On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at 9:45 p.m., Ventura County Jail inmate, Sarah Robledo, 23, of Camarillo, assaulted a Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputy while in custody at the Todd Road Jail. Robledo was arrested for two counts of Penal Code section 69(a), resisting an officer in the performance of duties, one count of Penal Code section 243(c)(1), battery on a peace officer, and one count of Penal Code section 148(a)(1), resist, obstruct, delay of a peace officer. The District Attorney’s Office has filed the charges against Robledo and her preliminary hearing is scheduled on April 29, 2016.
During the incident, the deputy was directing two inmates in the housing unit hallway when one of the inmates, Sarah Robledo, failed to follow several directives and began to walk away. As the deputy attempted to restrain Robledo, Robledo turned and immediately started flailing her arms, attempting to punch the deputy several times. A second deputy responded and together, after a struggle, both deputies were able to gain control of Robledo. The two deputies received minor injuries during the incident. One deputy was treated for injuries at a local hospital and released the same day.
The Detention Services Classification Unit handled the investigation and Robledo was arrested for the above charges, with bail set at $20,000. Robledo was originally in custody for violations of Penal Code section 211 (second degree robbery), Penal Code section 242 (battery) and Penal Code section 148(a)(1) (resist, obstruct, or delay a peace officer). Robledo has been in custody since January 2016.
Since the changes in criminal justice sentencing, the number of assaults on inmates and staff has increased. Jail staff has worked diligently to minimize these assaults through the proper classification and housing of inmates and by providing educational and rehabilitative programs to the inmates.