News Story

 

Gang Related Battery and Brandishing of Firearm
8/28/2015 3:25:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Gang Related Battery and Brandishing of Firearm

Report Number:

152023788

Location:

800 Block of Warwick Ave, Thousand Oaks, Ca.

Date & Time:

08/22/2015 @ 12:25 PM

Unit Responsible:

City of Thousand Oaks Police Special Enforcement Unit

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

City of Residence

Age

(V) Simental, Omar

(S) Corrales, Cesar

(S) Navarro, Luis

(S) Male, Juvenile

 

Newbury Park

Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks

 

24

20

18

15

 

Narrative:

 

On August 22, 2015, at about 12:25 PM, a 24 year-old male named Omar Simental and a male juvenile companion were standing outside of a multi-family apartment complex in the 800 block of Warwick Avenue in Thousand Oaks. They were confronted by a group of male suspects. A fight ensued and both victims were battered. Omar Simenthal and a male juvenile associate were injured but did not need medical treatment. Simenthal, and the suspects involved in the incident are gang members. 

 

During the confrontation, a suspect, later identified as Cesar Corrales displayed a handgun in a threatening manner. 

 

On August 24, 2015, at about 8:00 PM, members of the Thousand Oaks Police Special Enforcement Unit arrested Cesar Corrales and a male juvenile for their involvement in the battery and brandishing of the firearm. 

 

On August 28, 2015, at approximately 10:00 AM, detectives with the Special Enforcement Unit arrested Luis Navarro for his involvement in the battery and brandishing investigation.     

 

Suspect Corrales was arrested for 245(a)(1) PC. ' Assault with a Deadly Weapon, 415(1) PC ' Disturbing the Peace by Fighting, 417(a)(2) PC ' Drawing or Exhibiting a Firearm, and 186.22(a) PC ' Gang Step Act (Street Terrorism).  Corrales was booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility with a $100,000 bail; he is scheduled to appear in Superior Court on August 28, 2015. 

 

Navarro was arrested for 245(a)(1) PC. ' Assault with a Deadly Weapon, 415(1) PC ' Disturbing the Peace by Fighting, and 186.22(a) PC ' Gang Step Act (Street Terrorism).   Navarro was booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility with a $100,000 bail; he is scheduled to appear in Superior Court on September 1, 2015.

 

The male juvenile was arrested for 245(a)(1) PC. ' Assault with a Deadly Weapon, 415(1) PC ' Disturbing the Peace by Fighting, 242 PC ' Battery, and 186.22(a) PC ' Gang Step Act (Street Terrorism).  The juvenile was lodged into the Juvenile Justice Facility and is pending trial. 

 

 

Prepared by:

Sergeant Dan Hawes

 

Media Release Date:

August 28, 2015

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Dillan Alvarez

dillan.alvarez@ventura.org

(805) 797-7142

 

 

Approved by:

Captain Mike Hartmann

 







 

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).

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