News Story


Camarillo - Murder Suspect Arrested
11/8/2013 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Warrant Arrest

Report Number:



5300 Blk, Hollyridge, Camarillo

Date & Time:

11-7-2013/2:15 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff investigators

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

City of Residence


Omar Ruiz

Santa Paula



     Ventura County Sheriff's investigators recently received unsubstantiated information that a wanted parolee named Omar Ruiz was staying in the City of Camarillo.  Ruiz has been wanted on a parole violation since 5-28-2013 and was also considered a suspect in a Santa Paula homicide.  


     On 11-7-2013, Investigators went to a residence in the 5300 block of Hollyridge Dr., Camarillo, after receiving information Ruiz may be in the area.  As deputies approached the residence, a single gunshot was fired from inside the garage.  The bullet traveled through an exterior wall and narrowly missed 4 deputies.  A short standoff occurred and ended when Omar Ruiz walked out of the residence and surrendered.  Deputies immediately searched the home and found the only other person inside was a nine month old child.  The child was later turned over to the mother. 


     Ruiz was arrested for the parole warrant and turned over to Santa Paula Police Investigators.  Deputies obtained a search warrant for the home and located an assault rifle, two loaded high capacity magazines and body armor.  Ventura County Sheriff Major Crimes detectives are handling the investigation and anticipate arresting Ruiz for four counts of Attempted Murder on a Police Officer within the next week. 





Prepared by:

Sgt Bill Schierman


Media Release Date:



Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. J. Gleason (805) 384-4727


Approved by:

C. Rothschiller, Captain



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).