On 03/09/22, at about 10:55 a.m., the Ventura Police Department Communications Center received a call of a stabbing that occurred at Plaza Park, located at 630 E. Santa Clara Street. Patrol officers were dispatched to that location and found a victim, who had sustained moderate, but non-life threatening injuries. While on scene, officers learned that the stabbing occurred during the commission of a robbery.
After conducting an investigation, officers learned that Moser approached Victim #1 and demanded he hand over his backpack. Moser held out a knife and threatened to stab the victim if he didn’t cooperate. Victim #1 handed over his backpack out of fear. Victim #2 observed what had transpired and attempted to intervene by grabbing onto Moser.
Moser then stabbed Victim #2 with the knife, causing moderate but non-life threatening injuries. After stabbing Victim #2, Moser fled on foot towards California Street. Responding officers observed Moser walking southbound on California Street south of Thompson Boulevard.
Moser was taken into custody without incident. Victim #1 was able to retrieve his backback. Victim #2 was treated at the scene, but declined to be transported to the hospital.
Moser will be booked at the Ventura County Jail for robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and criminal threats.
he complete press release, including suspect description, can be viewed online at www.venturapd.org
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