News Story


Nyeland Acres Serial Burglar Arrested
4/20/2015 4:02:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Residential Burglaries Arrest

Report Number:



City of Port Hueneme

Date & Time:

04/18/2015 @ 0900 Hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Gang Unit, Headquarters Detectives, Ventura Police Street Crimes Unit

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty (D)ecedent

City of Residence


 (S) Ivan Ruiz Reyes

Port Hueneme



Over the last several months, members of the Sheriff's Gang Unit and Sheriff's Headquarters Detectives began investigating a series of residential burglaries which occurred in the unincorporated community of Oxnard known as Nyeland Acres.  Since the beginning of the year, there have been at least twelve reported residential burglaries which are believed to be linked to the same suspect(s).  During one of these burglaries, the victim confronted the suspect as he attempted to leave.  A struggled ensued until the suspect retrieved a knife, pointed it toward the victim, and threatened to get a gun and kill the victim.  Fearing for his safety, the victim let the suspect leave.


Recently, with the assistance of the Ventura Police Street Crimes Unit, the Sheriff's Gang Unit was able to identify a suspect, (S) Ivan Ruiz Reyes.  Ivan Ruiz Reyes is a criminal street gang member who has a violent criminal history. 


On 04/18/2015, the Sheriff's Gang Unit contacted and arrested Ivan Ruiz Reyes.  During the arrest, Ivan Ruiz Reyes was observed driving his white four-door Honda Civic which has been linked to several of the residential burglaries.  Property believed to be stolen was located inside his vehicle, at his residence in Port Hueneme, and at his family's residence in Oak View.  Ivan Ruiz Reyes also was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was arrested for drug offenses and transported to the Headquarters Station for further investigation.


Based on the evidence obtained during the lengthy investigation, the Sheriff's Gang Unit developed probable cause to arrest Ivan Ruiz Reyes for multiple counts of felony residential burglary, multiple counts of receiving stolen property, one count of assault with a deadly weapon, and one count of criminal threats.  He was booked at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility with a bail set at $250,000.00.


During the investigation, Detectives also obtained information leading us to believe there are additional suspects still outstanding and possible other residential burglaries which have occurred in other areas.  Detectives are seeking additional witnesses and victims to residential burglaries which have occurred in the last several months.  If anyone has information please contact Detective Foote at 805-654-2856.


Prepared by: 

Detective Jarrod Foote #4423


News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Jarrod Foote #4423 @



Approved by:

Capt. Patti Salas



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).