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Brandishing Incident

Ventura Man Arrested For Allegedly Brandishing Pellet Gun In Road Rage Incident

Sunday June 06, 2021

(Photo courtesy VPD)

     Ventura police say they arrested a man for allegedly brandishing a pellet gun during a road rage incident.

     Sunday morning around 11:40 AM officers responded to the area of Telegraph Road and Saticoy Avenue to a report of a man who brandished what at the time was described as a "black semi-automatic style pistol" during a road rage incident.

     When they arrived on the scene the suspect was gone but officers were given a description of his vehicle including the license plate.

     They say they found the suspect vehicle in the 10200 block of Telephone Road and conducted a high-risk stop.

     The driver of the vehicle, its sole occupant, was taken into custody without incident.

     A K-9 searched the vehicle and police say found what turned out to be a black pellet gun along with narcotics and other controlled substances (see photo).

     Police say they arrested 32-year-old Steven Infante of Ventura for brandishing, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.

     According to jail records, Infante was cited and released.