Ventura, CA | Woman Assaulted On Bike Path

UPDATE with Arrest

Incident: Woman Assaulted on Bike Path UPDATE with Arrest

Location: Bike Path near Highway 126 west of Kimball Park

Date/Time Occurred: 9/1/21 1221 hours

Officer(s) Involved: Patrol, Major Crimes

Suspect(s): Unknown

Report #: 21-57887


On 9-5-21 an alert community member saw a subject riding on a bicycle near Johnson Dr. and Thille St. He recognized the person from the photographs and the artist’s rendering from a prior press release.

The community member called the police and responding officers contacted the subject who was identified as Martin Arias (1-29-93). Detectives were contacted and the investigation continued.

On 9-7-21 Detectives searched Arias’ residence and located evidence that linked him to the original incident.

Arias was subsequently arrested and booked into Ventura County Jail for felony false imprisonment with violence, attempted sexual battery, and a violation of parole.

Arias has prior convictions for attempted robbery, multiple counts of sexual battery and multiple counts of indecent exposure.

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