News Story


Moorpark - Two Men Battered with a Wrench During Assault
5/9/2012 7:10:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Assault With a Deadly Weapon

Report Number:



500 Block of Spring Rd, Moorpark, CA

Date & Time:

May 8, 2012 / 11:16 AM

Unit Responsible:

Moorpark Investigations

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

City of Residence


(S) Manuel Ceja

(S) Ignacio Sanchez

(S) Samuel Rios








On May 8, 2012, at about 1116 hours, Moorpark patrol deputies responded to the 500 block of Spring Road for a report of multiple subjects fighting. Upon arrival, they discovered five subjects had been involved in a fight over a noise complaint. According to the victims' statements, Manuel Ceja and Samuel Rios ultimately held the two victims on the ground, during the fight, while Ignacio Sanchez hit the victims with a wrench.  The victims' injuries were consistent with their statements. The two victims were transported to a local hospital, treated and released. One of the victims required sutures to his head.


Ceja, Sanchez and Rios were arrested and booked for assault with a deadly weapon. They are all currently in custody at the Ventura County Jail with a bail of $20,000.


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Sgt. Victor Fazio

Media Release Date:

May 8, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Detective McCollum (805) 532 2700

Approved by:

Captain Ron Nelson


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).