News Story


Camarillo/ Possession of an Assault Weapon, Narcotic Violations, and Animal Cruelty
8/12/2011 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Possession of an Assault Weapon, Narcotic Violations, and Animal Cruelty.

Report Number:

RB # 11-18160


687 N. Las Posas Road Apt. # 104, Camarillo, Ca.  

Date & Time:

August 11, 2011 @ 1423 Hours

Unit Responsible:

Camarillo Police Department - Special Enforcement Detail

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses (D)ecedent                       City of Residence               Age

(A) Jacob Carl Manuel                                                                     Camarillo, Ca.                     23



On August 11, 2011, the Camarillo Police Department's Special Enforcement Detail conducted a probation search at an apartment located at 687 N. Las Posas Road in the city of Camarillo. The sole resident, Jacob Carl Manuel, is on probation for burglary with search terms. Initially, Manuel could not be located and was not present at the time of the search of his apartment.

Investigators found multiple boxes of ammunition and several firearms, including an AK-47 assault rifle with a large capacity magazine, a Mac-10 with a large capacity magazine, and an unregistered Ruger Mini-14 rifle. A small quantity of heroin and syringes used to inject the drug were also found in the apartment. Additionally, a pit-bull was found locked inside a small dog crate, which was stored inside a closed closet. The dog did not have access to food or water.

As the investigation progressed, it was determined that Manuel may have been alerted to our presence and was hiding in the immediate area. The apartment complex and surrounding neighborhood was searched and Manuel was eventually located in his vehicle a short distance away. Based on the circumstances, Manuel was considered to be an armed suspect and was detained at gunpoint.

Manuel was arrested for unlawful firearm activity, possession of large capacity magazines, possession of a controlled substance, unauthorized possession of a hypodermic needle, and cruelty to an animal. Manuel was booked at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility for the listed charges. Manuel's bail is set at $55,000.

Media Release Prepared by: Sergeant John J. Gleason

Media Release Date: August 12, 2011

Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant John J. Gleason (805) 388-5100

Approved by: Captain Bruce Macedo