Fillmore Juvenile Gang Member Arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

Sheriff’s deputies responded to an assault call on Thursday, November 5th, in the city of Fillmore which led to the arrest of a 15-year-old Fillmore resident for assault with a deadly weapon and participation in a criminal street gang.

On November 5th, at approximately 1:22 p.m., patrol deputies were dispatched to the 400 block of Sespe Avenue in the city of Fillmore for a report of a subject who had been struck in the head with a hammer. Detectives from the Fillmore Police Station and the Sheriff’s Gang Unit also responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. Detectives determined the victim and his girlfriend were walking in the area and saw a male juvenile in the front passenger seat of a vehicle, flashing gang-related hand signs at them as the vehicle passed by. A short time later, the vehicle returned and the juvenile exited the vehicle. An altercation occurred between the victim and juvenile, with the juvenile producing a hammer. The juvenile struck the victim in the head and body multiple times with the hammer and then fled the scene in the vehicle. The victim had moderate injuries and was treated and released from Santa Paula Hospital.

Deputies and detectives identified the juvenile and arrested him late Thursday night when he turned himself in at the Fillmore Police Station. The juvenile was booked at the Ventura County Juvenile Justice Center for PC 245(a)(1) / Assault with a Deadly Weapon and PC 186.22(a) / Participation in a Criminal Street Gang.

Nature of Incident: Gang Member arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Report Number: RB# 20-153961
Location: City of Fillmore
Date & Time: 11/05/20 @ 1:22 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Fillmore Patrol Services, Fillmore Detectives, and Sheriff’s Gang Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence, Age
(S) Juvenile Fillmore 15
Prepared by: Detective Shawn Pewsey #3867
Approved by: Captain Garo Kuredjian

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).