Ventura | Update – Ventura | Assault at Telephone and Montgomery

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release

On 8/18/2020 the victim was involved in an altercation with an acquaintance of his in the area of Montgomery Rd. and Telephone Rd. The suspect attacked the victim with a camping type axe causing lacerations to the victim’s legs. The suspect fled and the victim stayed in the area until he was located by a Ventura Patrol Officer who was driving by. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Ventura Police Detectives were able to identify the suspect as Elizer Castro 23yrs of Ventura.

On 8/19/2020 Ventura Police detectives served a search warrant at Castro’s residence where he was taken into custody. During a search of the residence, detectives located the weapon used in the crime along with additional evidence. Castro was later booked in the Ventura County jail for (245PC) assault with a deadly weapon.

Prior Release:

On  8/18/20 3:34 AM a Ventura Police Patrol officer located a male subject injured as a result of an assault near the intersection of Telephone and Montogomery. Officers tended to his injuries until Fire and AMR personnel arrived.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Due to the investigation, there is currently a delay in traffic at the intersection. The intersection is expected to be completely open within the next few hours.

This is an on-going investigation, anyone with information is asked to call Ventura Police Detectives at (805) 339-4467.


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