Commercial Burglary Arrest


On Monday, August 15, 2016 at 2:14 a.m., the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call from a passerby who saw Michael Waites break a front window to Café Fiore, 66 South California Street.  Waites was seen by the witness entering the business through the broken window.  Officers arrived on scene within moments and could hear loud banging coming from inside of the business. As officers were setting up a perimeter, Waites was seen climbing out of the broken window.  Waites initially complied with officers commands, but then attempted to flee from officers.  Waites was then taken into custody with the assistance of VPD K9 “Yoschi.”
Waites was transported to Ventura county medical center where he was medically cleared for booking in jail.  Waites, 37, was booked into the Ventura county jail for commercial burglary, resisting arrest, and a parole hold. If anyone has information related to this crime, they are encouraged to call the Ventura Police Department watch commander at 805-339-4416.

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