News Story

 

Resisting Arrest Causing Injuries to Deputies
11/29/2017 11:00:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

Resisting Arrest Causing Injuries to Deputies

Report Number:

17-182457

Location:

2600 Block of Eucalyptus Street, Nyeland Acres

Date & Time:

November 28, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Headquarters Patrol, Headquarters Investigations

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

City of Residence

 

Eduardo Garcia

Nyeland Acres

 

Narrative:

 

On November 28, 2017 Sheriff's deputies from our Headquarters Patrol Station received a call to a residence in the 2600 block of Eucalyptus Street in the unincorporated community of Nyeland Acres regarding possible narcotic activity.  Deputies contacted the subject of the call, Eduardo Garcia, who is currently on parole for felony battery of a peace officer.  Deputies had information of Garcia's past violence and additional resources responded to assist.  During the initial contact, Garcia was acting paranoid and deputies believed he appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance. 

 

Deputies attempted to peacefully arrest Garcia inside his residence.  During the initial contact, he resisted the deputies and assaulted them.  During this struggle, Garcia was able to forcefully take a Taser from a deputy and attempted to shoot the deputy with the Taser.  Garcia discharged the Taser, missed the deputy, and shot the Taser darts toward an uninvolved family member. 

 

Garcia was handcuffed and arrested with the help of other deputies.  Garcia was transported to a local hospital to be evaluated for his drug use and minor injuries he sustained during the struggle. Garcia was booked at the Ventura County Main Jail on resisting an executive officer by means of force, battery on a peace officer causing injury, taking a weapon from a peace officer, and attempted assault with a deadly weapon.  Detectives contacted agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and notified them of the crimes.    

 

As a result of the struggle, two deputies were injured and treated at a local hospital for moderate injuries. 

 

Detectives from the Headquarters Patrol Station responded to the crime scene for the investigation.  Anyone who witnessed the event or have had previous encounters with Eduardo Garcia are encouraged to contact detectives. 

 

 

Prepared by:

Sergeant Mike Harris

 

News Release Date:

11/29/17

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Eric Arteaga

eric.arteaga@ventura.org

805-662-6770

 

 

Approved by:

Captain Todd Inglis