News Story


Attempted Murder Arrest
4/27/2015 1:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Attempted Murder Arrest

Report Number:



Foster Park, 438 Casitas Vista Road, Ventura

Date & Time:

March 25, 2015 at 9:10 p.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ojai Station Patrol, Sheriff's Gang Unit and Sheriff's Major Crimes

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

City of Residence


(S)Edward Quintero Becerra

Oxnard / Ojai




On March 25, 2015, around 9:10 p.m. a couple was driving north on State Route 33 near Casitas Vista Road and Foster Park.  As the couple was driving, they saw a possibly injured female near the edge of the roadway.  The couple turned around to help the female and phoned 911 because they thought a car had hit the female.  The couple learned the female had been stabbed. 


Deputies from the Ojai station were on scene quickly along with Ventura County Fire personnel and American Medical Response ambulance personnel.  The female was treated and transported to the Ventura County Medical Center for serious stab wounds to her face, neck and body.


Deputies quickly learned the female had been stabbed repeatedly by Edward Becerra, the female's former boyfriend.  Deputies learned Becerra fled in the female's truck with their two-year-old child.  Patrol Deputies, Sheriff's Major Crimes Detectives and the Sheriff's Gang Unit began a coordinated effort to locate the child and investigate the attempted murder and possible kidnapping. 


An Amber Alert was issued and the Sheriff's Gang Unit was able to track and locate Becerra at his home in the unincorporated area of Oxnard, near El Rio.  Becerra was arrested without incident and the child was located in Becerra's home unharmed.  Becerra was arrested for attempted murder and booked into Pre-Trial Detention Facility.  Becerra's bail was set at $1,000,000 dollars.  The victim remains in the hospital in stable condition.  Becerra's motive for the attack is still under investigation. 






Prepared by:

Sergeant Ian Laughlin


News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Captain John Reilly


Approved by:

Captain Melissa Smith



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).