Santa Paula | Suspect brandished knife in K-Mart parking lot – Vandalized van

Santa Paula Police Department – Incident Press Release

On Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at approximately 1452 hours, Officers of the Santa Paula Police Department were contacted by a female victim in the parking lot of K-Mart.  It was reported that a female suspect had brandished a knife at the victim.  The suspect reported to be armed with a knife and still in the area.  While officers were still investigating, the female suspect was located vandalizing a van.  Officers made contact with the female who dropped to her knees and would not comply with officers commands while speaking incoherently. 

A Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputy was in the area and responded to assist SPPD officers. Once on scene he was able to advise the suspect was possibly involved in an arson in the city of Fillmore earlier in the day. Additional resources were requested from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and a Ventura Police Department K9 team. After numerous attempts to gain compliance from the suspect officers approached the suspect utilizing a police shield to subdue the suspect and safely take her into custody. The suspect was found to be in possession of a fixed blade knife and a folding pocket knife. The suspect was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries sustained during the vandalism.  

Suspect: Janean Hinrichs, 36 years old, Long Beach

 The investigation is currently ongoing and anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Allen Macias at 805-525-4474 Ext 220. 

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