News Story


HWY 101@ Sea Cliff Kidnapping arrest
11/28/2011 8:31:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Kidnapping arrest

Report Number:



San Simeon Ave @ Bard Road, Oxnard

Date & Time:

11-26-2011 @ 05:30PM)

Unit Responsible:

Gang Unit

(S)uspects,                                                               City of Residence                                       Age

Juan Coronado                                                                            Oxnard                                      25


     On 11-17-2011, at about 12:50 PM,  California Highway Patrol officers and Ventura County Sheriff deputies responded to a call of a women running in the center median of Hwy 101 and Sea Cliff in the unincorporated area of Ventura.  When they arrived, they found a female victim in the center median who had been severely beaten and had severe abrasions on her body. 

     Deputies conducted an initial investigation and found that earlier in the day, the victim was at her place of employment in the City of Camarillo.  At about 12:00 PM, the victims ex-boyfriend, Juan Coronado, showed up at her place of work and began an argument.  During the argument, Coronado ordered the victim to get into the passenger's seat of her car.  Coronado took the keys from the victim and began driving her around.  The Victim repeatedly asked Coronado to take her home.  Coronado became enraged and began hitting the victim in the face, head and body as he drove.  Coronado told the victim that he was going to kill her and drove 101 N/B towards Santa Barbara.  When they approached Sea Cliff, the victim jumped out of the moving car and began running S/B in the center median.   The victim suffered numerous bruises to her face, head and body as well as severe abrasions to her body from jumping out of the moving vehicle.  Coronado fled the scene in the victims vehicle. 

     The Sheriff's Gang Unit took over the investigation and found that Coronado was a previously deported criminal alien who had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest.  They also found that Coronado  had ties to a residence in the 4000 block of San Simeon, Oxnard.  On 11-25-2011, gang investigators served a search warrant at the residence and found evidence that Coronado had been living there.   Investigators set up a surveillance of the neighborhood and located Coronado a short time later walking near the intersection of San Simeon Ave. and Bard Rd.  Investigators approached Coronado and ordered him to surrender. Coronado attempted to escape on foot and fought with deputies once he was caught.  Investigators had to deploy a Taser to incapacitate Coronado so he could be handcuffed.  A search of Coronado found that he was in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine. Coronado was treated for minor injuries at VCMC and booked into the Ventura County Jail.   In addition to the warrant, Coronado was booked for carjacking, kidnapping, robbery, possession of methamphetamine and domestic violence.  His is being held without bail.                             

Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Sgt. Bill Schierman

Media Release Date:


Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Bill Schierman

Approved by:

Captain Bill Flannigan