter is open to anyone in need, but primarily focuses on providing temporary shelter for the homeless population of Oxnard and Ventura.

Additional weather information is available through The Ventura County Office of Emergency Services: www.VCEmergency.com. The community can also stay informed of critical incident updates in their area by registering at www.VCAlert.org.

Felony Vandalism

On January 13, at approximately 4:00 am, an alert passerby informed a Ventura Police Patrol Officer that two subjects were vandalizing a wall on Victoria Avenue in between the northbound and southbound lanes of the 101 Freeway. Officers responded to that area and found two subjects standing on an elevated ledge, spray painting graffiti on a wall on the west side of Victoria Avenue in between the northbound and southbound lanes of the 101 Freeway.

As officers were arriving, one suspect fled on foot onto the 101 Freeway. The second subject, later identified as 26-year-old Ventura resident Jacob Summitt, was unable to flee and became stranded on the elevated ledge. Summitt refused to come down from the ledge for several hours as officers attempted to talk him down.

At one point, Summitt threatened to jump off the ledge in an effort hurt himself. A Ventura Police Crisis Negotiations Team Member responded to the scene and attempted to talk with him, but Summitt continued to refuse to come down. At approximately 0819 hours, Summitt indicated that he wanted to come down off the ledge.

The Ventura Fire Department provided a ladder and Summitt climbed down from the ledge. He was arrested for felony vandalism and transported to the Ventura County Jail.

The damage to the wall was estimated to be several thousands of dollars. Traffic was moderately affected on Victoria Avenue during this event.

Fatal Traffic Collision

On January 13, at approximately 7:00 pm, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call regarding a single vehicle rollover collision in the 7200 block of Bristol Rd. Upon arrival, the vehicle was located on it’s side into a tree and the female driver had been ejected. Lifesaving measures were attempted at the scene, however, the driver had succumbed to her injuries.

Witnesses to the collision said the vehicle was driving erratically at a high rate of speed before losing control while attempting to pass vehicles on the wrong side of the road. The vehicle then struck a tree and wall in the area.

The investigation into this collision is still ongoing and any witnesses are encouraged to contact Traffic Collision Investigator Kyle Halverson at 805-477-3767.

Vol. 16, No. 08 – Jan 11 – Jan 24, 2023 – Police Reports

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.

The Ventura Police Department is asking the public for photos or video of a fight reported in downtown Ventura last month.

The altercation broke out around 12:48 a.m. Dec. 5 in the 400 block of East Main Street.

Sgt. Bill Dolan of the department’s major crimes unit said the fight involved two victims, a 29-year-old man and a 30-year-old man, and a group of five to seven male suspects who were believed to be in their early 20s. One victim suffered a non-fatal stab wound to the leg, while the other had a finger nearly severed off and a laceration to the arm.

Dolan said investigators have learned photo and video of the fight exists but have yet to view them. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or recorded parts of the attack is asked to contact Detective Gil Pusen at 805-339-4467 or email [email protected] Information and media can be submitted anonymously.

Fatal Traffic Collision

On January 8, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call regarding a single vehicle collision into a building in the 4200 block of Market St. Upon arrival, two occupants, the driver and a passenger, were found deceased inside of the vehicle. Antony Moctezuma (21 yrs), Ventura Resident and Agustin De Paz (19 yrs), Ventura Resident

An additional passenger had serious, but not life threatening injuries and was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center for treatment.

Preliminary investigation and evidence at the scene indicate that the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed prior to colliding with the building. The investigation into this collision is still ongoing and any witnesses are encouraged to contact Traffic Collision Investigator Chris Wilson at 805-339-4366.

Residential Burglary, Felony Vandalism, and Prowling Arrest

On December 28, 2022, at approximately 3:45 pm, the Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call from a juvenile home alone, hiding in a closet, reporting that a subject had broken into their home and was still inside.

Officers arrived on scene in two minutes and safely detained a male subject, later identified as 35-year-old vagrant Johnathan Cervantes, as he walked out of the house. While inside the home, Cervantes broke into bedroom doors and vandalized the house, causing over $500 in damage.

During the investigation, it was discovered Cervantes had gone up to at least one additional residence on the street, knocked on the door, and claimed he was from the Ventura County Water Department when the homeowner answered.

Based on Cervantes’s actions, he was arrested for Prowling, Felony Vandalism, and Residential Burglary. Cervantes was booked at the Ventura County Jail.

DUI Collision into a Residential Home

On December 31, 2022, at approximately 1:15 am, the Ventura Police Command Center received a call of a single vehicle collision into a residential house in the 10000 block of Jamestown Street. An off-duty Ventura Police Officer heard the collision and witnessed 55-year-old Ventura resident Michael Souter leaving the area on foot.

The off-duty Ventura Police Officer coordinated responding officers to Souter’s location and after a brief foot pursuit, Souter was taken into custody. During the arrest, Souter tried to punch the arresting officer.

The residents of the home were not injured. Souter was booked at the Ventura County Jail for

misdemeanor hit and run, misdemeanor driving under the influence, resisting arrest, and assault on a police officer.

Residential Burglary Arrest

On January 6, 2023, at approximately 7:30 am, the Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call from an alert witness reporting a suspicious male subject had entered a neighbor’s residence. The reporting party felt this to be suspicious, due to the fact the residents were away on vacation.

Officers arrived on scene and detained a male subject, later identified as 43-year-old vagrant Michael Nathan, inside of the residence.

During the investigation, it was determined Waites made entry via a broken window and had been squatting inside the residence for several days. He was also found to be in possession of stolen items from the residence.

Waites was arrested for Residential Burglary and booked at the Ventura County Jail.

Vol. 16, No. 04 – Nov 16 – Nov 30, 2022 – Police Reports

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.

Fatal Hit and Run Investigation

UPDATE:

On November 3, at 3:34 pm, Ventura Police Collision Investigators and Street Crime Unit Detectives arrested 30-year-old Oxnard resident Frank Godinez Estanol III as the suspect driver in the fatal collision that occurred on April 10 in the area of Thompson Blvd. and Ash St. Estanol was charged with felony hit and run causing death and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. He was booked at the Ventura County Jail with a bail of $100,000 while he is awaiting further court proceedings.

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On April 10, at approximately 12:30 am, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call regarding an injured male lying on his back in the area of Thompson Blvd., and Ash St. Ventura Police Patrol Officers responded and found an unconscious 30-year-old male with a head injury. Paramedics arrived shortly after officers and pronounced the male dead at the scene.

During the investigation, officers determined that the victim was walking north across Thompson Blvd. at the intersection with Ash St. and was struck by a silver sedan traveling westbound. The vehicle fled the area after the collision and was not located. The Ventura Police Department Traffic Unit responded to handle the investigation.

On April 11, Ventura Police Collision Investigators and Street Crime Detectives located a vehicle in the City of Oxnard believed to be related to this collision with a pedestrian. Investigators impounded the vehicle and have authored multiple search warrants related to the vehicle and a person of interest. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Officer Chris Wilson at 805-339-4366.

This criminal investigation is on-going, and more information will be released when it is available.

Stolen Vehicle, Felony Vehicle Pursuit, and Hit and Run Arrest

On November 10, at 8:00 pm, the Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call reporting a theft of a work truck from the 2800 block of Sherwin Ave. The victim had a GPS device attached to the vehicle and gave officers a general area where the truck might be.

Officers located the truck on Telegraph Rd and Ashwood St and attempted to stop the vehicle on Victoria Ave. However, the driver, later identified as 30-year-old San Bernadino resident Jorge Vazquez, failed to yield, and led officers on a pursuit. While driving west on Telegraph Ave, Vazquez lost control of the truck and struck a tree at Hobart Park. He then fled from the vehicle.

Officers established a perimeter and, with the assistance of a K9, were able to locate Vazquez in an apartment complex. Vazquez was taken into custody without incident. No one was injured as a result of the pursuit or arrest.

Vazquez was arrested and booked at the Ventura County Jail for Vehicle Theft, Felony Vehicle Pursuit, Hit and Run, and outstanding local and out-of-county warrants.

Possession of Narcotics with a Firearm Arrest

On Nov. 11, at 11:30am, officers were dispatched with Ventura City Fire and Paramedics to a report of two subjects slumped over inside a vehicle in the parking lot at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 147 W. Main St. When officers arrived, they saw what looked like powdered fentanyl in Schroeder’s (Libby Schroeder (23 yrs), Ventura resident) possession. During the arrest an officer was exposed to the fentanyl and had to be treated at the hospital.

The subsequent investigation revealed burglary tools and a loaded firearm in the vehicle. Schroeder was arrested and booked at the Ventura County Jail for possession of narcotics, burglary tools, and possession of narcotics with a loaded firearm.

Vol. 16, No. 03 – Nov 2 – Nov 15, 2022 – Police Reports

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.

Stabbing and Rollover Collision

On October 22, at approximately 2:30 am, officers were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover collision on Thompson Blvd., near Seaward Avenue. When officers arrived, they discovered two of the three vehicle occupants had been stabbed several times.

The ensuing investigation revealed the three victims were on the beach promenade near Paseo de Playa when they were confronted by two male suspects in their 20’s. A verbal altercation took place and one of the suspects produced a knife, stabbing two of the three victims multiple times.

While trying to drive to the hospital, the driver became unconscious due to the injuries he sustained from being stabbed. The vehicle struck a curb and overturned. The two passengers with stab wounds were transported to a local hospital where they are listed in critical, but stable condition.

Ventura Police Detectives responded and have taken over the investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Bill Dolan at 805-339-4444.

Vol. 16, No. 02 – Oct 19 – Nov 1, 2022 – Police Reports

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.

Stabbing

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.

Burglary Arrest

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.

Vol. 16, No. 01 – Oct 5 – Oct 18, 2022 – Police Reports

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.

Residential Burglary Arrest

On September 9, at 5:00 am, a resident on Ayala St called the Ventura Police Command Center and said that someone had just broken into their residence, and he was following the suspect as she was walking away.

Responding officers arrived on scene within four minutes and located the suspect a short distance from the residence.

The ensuing investigation revealed that the suspect, 32-year-old Ryan Flores, had made entry into the residence through an unlocked front door while the residents were asleep. The residents were awakened from the commotion inside the house and went downstairs. Flores had taken the keys to the residents’ car and was attempting to steal the car from the driveway when the resident confronted her.

Flores fled on foot and was apprehended a short while later.

Flores was booked into Ventura County Jail on charges of residential burglary, attempted vehicle theft, and possession of narcotics.

Vehicle Burglary and Possession of a Firearm Arrest

On Oct.3, the Ventura Police Department Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call of a subject, later identified as Seth Gibson (24-years-old, Ventura Resident) tampering with a vehicle. The caller confronted Gibson but left when he saw that Gibson was holding a gun in his hand. Patrol officers responded to the location and found Gibson inside the vehicle. Investigation revealed he was in possession of a semi-automatic handgun and had burglarized the vehicle.

Gibson was arrested and booked at the Ventura County Jail for vehicle burglary and several gun-related charges including possession of a concealed firearm, possession of an undetectable firearm (AKA: “ghost gun”), and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Vol. 15, No. 26 – Sept 21 – Oct 4, 2022 – Police Reports

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.

Vol. 15, No. 25 – Sept 7 – Sept 20, 2022 – Police Reports

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/Carrying a concealed fixed blade knife

The victim was inside his business when he heard something being thrown against his outside wall. The victim confronted 28-year-old Ventura resident Sariah Cundif outside and Cundif pulled a fixed blade kitchen knife. Cundif aggressed the victim and slashed at him several times with the knife. Cundif fled the area and patrol officers located her at a nearby shopping center where she was identified by the victim. Officers located the knife used in the assault concealed in Cundif’s clothing. The victim was not injured in the assault.

Cundif was booked at the Ventura County Jail on the above charges.

Shooting with Arrest

On August 3, at approximately 1:30 am, the Ventura Police Command Center received a call of a shooting that just occurred near the intersection of Seaward Av and San Marcos St. Responding officers arrived within two minutes of the initial call.

The officers learned that the victim was stopped at a red light at the intersection when the suspect drove up next to him and stopped. The victim recognized the occupant as a former acquaintance when the suspect fired several rounds at him nearly striking him. The suspect fled from the scene. The victim had minor injuries due to glass breaking in his face.

The ensuing complex investigation by detectives culminated with the arrest of the suspect, 46-year-old Ventura resident Cleveland Casey, on August 31.

Cleveland Casey was located by detectives at a gas station at Citrus Dr and Wells Rd. During the arrest of Cleveland, he was in possession of a loaded firearm and illegal narcotics.

A subsequent search warrant was served at Cleveland’s residence where an additional firearm and ammunition was located as well as over a pound of suspected fentanyl, over a pound of suspected methamphetamine, heroin, and a large sum of money.

Cleveland was booked into Ventura County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon (firearm), felon in possession of a firearm, possession for sale of controlled substances, and other drug related charges.

Vol. 15, No. 24 – Aug 24 – Sept 6, 2022 – Police Reports

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.

Stabbing with Arrest

On August 17, at 7:00 am, the Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call of a stabbing victim in the 200 block of Poli St. Responding officers arrived on scene within three minutes of the call and located the victim suffering from a stab wound to the lower extremities.

The ensuing investigation revealed that the victim and suspect, 46-year-old Ventura resident Billy Fields, were acquaintances and attended a party at the suspects residence. The suspect woke up in the morning and accused the victim of stealing his property. He began to punch and kick the victim and threatened him with a knife.

The two were involved in physical confrontation when the victim was stabbed in the lower extremities.

The victim was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect was located inside his residence after a brief stand off and was arrested without further incident. The suspect was taken to the Ventura County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and making threats.

Lewd Acts with a Minor/Furnishing Marijuana to Minor Arrest

In March of 2022, The Ventura Police SVU (Special Victims Unit) began investigating a report of 33-year-old Fillmore resident Matthew Stanwood performing a lewd act on a minor. Throughout the investigation, SVU learned that Stanwood had also provided the minor with marijuana.

On August 17, SVU learned Stanwood would be back in Ventura after working out of state. On August 18, at approximately 4:00 pm, Detectives conducted an operation to locate and arrest Stanwood. Stanwood was located at Marina Park in The City of Ventura. He was arrested and taken into custody without incident. Stanwood was booked at Ventura County Jail for Lewd Acts With a Minor and Furnishing Marijuana to a Minor both are felonies.

SVU has information that there may be additional victims. Anyone who believes they are a victim should contact Detective Hume at (805) 339-4472.

Vol. 15, No. 23 – Aug 10 – Aug 23, 2022 – Police Reports

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.

UPDATE: Stabbing Homicide With Arrest

UPDATE:

Ventura Police Detectives continued this investigation and determined that the suspect was on foot when he approached the victim who was standing on the pike bath alongside his bicycle. The suspect stabbed the victim numerous timesto the upper torso. After following up on numerous leads the suspect was identified as 39-year-old Ventura resident Pedro Munoz.

On July 26, at approximately 5:30 pm, an alert patrol officer saw a subject matching the description at the dead end of Valentine Rd. east of Victoria Av. As the officer contacted him, Munoz attempted to flee and fought with the officer. The officer was able to take Munoz into custody without further incident.

Munoz was transported to the Ventura County Jail and booked on one count of murder, one count of felonious assault on a police officer, false information to a police officer, and possession of illegal narcotics.

Munoz has prior convictions for assault with a deadly weapon and assaulting police officers.

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On July 23, at approximately 2:00 pm, the Ventura Police Command Center received a call of a stabbing that just occurred on the bike path west of Victoria Av on the extension of Montalvo Hill Park. Responding officers located one male adultsuffering from multiple stab woundsto the upper torso. The victim, 26-year-old Ventura resident Marcos Guzman Reyes, was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. The Ventura Police Department Major Crimes Detectives are currently investigating the incident. The ensuing investigation revealed that one suspect approached the victim on the bike path and stabbed him numerous times.

The suspect fled across Victoria Av into Montalvo Hill Park, as well as the adjacent shopping center and into the neighborhood east of the shopping center on Tanager St. The suspect continued south on Hill Rd., then into the Montalvo area. It appears that the suspect also sustained injuries during the altercation. The suspect is still outstanding.

Anyone with any information or possible video footage of anyone that matches the description of the suspect is asked to call Detective Tovar at 805-339-4462.

Stabbing

On July 27, at approximately 3:30 am, the Ventura Police Command Center received a call of a stabbing victim in the 3000 Block of Market St. Responding officers located the victim who had several lacerations to his upper body and face.

The ensuing investigation determined that the victim was riding his bicycle on the bike path that connects Harbor Blvd. with Arundell Ave. when two subjects, one a Black or Hispanic Male in his 30’s with a large build and the second a White or Hispanic Male in his 30’s with a thin build, approached him from the opposite direction. An altercation occurred and the victim was stabbed several times to the face and body. The victim road his bicycle to Market St and summoned police and fire. The victim was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center for non-lifethreatening injuries.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about the incident is requested to call the Ventura Police Department at 650-8010.