Category Archives: Police Reports

Vol. 14, No. 11 – Feb 24 – Mar 9, 2021 – Police Reports

“You can’t escape me I can smell drugs and hot dogs!”

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.

Narcotics Arrest

On February 12, at 12:30 pm, members of the Ventura Police Department SCU Narcotics unit conducted a traffic stop on a wanted subject, 27 year old Ventura resident Jessica Williamson, in the area of Victoria Ave. and Ventura Blvd. Her warrant was for transportation and possession for sale of a controlled substance.

During the detention and subsequent investigation, detectives discovered narcotics and evidence of narcotics sales inside Williamson’s vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, Jessica Williamson was arrested for transportation and possession of methamphetamines, fentanyl, and heroin for sales.

A search of the Ventura County Superior Court shows that Jessica Williamson has prior arrests for providing false information to a peace officer, theft, commercial burglary, and narcotics possession, transportation, and sales.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon

On February 17, at approximately 6:30 pm, Ventura Police Department officers responded to the 800 Block of Thompson Blvd for a report of a man that had been struck with a stick. Officers located the victim, a 28-year-old male, bleeding from a laceration on his head.

Witnesses and corroborating evidence indicated that the victim had been standing outside of a business when he engaged in a verbal argument with the suspect, who then struck the victim in the head with a large stick.

The suspect, described as a white or Hispanic male in his 30’s with long hair, fled and was not located. The victim was treated and released by paramedics at the scene.

Vol. 14, No. 10 – Feb 10 – Feb 23, 2021 – 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.

Arrest for Battery Causing Serious Bodily Injury

On January 29, at approximately 10:15 pm, a Ventura Police Officer was working patrol in the area when he witnessed 27 year old Ventura resident James Cobb striking the victim, who fell to the ground. Cobb began to stomp on the victim’s head very forcefully as the officer approached to intervene. The victim was unresponsive and had a head injury. Cobb ran away but officers quickly located him nearby. Cobb was arrested f or Battery Causing Serious Bodily Injury and Assault likely to Cause Great Bodily Injury. The victim was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center for treatment and is in stable condition.

A review of the Ventura County Superior Court website shows that Cobb has prior convictions for Robbery, Assault, Trespassing, Petty Theft, Resisting, Obstructing, or Delaying a Peace Officer, Public Intoxication, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Alcohol as a Minor.

Stolen vehicle recovery with arrest

On February 5, at approximately 1:00 am, a patrol officer observed a vehicle that had been reported stolen in the City of Oxnard. The vehicle was at a gas station and was occupied by one adult male. The officer made a safe approach with cover officers and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle as the driver was about to leave. The suspect, 48 year old Oxnard resident Spencer Brown, was detained and arrested without incident. He was charged with unlawful driving of a vehicle and possession of a stolen vehicle.

A review of the Ventura County Superior Court website shows Brown has prior convictions for narcotic sales, transportation for sale of narcotics, and possession of a stolen vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the crime should contact the Ventura Police Department at (805) 339-4416.

Vol. 14, No. 07 – Dec 30, 2020 – Jan 12, 2021 – 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.

Stolen Vehicle Recovery with Arrest

On December 16, at approximately 9:00 am, the Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call reference a truck that had just been stolen from a parking lot in the 1800 Block of Main St. A few minutes later, a motor officer located the truck traveling west bound on Santa Clara St. at Chestnut St. Several units responded to assist and upon attempting to conduct a traffic stop, the suspect driver (later identified as 34 year old vagrant Michael Stendnitz) did not stop and continued traveling at a slow rate of speed westbound on Santa Clara St.

Stendnitz eventually drove the truck up over a curb and slowly hit a tree at Santa Clara St. and Oak St. causing minor damage. Stednitz was the sole occupant in the truck and was taken into custody without any further issues. The truck was returned to the owner and Stednitz was arrested for felony unlawful taking of a vehicle.

Armed Robbery – Update: Arrests

UPDATE: Ventura Police Detectives continued this investigation and determined that two suspects entered the store and locked the door to prevent employees from leaving. One suspect (32 year old Philip Craven) was armed with a handgun and the two suspects (Craven & 29 year old Frank Valentine) took an undisclosed amount of US currency. The third suspect (33 year old Angel Virgen) was waiting outside, in a running vehicle, for the others to exit the store. This led to detectives identifying three suspects involved in this crime. Detective arrested two of the suspects on December 15. One remains outstanding.

Philip Craven was booked into Ventura County Jail on charges of robbery, false imprisonment, conspiracy, and felon with a firearm. Craven has prior arrests for burglary, identity theft, drug charges, stolen vehicle and other misc. crimes.

Angel Virgen as booked into Ventura County Jail on charges of robbery, false imprisonment and conspiracy. Virgen has prior arrests fro forgery, identity theft, stolen vehicle, and drug charges.

The outstanding suspect is Frank Valentine. He is currently wanted in connection to this crime.

November 15, at approximately 3:15 pm, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call of a robbery at Smokers Paradise, located at 1413 S. Victoria Ave. Investigating officers learned that two suspects entered the business and one displayed a handgun at the clerk while the second suspect removed cash from the register. Upon obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspects left the business and got into a dark-colored sedan. The vehicle was last seen traveling northbound through the Victoria Village parking lot towards Gaviota St.

Patrol Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the suspects. The clerk was not injured during this incident.

Anyone with information related to this crime is asked to contact Ventura Police Major Crimes at 805-339- 4444.

Lewd Acts with Minor and Assault with Deadly Weapon Arrest

Ventura Police detectives have been investigating two crimes that led to the same suspect.

The first incident occurred on October 12, at approximately 8pm, when 19 year old Ventura resident Jacob Hooson met a 13 year old female at Montalvo Hill Park. During the encounter Hooson provided drugs to the minor which caused her to be in an altered state. Hooson, eventually, took advantage of the minor and sexually assaulted her. The two had never met prior to this occurrence. The minor reported the incident to the police and an investigation ensued.

The second incident occurred on October 16, at approximately 9:15 pm, at the Bristol Center, 6320 Bristol Rd. Officers responded to a call of a stabbing victim in the parking lot. There they found a 41 year old male suffering from a non-life threatening stab would to his leg. The investigation revealed that the the victim and Hooson were involved in an argument. Hooson was upset because he did not like seeing the victim in the area. During the altercation the victim was stabbed once in the leg. Hooson fled on foot from the location.

Both crimes were being investigated by Ventura Police detectives and they developed probable cause that Hooson was involved in both incidents. Officers were actively searching for Hooson.

On December 16, Officers responded to assist the Ventura City fire department on a subject that was uncooperative and had facial injuries. Upon arrival, officers detained Hooson and he was arrested for the two incidents. After being medically cleared for his injuries, which he claimed resulted in a fall, he was booked into Ventura County Jail.

Hooson was charged with lewd acts with a minor, furnishing narcotics to a minor and assault with a deadly weapon.

Hooson has been previously arrested for burglary and carrying a concealed weapon.

Possession for Sale and Transportation of a Controlled Substance, Carrying Concealed Dagger Arrest

On December 22 at approximately 11:00 pm, a Ventura Police Sergeant observed several vehicle code violations and conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. In speaking with the driver (54 year old Ventura resident Leobardo Clune) and conducting further investigation, Clune was found to be in possession of a concealed, sheathed dagger.

The investigation continued and Clune was ultimately found in possession of a large amount of crystal methamphetamine that was individually packaged, as well as a scale and drug paraphernalia. Clune was arrested for Possession for Sales of Methamphetamine, Transportation of Methamphetamine, and Carrying a Concealed Dagger. A female passenger was cited and released on scene for an unrelated violation.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the crime should contact Ventura Police Watch Commander at (805) 339-4416.

Vol. 14, No. 06 – Dec 16 – Dec 29, 2020 – 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.

Identity Theft, Commercial Burglary Arrest

On November 30 at 10:00 am, Ventura Police Department Street Crimes Detectives (SCU) began an investigation into 25 year old vagrant Eric Wimberley, who was a suspect in several uses of stolen credit cards over the weekend. During the investigation, SCU located Wimberley at a motel in Ventura along with 50 year old vagrant Lisa Preciado and 43 year old vagrant Shawntelle Martinez. Preciado was also a suspect in identity theft using credit cards stolen from unlocked vehicles over the weekend. Martinez was a suspect of a commercial burglary from the Pacific View Mall.

While searching the motel room, detectives located the stolen credit cards, property purchased with the stolen credit cards, stolen property, and identification from the victims of thefts from unlocked vehicles.

Wimberley and Preciado were arrested for multiple counts of Identity Theft. Martinez was arrested for Commercial Burglary. All three were transported and booked at the Ventura County Jail.

A review of the Ventura County Superior Court website shows that Wimberely has prior convictions for grand theft, identity theft with a prior conviction for identity theft, and petty theft. Preciado has previous convictions for possession of a controlled substance and identity theft with a prior conviction of identity theft. Martinez has prior convictions for shoplifting, giving false information to a police officer, and petty theft.

Negligent Discharge of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Unlawful Firearm Transfer

On December 7, at approximately 8:45 pm, VPD officers responded to a call of a man firing a handgun into the air at the intersection of Mission Ave and Ventura Ave. Multiple officers responded in an attempt to locate the armed subject.

After officers arrived and were conducting a search, additional gunfire could be heard in the neighborhood. Officers continued to search the area. Eventually one of the officers on the call located a subject matching the description a short distance away from the original call. The officer safely detained the suspect with the assistance of other officers and K9 unit. The subject was found in possession of a loaded, concealed semi- automatic handgun. The recovered firearm was determined to be obtained through an unlawful transfer.

The subject, 25 year old Ventura resident Christopher Montoya–Bogarin, was ultimately arrested for Negligent Discharge of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, and Unlawful Firearm Transfer.

No involved parties were injured as a result of this crime or arrest.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the crime should contact the Ventura Police Watch Commander at (805) 339-4416.

Narcotics Arrest

On December 9 at 10:00 am, members of the Ventura Police Department SCU unit conducted a search warrant at the above address as a result of a month-long investigation into narcotics sales. Narcotics detectives using investigative tools were able to identify a primary suspect as Justin Spinelli.

SCU detectives found and detained 27 year old Ventura resident Justin Spinelli. During the execution of the search warrant and the subsequent investigation, detectives discovered that a large quantity of Alprazolam, a homemade or improvised firearm, and inside Spinelli’s apartment.

As a result of the investigation, Justin Spinelli was arrested for 11375(b)(1) H&S possession of Alprazolam for sales and 29800(a)(1) PC possession of a firearm by an addict, both of which are felonies. He also was booked in on an active misdemeanor warrant.

A search of the Ventura County Superior Court shows that Justin Spinelli has a prior arrest for vehicle theft and shoplifting.

Vol. 14, No. 05 – Dec 2 – Dec 15, 2020 – 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.

Narcotics Arrest

On November 13, at approximately 4:00 pm, members of the Ventura Police Department SCU unit conducted a search warrant as a result of a month-long investigation into narcotics sales. Narcotics detectives using investigative tools were able to identify the primary suspects as 32 year old Ventura resident Kylee Shane and 36 year old Ventura resident Blake Dutter.

During the subsequent investigation, detectives discovered that a large quantity of narcotics, including fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamines, and a large amount of currency.

As a result of the investigation, Blake Dutter and Kylee Shane were arrested for possession of narcotics for sales, transportation of narcotics, and conspiracy.

A search of the Ventura County Superior Court website shows both Dutter and Shane have previous arrests for narcotics sales and property related crimes. Dutter was out on bail for a narcotics sales arrest, and Shane had an arrest warrant for a narcotics sales case.

Stolen Vehicle Arrests

On November 26, at approximately 12:00 pm, the Ventura Police Department received information that a stolen vehicle was in the area of Harbor Blvd and Schooner Drive. Officers searched the area and located the vehicle near Harbor Blvd and San Jon Rd. Officers conducted a traffic stop and identified 41 year old Oxnard resident Liliana Reyes as the driver. The vehicle she was driving had been reported as stolen from the City of Oxnard earlier the same day. Reyes was arrested for unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle, as well as an existing arrest warrant for the same charge.

About an hour later, the Ventura Police Department received information that another stolen vehicle was being driven in the area of Mills Rd and Main Street in Ventura. Officers searched the area and located the vehicle, which had been reported stolen from the City of Oxnard on November 25, driving on Thompson Blvd near Five Points. When officers attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle, the driver, later identified as 24 year old Oxmard resident Jorge Peralta, failed to yield and a vehicle pursuit was initiated. Peralta drove a circuitous route through a residential neighborhood at slow speeds. During the pursuit, he drove on the wrong side of the road, drove up onto the lawn of a residence, struck a tree, and rammed into a police car. Officers successfully deployed spike strips and disabled some of the vehicle’s tires. Peralta eventually stopped the car and tried to flee from officers on foot but was taken into custody as he tried to scale a fence. Peralta was arrested for felony evading, assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle, possession of stolen property, and a parole violation.

A search of the Ventura County Superior Court website shows that Liliana Ramirez Reyes (AKA Arlene Ramirez) has two previous convictions for unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle.

A search of the Ventura County Superior Court website shows Jorge Peralta has been arrested 10 times since 2015 for various charges, including robbery, burglary, prowling, possession of a controlled substance, and giving false information to peace officer.

Shooting suspect identified

In a previous issue we reported about the shooting of Javier Magana Nov. 5 by the Ventura Police after a car pursuit that started in Oxnard. Officer Joaquin “Jack” Ortega, a 23-year department veteran, shot Magana after the Thousand Oaks man fired a handgun in his direction during a foot chase.

This is a photo of Javier that was not available at the time.

Vol. 14, No. 04 – Nov 18 – Dec 1, 2020 – 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 and Battery Arrests

On November 4, at 1:45 pm, the Ventura Police Department received a call of a battery that had just occurred on the 5400 block of Ralston Street. The victim, an adult female, had been sitting in her parked vehicle with her teenage daughter, waiting for a scheduled appointment in a nearby office building when the suspect, 41 year old vagrant Seth Dees, approached the vehicle. They had their windows partially down and Dees shouted at them for no known reason. When the victim shouted at Dees, asking him to leave, Dees poured his beverage into the open window and onto the victim. Dees left the area on foot and the victim called police.

As police were responding to and investigating the battery, Dees committed a residential burglary at a home in the 5500 Block of Ralston Street. The residents had left the front door open while doing chores and were in a rear area of the home when they heard noises near the front door. They walked to the front of the residence and found Dees, a stranger, in their home. They confronted him and he left the residence. After Dees was gone, they noticed a wallet had been stolen. The victims called police and gave a description of Dees, who officers located nearby. Dees was identified as the person who battered the first victim and burglarized the residence. He was arrested for both crimes. The stolen wallet was in Dees’ possession at the time of his arrest.

Dees has a lengthy criminal history. The Ventura Police Department arrested him on 10/29/20 for a sexual battery on Victoria Avenue. He was released from the Ventura County Jail on 11/2/2020. A review of the Ventura County Superior Court public records website revealed Dees has over 25 other prior arrests since 2004. The arrests include but are limited to Criminal Threats, Possession of a Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Concealed Dirk or Dagger, Resisting Arrest, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Vehicle Tampering, Trespassing, Engaging in Lewd Conduct, and Aggravated Trespassing.

Firearms and Narcotics Arrest

On November 8, at approximately 10:30 pm, a Ventura Police patrol officer pulled over a vehicle for a vehicle code violation. The officer determined that the driver, 35 year old Ventura resident Aaron Sheridan, was driving on a suspended license. During the course of the investigation, officers located a concealed and loaded handgun, methamphetamine, and additional ammunition inside the vehicle.

Sheridan has multiple prior felony convictions precluding him from owning or possessing firearms. He was arrested and booked at the Ventura County Jail for several felony firearms violations including possession of a controlled substance with a firearm.

Hot prowl residential burglary, vehicle theft, petty theft, hit and run arrest

On November 9, at approximately 2:00 am, officers responded to suspicious circumstances involving a hit and run that occurred when a reporting party saw their neighbor’s vehicle leave the victim’s home erratically and strike a parked car. The vehicle then fled the area.

Responding officers arrived and determined that the suspect in this case had entered the victim’s unlocked car parked in the lot adjacent to their home. The suspect removed a garage door opener from the unlocked car, opened their garage, and burglarized the home while the victims were inside sleeping. The suspect loaded property into a pickup truck that was parked in the garage and fled, committing the hit and run on a parked car in the process.

Shortly after, an unrelated reporting party called the Ventura Police Command Center to report a hit and run in the area of Telephone Rd and Wells Rd. The vehicle description matched the stolen truck. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the vehicle initially.

While searching for the vehicle, an officer observed the stolen vehicle parked in an alley southeast of Telephone Rd and Portola Ave. Additional officers responded to assist. While standing by for additional officers, the suspect came out from a nearby apartment and entered the truck. Officers safely detained the suspect, 18 year old Ventura resident Joseph Key. Evidence linking the suspect to the burglary, vehicle theft, theft, and both hit and runs were obtained through the investigation. The suspect was booked for first degree residential burglary, vehicle theft, petty theft, and two counts of VC hit and run. The vehicle and property taken from the home were returned to the owner.

Additional garage door openers not related to the initial victim were located but their owners are currently unidentified.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Terrorist Threats Arrest

On November 10, at approximately 6:45 am, the Ventura Police Command Center received a 9-1-1 call reference the suspect throwing various items on his neighbor’s lawn. While officers were enroute, the suspect threw a hatchet at his neighbor, almost striking him in the head, while also verbally threatening to harm him.

When officers arrived on-scene, the suspect ran inside his residence and refused to exit. The suspect then began throwing items outside through open windows, and he could be heard breaking items inside. After negotiating with the suspect for almost an hour, he opened his garage door and was taken into custody. The suspect, 50 year old Jeffrey Karrh, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and terrorist threats. Nobody was injured as a result of this incident.

Felony DUI with injury, felony hit and run with injury

On November 10, at approximately 10:00 pm, VPD officers responded to a hit and run in the area of Webster St and Hill Rd. Officers located a victim who was retrieving items from his parked vehicle when a white sedan struck him as well as two parked cars. Fortunately, the victim sustained only minor injuries. The suspect vehicle sustained heavy damage as a result of the collision, but the driver was still able to flee in the vehicle.

Within a few minutes, VPD and CHP received a call of a possible collision in the area of Wells Rd and Citrus Dr. A CHP unit located a heavily damaged white sedan in the area of Carlos and Pajaro. VPD officers arrived and made contact with the driver of the vehicle, 44 year old Ventura resident Lamarvie Valentine.

Investigation on scene determined that this was the vehicle and driver involved with the collision on Webster St and Hill Rd. The driver was given field sobriety tests and determined to be driving impaired, with a BAC of over twice the legal limit of .08.

The driver was arrested for DUI causing injury, BAC over .08 causing injury, hit and run from an injury collision, and hit and run causing property damage.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the crime should contact the Ventura Police Watch Commander at (805) 339-4416.

Recovery of Stolen Property, Possession of Stolen Property Arrest, Possession of Controlled Substance Arrest

On November 12 at 11:00 am, the Ventura Police Department Street Crimes Detectives (SCU) and Detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department were in the Santa Clara River Bottom on a stolen property investigation. The detectives located a vagrant camp belonging to 44 year old Jason Garner. Inside the camp were two stolen motorcycles, reported stolen from the city of Ventura. Garner was arrested for possession of the stolen vehicles and possession of narcotics. Garner was transported and booked at the Ventura County Jail.

Detectives continued searching the river bottom vagrant camps and located another stolen motorcycle, reported stolen from the city of Ventura. They also found a high-end stolen mountain bike taken from the harbor area and multiple industrial propane tanks stolen from a nearby business. All the stolen property was returned to the right rightful owners.

A review of the Ventura County Superior Court website shows that Garner has a prior arrest for assault with a deadly weapon and prior convictions for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, petty theft, and possession of a dirk or dagger.

SCU would like to remind everyone to register their bicycles online, document any serial numbers on power tools, and take photographs of expensive property. Having a record of serial numbers helps VPD return any recovered stolen property to the owner. Please also remember to lock your vehicles and leave nothing valuable in your cars.

Vol. 14, No. 03 – Nov 4 – Nov 17, 2020 – 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 Arrests

On October 22 at 5:45 pm, Ventura Police Command Center received a 9-1-1 call from a resident in the 1900 Block of E. Thompson Blvd. The resident reported that he returned home to find two suspects, later identified as 35 year old vagrant Stephan Fedo and 24 year old vagrant Tyrone Brown, inside of his home, ransacking it. The resident left the home to contact police and the suspects remained inside. Upon police arrival, Fedo and Brown exited the apartment and climbed onto the roof. They remained on the roof for several minutes and appeared to be trying to gain access to other areas of the building by attempting to remove an air conditioning unit. After several minutes, Brown came to the edge of the roof and complied with officers’ orders to come down. Brown was arrested for Residential Burglary and Resisting/Delaying Arrest.

Fedo fled onto a neighboring rooftop, forced open a window, and entered a second apartment, which was occupied by two residents. He exited through another window and came down off the roof wielding a large stick. Officers quickly took Fedo into custody and arrested him for two counts of residential burglary and Resisting/Delaying Arrest.

No residents or officers were injured during this incident. Fedo was treated at the Ventura County Medical Center for minor injuries sustained during the arrest.

A search of the Ventura County Superior Court website shows that Brown has previous arrests for Grand Theft, Petty Theft, Unlawful Taking of a Vehicle, Vehicle Tampering, Trespassing, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. A search of the Ventura County Superior Court website shows that Fedo has prior arrests for Trespassing, Vandalism, Resisting Arrest (two arrests), Giving False Information to a Peace Officer, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance (3 arrests), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (4 arrests), and evading an officer in a vehicle.

Overdose Furnishing Narcotics Arrest

On October 23, at approximately 11:30 pm, patrol officers responded to the 1500 block of S. Saticoy Ave. regarding a subject overdosing on Fentanyl. Officers performed CPR until Ventura City Fire and AMR personnel responded; however, they could not revive the overdosed victim, who was pronounced dead on scene.

During the initial investigation, narcotics paraphernalia, a small amount of methamphetamines, and burnt residue of an unknown opiate were located at the scene.

Ventura Police Department Narcotics SCU detectives completed the investigation into narcotics sales of Fentanyl, resulting in an overdose. Detectives using investigative tools were able to identify, detain, and arrest suspect 34 year old Ventura resident Christopher Macias for furnishing narcotics.

A search of the Ventura County Superior Courts shows that Christopher Macias has prior convictions for possession of a controlled substance and possession for sales of a controlled substance.

Narcotics Arrest

On October 28 at 12:30 pm, members of the Ventura Police Department SCU unit conducted a search warrant at the above address as a result of a month-long investigation into narcotics sales. Narcotics detectives using investigative tools were able to identify a primary suspect as Yurri Seals.

SCU detectives found and detained 51 year old Ventura resident Yurri Seals. During the execution of the search warrant and the subsequent investigation, detectives discovered that a large quantity of narcotics, which included fentanyl and methamphetamine, inside Seals’ motel room. They also located a firearm, ammunition, and a large amount of US currency.

As a result of the investigation, Yurri Seals was arrested for 11378 H&S, 11351 H&S, 11370.1 H&S, 12022(b) PC, and 12022(c) PC which are all felonies.

A search of the Ventura County Superior Court shows that Yurri Seals has a prior arrest for evading, narcotics sales, battery, and receiving stolen property.

Residential Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Warrant Arrest

On November 1, Ventura Police Department Street Crimes Detectives (SCU) were informed that there had been a commercial burglary over the weekend at a workshop in the Ventura Harbor Area in the 1400 block of Spinnaker. The victim found many of his stolen tools were being sold online. On November 2, SCU Detectives began surveillance in the 1600 block of Thompson Blvd and identified a possible suspect, Jon Clift, who was also wanted on several arrest warrants. Detectives followed Clift to a motel room on Thompson Blvd, and along with Patrol, took him into custody without incident.

During a search of the motel room, detectives located the stolen tools from the burglary on Spinnaker, along with additional stolen property, including a firearm from a residential burglary on Seahorse Blvd. Clift was arrested and booked at the Ventura County Jail for six outstanding warrants from Ventura County, Possession of Stolen Property, and Residential Burglary.

Detectives also located several possibly stolen bicycles but are unable to identify the owners. The bicycles are mountain bikes and are newer models with front suspensions. If you are the victim of a theft of a newer mountain bike, please contact the Ventura Police Department Street Crimes Unit.

A review of the Ventura County Superior Court website shows that Clift has prior convictions for possession of stolen property, trespassing, giving false information to a peace officer, petty theft, possession of controlled substance, child endangerment, and DUI.

Vol. 14, No. 02 – Oct 21 – Nov 3, 2020 – 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.

Incident: Prowling Arrest

On October 9, at approximately 9:30 pm, Ventura Police Patrol officers responded to a call of a prowler in the backyard of a residence. As officers responded, the homeowner confronted the suspect, 21 year old vagrant Felix Ramirez. Ramirez was holding a can of spray paint and sprayed the homeowner in the face before fleeing. Officers located Ramirez nearby and arrested him for prowling and battery.

Stolen Vehicle Arrest

On October 10 at approximately 5:00 pm, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a 911 call of a vehicle driving recklessly in the 3300 block of East Main Street. Ventura Police Patrol Officers responded to search for the vehicle and located it in the 4200 Block of Market Street. The vehicle was determined to have been reported stolen in Oxnard. Officers conducted a stop on the vehicle and took the driver, 29 year old Oxnard resident Angel Perez, into custody without incident. During the investigation, officers determined that Perez was under the influence of alcohol.

Ramirez was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, driving under the influence of alcohol, and an outstanding felony warrant.

Vol. 13, No. 26 – Sept 23 – Oct 6, 2020 – 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.

Furnishing Narcotics Arrest

On July 21, at approximately 11:15 am, patrol officers responded to the 1300 block of Buena Vista St. reference a subject overdosing on Fentanyl. Ventura City Fire and AMR personnel responded; however, they were unable to revive the overdosed victim, who was pronounced dead on the scene.

During the initial investigation, narcotics paraphernalia, a small amount of methamphetamines, and burnt residue of an unknown opiate were located at the scene.

On September 9, members of the Ventura Police Department Narcotics SCU unit completed the investigation into narcotics sales of Fentanyl, resulting in an overdose. Detectives using investigative tools were able to identify, detain, and arrest the suspect, 36 year old Ventura resident Thomas Landucci, for furnishing narcotics.

A search of the Ventura County Superior Courts shows that Thomas Landucci has prior convictions for possession of a controlled substance and possession for sales of a controlled substance.

Narcotics Arrest

On September 10, at approximately 11:00 am, members of the Ventura Police Department SCU unit conducted a probation search at the above address as a result of a week-long investigation into narcotics sales. Detectives using investigative tools were able to identify a primary suspect as 26 year old Ventura resident Casey Cravey.

During the execution of the probation search, SCU detectives found and detained Casey Cravey. During the subsequent investigation, detectives discovered that a large quantity of narcotics which included, heroin, methamphetamine, and alprazolam, inside Cravey’s hotel room.

As a result of the investigation, Casey Cravey was arrested for possession of narcotics for sales.

A search of the Ventura County Superior Court shows that Casey Cravey has numerous prior arrests for drug-related crimes, including narcotics sales.