On January 27th, 2022 at 18:33 hours, the suspect Garrett Powell entered the Aloha Steak House and went to the Bar where he ordered a drink. Powell was denied service when he was unable to provide identification. He then ordered dinner and, after finishing, walked out of the restaurant without paying for his meal.
A customer who noticed Powell leaving without paying attempted to stop Powell. In response, Powell began to pull out a machete from his duffle bag.
The Bartender for the restaurant told the customer to let Powell leave and immediately called 911.
Powell left the restaurant and began walking north towards Downtown Ventura. Within 3 minutes of receiving the call, Ventura Patrol Officers located Powell at California St and Santa Clara St.
Powell was immediately contacted and identified as the suspect. During the initial contact, Powell refused to listen to the officer’s orders and, out of concern for the community’s safety, was physically taken to the ground.
Once on the ground, the officers successfully took him into custody.
Powell was not injured during the arrest, and one officer sustained a minor sprain to his hand, which was treated at a local hospital. Powell was transported to Ventura County Jail and booked for 211 PC Robbery.
Location: 364 S California (Aloha Steak House)
Date/Time Occurred: January 27, 2022/1833 hours
Officer(s) Involved: Ventura Patrol
Suspect(s): Garrett Powell (25 yrs) Vagrant
Powell (25 yrs) Vagrant
Report #: 22-5752
Contact: Watch Commander, (805) 339-4416
Release Prepared by: Commander Darrick Brunk
VENTURA POLICE DEPARTMENT