Resisting Arrest


On Monday, July 18, 2016 at 9:49 a.m., the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call of a vagrant setting up a camp in the parking lot of a business in the 5500 block of Telegraph Road.  The officer arrived and contacted the subject, later identified a Ryan Evanson, 38.  While the officer was speaking to Evanson, he suddenly removed a butter knife and held it up to his own throat.  Evanson did not threaten the officer, although he started asking the officer to shoot him.  Evanson then dropped the knife and began running, ultimately onto the campus of Buena High School.  The officer ran after Evanson and caught him in the parking lot of the school, before he made it into the campus, and took him into custody without further incident.
As a precaution, the police department requested that Buena High School be placed on a lockdown, while officers were able to catch Evanson and take him into custody.  Evanson was booked into the Ventura County Jail for resisting or obstructing a police officer. No one was injured as a result of this incident.

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