Ventura | Vagrant arrested for Possession of Dirk or Dagger after stumbling into Traffic

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release 

On June 13th at 12:39 PM,  the Ventura Police Command Center received a call of a subject stumbling into  traffic in the area of Victoria and Valentine. Officers arrived in the area and made contact with the suspect (Michael Throneberry 59 years, Ventura Vagrant).

As officers approached Thorneberry he took and aggressive stance towards them while holding two sticks, one in each hand. The officers ordered Thorneberry to drop the sticks and sit down on the ground. Thorneberry eventually complied with the officers and sat down on the sidewalk.

As the investigation continued the officers learned that Thorneberry had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. During a search of his person for any weapons, officers found two knives concealed on Thorneberry. Both knives were attached to his waist band in a way for quick and easy removal. Thorneberry was arrested and booked into the Ventura County Jail for possession of a dirk or dagger, brandishing and his warrant. No one was injured during the arrest.

According to the Ventura County Superior Court website, Thorneberry was arrested December 2014, for possession of a Billy club, in May 2016, for possession of a dirk or dagger and resisting a peace officer and March 2018, for exhibiting a deadly weapon.

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