News Story


Ojai Deputies Arrest Subject Armed with a Knife
11/29/2012 1:20:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Warrant subject armed with a knife

Report Number:



500 block Ventura Street, Ojai, CA

Date & Time:

12/28/2012 @ 4:00 PM

Unit Responsible:

Ojai Valley Station Patrol

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

City of Residence





(S) Jesus Rodriguez









On 12/28/12, deputies from the Ojai Police Station were looking for a known subject, Jesus Rodriguez, with an active felony warrant.  Deputies spotted the subject in the area of Grand Avenue and attempted to take Rodriguez into custody.  Rodriguez was able to elude capture and ran to the area of Ventura Street, where he climbed onto the roof of a residence in the 500 block of Ventura Street.


Deputies began speaking with Rodriguez in an attempt to get him to surrender.  Rodriguez brandished a knife and began making threats towards deputies.


After several hours of continued dialogue between Rodriguez and deputies, Rodriguez began to injure himself with the knife.  Deputies deployed less-lethal rounds and were able to take Rodriguez into custody.


Rodriguez was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center for treatment of his injuries and later booked into the Ventura County Jail.


Rodriguez was arrested for the warrant for VC 10851 ' Possession of Stolen Vehicle and fresh charges of PC 148(a)(1) ' Resisting a peace officer, PC 69 ' Threatening an executive officer, PC 21310 ' Possession of a dirk/dagger.



Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Detective Michael Harris

Media Release Date:


Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Michael Harris (805) 947-8083

Approved by:

Sergeant Frank Underlin


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). ###