Ventura County Sheriff Department – Incident Press Release
A suspect has been arrested after kidnapping and threatening to kill a woman.
On the evening of April 24th, at approximately 7:52 pm, patrol deputies from the Sheriff’s Fillmore Patrol Station responded to a report of shots fired at a residence in the 100 Block of South Hopper Canyon Road, in the unincorporated area east of Fillmore. Upon arrival, deputies learned that 24 year old San Fernando resident, Isaias Arana had come to the residence in an attempt to contact a female victim in violation of a restraining order. After being denied entry into the home, Arana used a pistol to shoot several bullets through the front door and a window while the victims were inside.
As Arana entered the residence through a broken window, one of the adult victims was able to flee the residence with a child through a back door. Once inside, Arana threatened to kill the other two female victims and forced them into another room at gunpoint. Soon after, one of those victims was able to successfully flee the residence.
When deputies arrived, the reporting parties believed that Arana and the final victim may still be inside the residence. Therefore, the Sheriff’s SWAT Team was activated and responded to the location believing Arana was armed and barricaded inside the residence with the final victim.
Further investigation determined that Arana had forced the victim out of the residence at gunpoint prior to the deputies’ arrival. Arana then drove the victim to the San Fernando Valley where he picked up a male acquaintance. After driving to the Pacoima area, the male acquaintance engaged in a physical altercation with Arana in an attempt to disarm him. The female victim used this opportunity to flee. Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department responded to the location reference the physical disturbance and contacted the two men. Arana was subsequently arrested and the firearm was recovered.
Arana was transported to the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility where he was booked for 664/187(a) PC – Attempted Murder, 207 PC – Kidnapping, 422 PC – Criminal Threats and 273.6 PC – Violation of a Domestic Violence Restraining Order. Arana is scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court on April 29, 2019. His bail has been set at $1,000,000.00.
Anyone with additional information related to this investigation is encouraged to contact Detective Frances Saleh at (805) 384-4729, or by email at [email protected]