Thousand Oaks Men Accused Of Domestic Violence

Friday April 12, 2019

     The Ventura County Sheriff's Department says two men from Thousand Oaks were involved in a domestic violence incident involving the estranged spouse of one of them.

   In the early morning hours of March 17th deputies responded to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of Tara Street in Newbury Park.

   The deputies were told that 27-year-old Diego Ambriz of Thousand Oaks, the estranged spouse of the victim, allegedly entered her residence and verbally confronted her before leaving and then resturning with a second suspect, 28-year-old Luis Ruelas of Thousand Oaks.

   The deputies were told that Ambriz and Ruelas then confronted the victim on the side of the house.

   They claim Ruelas had his face covered and brandished a metal bat in close proximity to the victim while Ambriz, her estranged spouse, is alleged to have flashed gang signs and then battered her.

    Deputies allege that Ambriz then pulled out a knife with an exposed blade, held it close to the victim's face and threatened to use the knife on her.

    They say the two men fled when the victim screamed and other family members arrived at the scene.

    The authorities served search warrants Thursday at Ambriz's residence and at Ruelas's residence and they say they seized evidence related to the case. 

   Both men were then arrested for various crimes including conspiracy and street terrorism and Ambriz is also facing charges of Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Corporal Injury to a Spouse while Ruelas is also facing a charge of Exhibiting a Deadly Weapon.