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Nyland Acres / Arrest Warrant granted for Attempted Murder Suspect
4/18/2012 1:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Arrest Warrant granted for Attempted Murder Suspect

Report Number:



3700 Block of Nyeland Avenue, Unincorporated area of Oxnard

Date & Time:


Unit Responsible:

Sheriff's Gang Unit

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses (D)ecedent

City of Residence


Jason Reyes

Donald Reyes









On 3-13-2012, Sheriff's deputies and investigators from the Sheriff's Gang Unit responded to a shooting call in the 3700 block of Nyeland Avenue.  While responding to the call, deputies learned the wounded gunshot victim had been taken to Saint John's Hospital by a private party.  Deputies located a crime scene near the location of the call and determined individual taken to Saint John's was the victim of the shooting call. 


Based on information provided by the victim and witnesses, investigators believe two male suspects entered the unlocked residence of the victim at about 2:40 p.m.  One of suspects was armed with a 9mm handgun.  The suspects demanded $10,000.00 from the victim.  When only able to provide the suspects with $1,000.00, the suspects told the victim they were going to kill him.  During the robbery, the victim's teenage son came home and was held against his will by the suspects.  When the suspects learned the victim's other child was about to be released from elementary school, one of the suspects took the teenage son to the elementary school by car and picked up the second child.        


Meanwhile, the second suspect told the victim he was going to be killed.  The suspect lifted his gun and the victim tried to push the gun away.  A struggle ensued between the two with the suspect firing the gun.  The bullet struck the victim's hand, partially removing one of the victim's fingers.  The suspect attempted to shoot the victim a second time but the gun malfunctioned. Ultimately both suspects fled the scene taking cash and other items from the victim after releasing the two children at the residence. The victim was treated for his injuries and released.  Investigators obtained detailed descriptions of both suspects including their distinctive tattoos. 


On 3-16-2012, gang investigators learned that Hanford Police officers and the Ventura SWAT team had just arrested Jason Reyes at an apartment in the 1300 block of Saratoga Street in Ventura.  Jason Reyes was wanted for two homicides in Northern California and had barricaded himself inside the apartment with his cousin, Donald Reyes.  Sheriff Gang investigators were on scene when Jason was arrested and saw his tattoos matched those of the suspect in the Nyeland Avenue event.  Gang investigators served a search warrant at the apartment where Jason and Donald Reyes were arrested and recovered property taken from the victim.   


On 3-16-2012, investigators obtained enough information to arrest Donald Reyes for attempted murder and robbery.  He was arrested and booked into the Ventura County Jail.  Jason Reyes was arrested by Hanford Police Department on their murder warrant and transported to Kings County Jail.  On 3-20-2012, the District Attorney's Office filed multiple charges against Donald including attempted murder and robbery.  He remains in custody on $1,000,000.00 bail.


On 4-12-2012, gang investigators obtained a $500,000.00 arrest warrant for Jason Reyes listing charges of attempted murder and robbery.  Jason will be extradited to Ventura County once his murder charges are concluded in Northern California.



Deputy Preparing Media Release:  Sgt. Bill Schierman


Media Release Date:  04-14-12


Follow ' up Contact:  Sgt. Bill Schiermann  805 64 3551


Approved by:  Captain Patti Salas