Camarillo/ Four arrested during an investigation into an assault with a deadly weapon and stolen vehicle
12/12/2011 12:50:00 PM
Nature of Incident:
Four arrested during an investigation into an assault with a deadly weapon and stolen vehicle
11-28060 and 11-28081
Motel 6 - 3075 Johnson Drive, Ventura, Ca.
Date & Time:
December 10, 2011/ 12:15 P.M.
Camarillo Police Department - Special Enforcement Detail
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses (D)ecedent
City of Residence
S-1 Juan Amaro Dominguez
S-2 Christine Marie Saenz
S-3 Frank Valdes Gomez
S-4 Randy Andrew Martinez
V-1 Charles Santizo
On December 10, 2011, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Camarillo patrol deputies responded to the 300 block of Paseo Camarillo, in the city of Camarillo, to a call of a physical altercation involving a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, deputies located an adult male victim suffering from a serious head wound. The initial investigation revealed the victim was involved in a fist-fight with a family member and another subject identified as local gang member Juan Dominguez. During the fight, Dominguez, who is on parole, used a beer bottle to strike the victim on top of the head, causing a deep lasceration. Immediately following the altercation, Dominguez and a female suspect identified as Christine Saenz took the victim's vehicle without permission and fled the area.
Later that morning, investigators assigned to the Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail continued the investigation. A lengthy search of various locations throughout Fillmore, Santa Paula, and Ventura resulted in the eventual discovery of the victim's stolen vehicle in the parking lot of Motel 6, located at 3075 Johnson Drive in the city of Ventura. Investigators conducted surveillance in the area and soon determined which motel room the suspects were staying in.
Christine Saenz eventually walked out of the room and attempted to leave in the stolen vehicle, however she was immediately detained and arrested for the unlawful taking of a vehicle. Investigators turned their attention to the room and located Juan Dominguez and a subject identified as Randy Martinez. Dominguez was arrested for committing an assualt with a deadly weapon - causing great bodily injury, unlawful taking of a vehicle, street terrorism, and violation of parole. Martinez was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and being in possession of drug paraphernalia.
Meanwhile, investigators also encountered gang member Frank Gomez in the immediate area. During a subsequent search of Gomez, he was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun and methamphetamine. Gomez proceeded to physically resist during the arrest process until he was subdued and taken into custody with the assistance of a Ventura County Sheriff's K9. Gomez was arrested for resisting arrest, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of a loaded firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, and street terrorism.
Juan Dominguez, Christine Saenz, Frank Gomez, and Randy Martinez were all booked at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility for the listed charges.
Deputy Preparing Media Release:
Sergeant John J. Gleason
Media Release Date:
December 12, 2011
Senior Deputy Matt Young (805) 388-5117
Captain Ron Nelson