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Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Suspects in Ojai Valley Robbery
6/29/2011 8:05:00 PM


Nature of Incident: Robbery

Location: Ojai Valley

Date: June 25, 2011

Unit Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff's Office Ojai Substation Detectives and Patrol Units.

Arrestees: City of Residence: Age:
Rosalba Hernandez Oak View 24
Ismael Lopez Oak View 28


On 06/25/2011 at about 2100 hours a robbery occurred in the Ojai Valley. Two suspects at a local liquor store met the victim and eventually gave the victim a ride. They drove east on Hwy 150 towards Santa Paula. At some point on Hwy.150, the suspects pulled the vehicle over and the female asked the victim for his wallet. The victim refused to give the female suspect his wallet. The female suspect then pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the victim. She told him again to give her his wallet and money. The victim then gave the female his wallet. The female suspect then told the victim to get out of the vehicle. Once he was out of the vehicle, the suspects drove away east on Hwy 150 towards Santa Paula. A Good Samaritan gave the victim a ride back to Ojai where he reported the crime.

Through the investigation, both suspects were identified. On 06/26/2011, the female suspect was stopped in front of her residence by deputies and arrested for the robbery and being under the influence. On the morning of 06/27/2011, detectives and deputies searched the female suspect's residence and found the male suspect who was driving the vehicle during the robbery. He was then arrested. Both suspects were booked into the Ventura County Sheriff's Main Jail without incident.

Officer Preparing Release: Det. Mark Burgess
Follow-up Contact: Det. Mark Burgess / Det. Steve Michalec (805) 646-1414
Date of Release: June 29, 2011
Approved By: Captain Chris Dunn

Ventura County Sheriff's Department
800 N Victoria Ave
San Buenaventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511