Stolen Firearm Arrest


On Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 2:37 a.m., Ventura Police Patrol officers responded to a call regarding a fight in a parking lot in the 2100 block of South Victoria Avenue.  One of the involved persons was armed with a handgun and another person was armed with a knife.  The officers arrived and found a large group of people leaving the parking lot, and they were able to detain several of them.  Ronald Lewiskates, 20, who was in the driver’s seat of a vehicle, was one of the people they were able to detain.  The investigation revealed he had been involved in the incident, and he had two misdemeanor warrants.   When the officers searched his vehicle, they found a hidden, stolen handgun. At the conclusion of the investigation, Lewiskates was booked into Ventura County Jail for possessing a concealed handgun in the vehicle, possessing stolen property and the two unrelated misdemeanor warrants.  The fight was determined to be mutual combat, and no prosecution was desired.  No one was injured during this incident.

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