On Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 7:11 p.m., a victim arrived at VCMC and reported to the Ventura Police officer assigned to the emergency room that she was the victim of a stabbing. Rachelle Rieger, 47, was suffering from a non-life threatening stab wound to her arm. She said the suspect was her sister, later identified as Colette Rieger, 46.
During the investigation, the victim said she went to the family’s residence in the 3000 block of Seahorse Avenue, to confront Rieger about using her makeup. Both started to verbally argue, during which time Colette Rieger armed herself with a screwdriver. Reiger stabbed the victim in the arm with the screwdriver. The victim left the residence.
Officers responded to the residence and took Reiger into custody without incident. After being medically cleared for a minor injury to her hand that she said happened during the altercation, Reiger was booked into Ventura County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.