News Story


Santa Rosa Valley - Suspect arrested inside victim's home during daytime burglary
5/30/2012 7:45:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Burglary, Resisting a Peace Officer and Trespassing Arrest

Report Number:



2600 block Marvella Court,   Santa Rosa Valley, CA

Date & Time:

May 25, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Unit Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's (Moorpark)

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

City of Residence


S-   Lee, Jae

New York



On May 25th, at about 2:25 PM, enraged suspect Jae Lee entered the victim's home and demanded the residents leave.  The victims barricaded themselves inside a room in the residence while Lee ransacked the home. 


Deputies responded to the scene and confronted Lee inside the victims' home.  The officers made repeated demands for Lee to surrender, but he refused to comply with the commands to surrender.  Lee struggled with deputies and armed himself with a heavy glass vase, raising it in a threatening manner toward one of the deputies as if he was going to throw it at the deputy.  The deputy used a Taser on Lee but Lee was able to remove the probes rendering the Taser ineffective.  The deputy then used pepper spray on Lee to gain his compliance. 


The combined use of the less lethal force assisted the deputies in being able to safely take Lee into custody.  No deputies were injured during the incident.  Lee only experienced small puncture wounds at the site of the Taser probe impacts, and he suffered from the side effects of the pepper spray.


Lee was arrested and booked in the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility for burglary, resisting arrest and trespassing, after treatment at the Ventura County Medical Center for an unrelated medical issue.


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Senior Deputy Bob Berger

Media Release Date:

May 29, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Kevin Lynch  (805) 532-2714

Approved by:

Captain Ron Nelson