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Hollywood Beach - Granada Hills Man Arrested for Felony Battery
1/22/2018 4:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Arrest in Hollywood Beach Battery

Report Number:



3700 Block of Sunset Lane, Unincorporated Oxnard (Hollywood Beach)

Date & Time:

January 14, 2018 @ 7:00 a.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Bureau; Sheriff's Gang Unit

Headquarters Patrol Deputies; Headquarters Detectives; Major Crimes

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age

(V) Alan Pancratz    Hollywood Beach, Oxnard     53

(S) Mitchell Hahn   Granada Hills    33


Mitchell Hahn was arrested today in Granada Hills following a battery investigation wherein Hahn

was identified as the suspect. The victim, Alan Pancratz, suffered significant injuries requiring

hospitalization resulting from the battery.

On January 14, 2018, Headquarters patrol deputies responded to a reported battery in the 3700

block of Sunset Lane in the unincorporated beach community of Oxnard known as Hollywood

Beach. Upon arrival, Sheriff's deputies discovered Alan Pancratz had been battered by an

unknown male suspect. Following the crime, the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle.

Pancratz sought medical treatment at Community Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained on the

day of the incident. Due to the severity of these injuries, he was later transferred to the Intensive

Care Unit at Ventura County Medical Center for a more advanced level of trauma care.

The investigation determined the incident started over allegations that Hahn had been speeding

in a residential area; within close proximity of children riding skateboards. Due to the quick

thinking and diligent actions of local residents who witnessed the crime; including a video

recording which captured the incident, investigators obtained evidence which identified Hahn as

the suspect who committed the battery against Pancratz.

During the early morning hours of January 22, 2018, Hahn was arrested by Sheriff's investigators

near his residence. Following Hahn's arrest, investigators served a search warrant at Hahn's

residence in the 17000 block of Los Alimos St. in Granada Hills. During the service of the search

warrant, additional items of evidence were located further connecting Hahn to the crime. Hahn

was booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Ventura for Penal Code section 243(d) -

causing great bodily injury

in Ventura County Superior Court for arraignment on January 24, 2018.

Battery. Hahn's bail is currently set at $70,000 and he is scheduled to appear

Prepared by:

Sergeant Dean Worthy / Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau

Media Release Date:

January 22, 2018

Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Dean Worthy; 805-384-4730;

Approved by:

Captain Jeff Miller / Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau