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Ventura–Elementary School put on lockdown while suspect flees scene of bank robbery

Ventura–Elementary School put on lockdown while suspect flees scene of bank robbery

Ventura Police  received a call from Chase Bank security reporting that a bank robbery had just occurred at the Chase Bank branch at 7730 Telegraph Rd.  When officers arrived at the bank, physician they determined the suspect had already fled and was last seen leaving the area on a bicycle.   During the investigation, officers […]

Ventura-Car chase ends with suspect’s arrest

Ventura-Car chase ends with suspect’s arrest

At 11am this morning Ventura Police were involved in a vehicle pursuit of a suspect attempting to flee. The vehicle pursuit was initiated after the suspect committed a traffic violation and failed to yield.  During the pursuit the suspect (later identified as Larry Zapata) displayed a reckless disregard for public safety by speeding, drugs not […]

Ventura–Suspect arrested after crashing victim’s car

Ventura–Suspect arrested after crashing victim’s car

Ventura County Sheriff’s Department requested  assistance from the Ventura Police Department on a vehicle pursuit.  The vehicle had crashed in the area of Madera Ave. and Chateau Ct., stomach and deputies were involved in a foot pursuit of the suspect driver.  Several officers responded and immediately set up a perimeter of the surrounding neighborhood to […]

Ventura–Police arrest suspect in storage unit break-ins

Ventura–Police arrest suspect in storage unit break-ins

Over the past two years, the Ventura Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit has had an ongoing investigation into complaints of criminal activity at Power Storage at 1661 S. Victoria Avenue in Ventura.  The complaints have included ongoing burglaries from various storage units, sales of stolen property, sales of weapons and sales of narcotics.  During the […]

Ventura–Police looking for suspect in robbery near railroad tracks

Ventura–Police looking for suspect in robbery near railroad tracks

Just past midnight a suspect described as a white male in  20s with a  thin build and wearing a light colored shirt and blue jeans assaulted a victim near the railroad tracks located at the south end of Arundell Ave. and Arundell Circle.   The suspect demanded property while brandishing a large pole with an […]

Ventura–13 year old girl reports break-in to police

Ventura–13 year old girl reports break-in to police

A 13-year-old female victim, order reported a residential burglary in progress at 4pm this afternoon.  The girl was home alone with her 8-year-old brother when an unknown male adult began loudly knocked on the front door of the residence.  The girl and her brother immediately went into a back bedroom and locked the door.  A […]

Motorcycle down in the roadway on Foothill Road near Via Plaza–Ventura

Motorcycle down in the roadway on Foothill Road near Via Plaza–Ventura

Ventura Police patrol officers arrived at the scene and found Thomas Parker suffering from serious injuries.  During the investigation it was learned that Parker was riding his motorcycle westbound on Foothill Road when he drifted off of the right shoulder of the road, striking the curb.  He was ejected from the motorcycle.  Parker was transported […]

Ventura Police participate in program to curb underaged drinking

Ventura Police participate in program to curb underaged drinking

The Ventura Police Department participated in the annual Statewide Shoulder Tap operation sponsored by the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC).  The Ventura Police Department is one of nearly 100 law enforcement agencies in the State collaborating with ABC on this detail. This Statewide Shoulder Tap operation is to enforce the law, get the word […]