Ventura Teens On E-Bikes Attack Elderly Homeless Woman, and other news

Sunday June 16, 2024

     One juvenile has been arrested and several others are being sought after what Ventura police say was a series of attacks on people on the west side of the city late Saturday night.

     The juveniles were on e-bikes and police say in the first incident they attacked a 66-year-old homeless woman by steeping on her and kicking her while she was sleeping Main and Peking streets.

     The juveniles then reportedly threw rocks at another woman in the same area hitting her at least once.

     Police say the juveniles then road their e-bikes over to the Crown Plaza Hotel where they spit on people as they passed by them.

     Officers were talking to the female victims on West Main and Peking, when the suspects returned on their e-bikes.

     Police were able to catch one of the male juveniles and his female companion but the others got away and were still at large.

     The 13-year-old male who was caught was arrested and released to his mother.




     Several people were injured, including one critically, in a crash in Oxnard Saturday afternoon.

     Police say around 3:30 PM a sedan and a pickup truck collided on Victoria Avenue south of Fifth Street.

     Investigators believe that the sedan was exiting a parking lot by making what they say was an illegal left turn onto southbound Victoria Avenue.

     Police say as it crossed the northbound lanes to go south it was struck by a northbound pickup truck.

     They say the driver of the sedan, a 79-year-old Port Hueneme woman, was critically injured while two other occupants of her vehicle, including a 19-month-old child, were also taken to the hospital in stable condition.

     The two occupants of the pickup also went to the hospital with minor injuries.

     Police do not believe that either driver was impaired or speeding.




     Santa Paula police say during an investigation of a theft from an auto parts store and a motorcycle sale where counterfeit money was used they discovered more than $10,000 worth of counterfeit $100 bills.

     They say all of the counterfeit bills had the same serial numbers.

     They arrested 27-year-old Joey Herrera of Santa Paula for felony forgery and felony theft by false pretenses.

     He was already facing earlier charges regarding firearms violations and other crimes.

     He had been released from jail on bail earlier this month after pleading not guilty to those crimes and denying several special allegations.

     But according to jail records he was arrested again on Friday and as of Saturday night jail records indicated he was in jail with bail set at $85,000.

     He has a bail review hearing set for Tuesday.