Felony Battery Arrests


On Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 5 p.m., the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a 911 call of several subjects physically fighting outside of the El Rey Cantina, 294 E. Main Street.  It was reported one subject was a security guard.  When officers arrived on scene, a large crowd was gathered in front of the bar and several subjects were still fighting.  Once all the involved parties were separated, officers found that the bar’s security guard, later identified as Joseph Marasa, 24, had sustained a serious facial injury.
During the investigation, officers learned the victim was attempting to keep an intoxicated subject from entering the bar.  Several of the subject’s friends, later identified as Brandon Gutierrez, 29, and Eriberto Alvarez, 26, were already inside the bar, so the subject was refusing to leave.  While the victim was detaining the subject out front, Gutierrez and Alvarez walked outside and started physically assaulting the victim.  After the fight, Alvarez attempted to leave the scene, but was detained by arriving officers. The victim sustained several facial fractures during the altercation.  He was treated at the scene by Ventura City Fire personnel and later transported to CMH for treatment of his injuries. Gutierrez and Alvarez were both arrested and later booked into the Ventura County Jail for felony battery, causing serious injuries.

Comments are closed.