Ventura County Sheriff Department – Incident Press Release
Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail detectives approached Hill to invoke his probation search terms. Hill immediately ran away from detectives and dropped a handgun as he fled the area.
Detectives subsequently captured and arrested Hill and recovered a stolen loaded handgun.
On 05/04/19, Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail detectives were driving in the 1700 block of
- Daily Drive in the city of Camarillo. While driving, they observed Manuel Hill walking on the sidewalk. Detectives knew Hill from previous law enforcement contacts and they were aware he is currently on probation in Ventura County with search terms for stolen property. As detectives drove up to Hill to invoke his probation search terms, Hill immediately turned and ran away. Hill ignored all verbal commands to stop running.
As one of the detectives was running after Hill, he noticed a black handgun on the ground where Hill had just been running. Detectives recovered the handgun as they continued to pursue Hill. Detectives chased Hill for a short distance before catching up to him and placing him under arrest for PC 148 (a) (1) / Resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer. Detectives examined the handgun they located on the ground and confirmed it was a fully loaded semi-automatic and that it had been reported as stolen.
Based upon their observations and evidence gathered during the investigation, detectives believe Hill had been in possession of the stolen loaded handgun and charged him with PC 25400 (a)(2)/Carrying a concealed firearm upon a person and PC 25850 (a) / Carrying a loaded firearm, and PC 496 / Receiving stolen property. Hill was booked into the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility with a bail set at $105,000.On 05/07/19, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office filed the above listed charges against Hill and he has a pending court date.
The Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail is committed to removing illegally possessed firearms from our neighborhoods and will aggressively investigate all cases involving public safety and suspected illegal weapons / firearms possession.
The Camarillo Police Department Special Enforcement Detail is a plain clothes unit that conducts a variety of investigations of crimes occurring within the City of Camarillo. The goal of SED is to reduce property crime and violent crime through investigations and directed enforcement.
Anyone with information regarding illegal weapons possession is encouraged to contact the Camarillo Police Department at 805-388-5100.