Aggravated Trespassing Arrest – Ventura

On September 30, 2017 at 1430 hours, the Ventura Police Command Center received a call from a resident in the 200 block of Hoover Avenue who advised a male subject had just attempted to gain entry into their home.  When officers arrived on scene they learned the victim had confronted the suspect to the front of their residence after he had attempted to enter through the front door.  The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival and he was not located at that time.

At approximately 1515 hours, the Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call from a resident in the 100 block of San Mateo Avenue who advised a male subject had just illegally entered their home and was being detained by a family member. Responding officers recognized the suspect matched the description from the earlier call on Hoover Avenue.

As officers arrived on scene, they contacted the suspect, Angel Esperanza in the front yard and detained him without incident.  During the investigation, officers determined Esperanza had attempted to enter the residence through the front door as he had previously done on Hoover Avenue.  When he found the front door locked, he tried a locked garage door and eventually made entry into the house through an open side door.  A resident confronted Esperanza just inside the entryway and demanded he leave.  The resident physically detained Esperanza after he refused to exit and began to push his way further into the home.

Esperanza was placed under arrest and transported to VCMC where he was treated for minor injuries he received as a result of being detained by the victim.  He was later booked into the Ventura County Jail for misdemeanor aggravated trespassing.

The complete press release, including suspect description, can be viewed online at

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