Robbery suspect incapacitated with his own pepper spray by family member of his victim

treat arial, viagra order sans-serif;”>On September 7th, patient 2015, at around 5:15pm, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received several 911 calls of a possible interrupted vehicle burglary in the 1400 block of Callens Rd. While officers were still responding to the call, it was reported that one of the suspects, later identified as Ricardo Navarro, was being physically detained. Officers arrived and took custody of Navarro.

During the investigation officers learned that an adult female had parked her vehicle outside of a business and left her two young children, ages 8 and 10 years old, unattended inside. The female briefly went into the business where other family members were gathered. As the female went inside, Navarro and an unknown Hispanic male and white female, entered the unlocked vehicle, apparently unaware of the children were inside, and began ransacking it. The three suspects were still in the parked vehicle collecting property, when another family member saw them inside and alerted the others.

All three suspects immediately exited the vehicle with property and began running with several family members chasing after them. The unknown Hispanic male and white female got into an awaiting vehicle, being driven by another female suspect, and fled from the scene northbound on Callens, leaving Navarro.

By that time, a 19-year-old female and her 44-year-old father, both family members of the parked vehicle’s owner, were able to catch up to Navarro, who turned on them and sprayed them both with pepper spray. After spraying them, he dropped the can and continued running. Unaffected by the pepper spray the female victim picked up the can and started chasing after Navarro. She caught up to Navarro a second time, although this time sprayed him in the face with his own can of pepper spray. This incapacitated Navarro long enough for other family members to hold him down until officers arrived.

Officers checked the area for the other three suspects who fled in a dark colored Audi, but were unable to locate the vehicle.

Navarro was transported to VCMC for treatment of being pepper sprayed, and later booked into the Ventura County Jail for robbery, possession of a controlled substance, being a felon in possession of pepper spray, and a parole violation.

The adult female victim and adult male victim were treated at the scene for the effects of being spray with pepper spray.



Ventura Police Department

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