News Story


Camarillo - Barricaded Suspect
2/19/2013 10:30:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Barricaded Subject

Report Number:



100 Block of Gardenia Ave, Camarillo, CA

Date & Time:

02/15/2013 @ 5:00 PM

Unit Responsible:

Community Resource Unit

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

City of Residence


John Patrick Hail






On 02/15/2013, at approximately 5:00 PM, Camarillo deputies responded to a disturbance call, in the 100 block of Gardenia Ave. Deputies made contact with a 46 year old male subject at the residence, identified as John Patrick Hail. As deputies were talking to Hail from a distance, he became uncooperative, retreated back into the residence, and refused to open the door. Deputies also learned that a female subject was inside the house as well. Deputies tried to re-contact Hail without success, and secured the scene.


In the past, deputies have responded to numerous disturbance calls at the residence, including once earlier in the day. They were aware that Hail had been acting irrationally and that he was also wanted on a misdemeanor narcotics warrant.


The Ventura County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team and Tactical Negotiations Unit responded to the scene. The Tactical Negotiations Unit made contact with Hail and was able to determine that the female subject inside the residence was his mother. After several hours of negotiating, deputies determined that there did not appear to be any threat towards the mother.  Instead of forcing a confrontation, deputies removed themselves from the situation and cleared the area.


At approximately 4:54 AM this morning, deputies assigned to watch the residence observed Hail walk out, get into a vehicle and drive off. Hail initially failed to yield to lights and sirens and led deputies on a low speed pursuit to the City of Oxnard. He eventually yielded at Rose Avenue and Gonzalez Road, where he was taken into custody without further incident. He was booked at the main jail for the warrant and misdemeanor evading. Hail's mother was unharmed.


The Ventura County Sheriff's Office used the VC Alert system at the beginning and conclusion of this incident, to provide information to residents in the area.


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Sergeant John Franchi

Media Release Date:


Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant John Franchi / 805-947-9363

Approved by:

Captain J. Hernandez