On Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 7:36 p.m., the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call of a male subject walking the 1200 block of Victoria Avenue, who was carrying a gun that was concealed in his clothing. It was also reported the armed subject was walking with two other individuals. Several officers were already in the area investigating a separate call involving a possible armed subject on a bike, and responded to the call.
A Ventura Police Department K-9 unit arrived on scene and saw the three subjects, one matching the description of the armed subject, walking near the intersection of Cypress Point and Telephone Road. As the K-9 officer stopped to detain them, the suspect, later identified as a 16-year-old male, fled into a nearby apartment complex, with numerous residents and children in the area. The officer, and his K-9 partner, pursued the suspect who refused orders to stop running. The K-9 was deployed and apprehended the suspect as he attempted to climb a wall. He was taken into custody without further incident. During a search of the area, a loaded handgun was found in the bushes, near where the suspect was taken into custody. Additional ammunition was found in the suspect’s possession. The suspect was treated at the scene by Ventura City Fire personnel and then transported to VCMC for treatment of his injuries. The suspect sustained minor injuries to his buttocks as a result of the K-9 deployment. After he was medically cleared, the suspect was lodged at juvenile hall for possession of a loaded and concealed firearm, resisting arrest and a felony warrant. The two other subjects were detained and released from the scene.
The other call officers were investigating of a possible armed subject on a bike, that subject was located and detained near the corner of Telephone Road and Victoria Avenue. He was found not to be in possession of a firearm. A female subject that was with him was also detained, and during a search, officers found illegal narcotics. She was cited and released from the scene.
Both of these incidents were unrelated.