News Story


Fillmore - Deputy Struck by Vehicle During Assault by Intoxicated Driver
7/5/2014 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Hit and Run / Driving under the influence of alcohol.


Report Number:



600 Block of Manzanita Drive Fillmore, CA


Date & Time:

July 4, 2014 @   8:02 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Fillmore Police Department

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

City of Residence


(S) Ruben Cendejas Estrada





The Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Fillmore Police Department, arrested Ruben Estrada for two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, hit and run, and driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.


On July 4, 2014, deputies from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office responded to a disturbance in the 600 Block of Manzanita Drive in Fillmore.  Two separate callers reported a male driving a red truck up and down the street challenging people to fight.  Prior to deputies arriving on scene, the male driver, later identified as Ruben Estrada, got out of his truck and became involved in a physical fight at the location.  Deputies arrived on scene and attempted to detain Estrada as he got into his truck.  While a deputy attempted to remove Estrada from his truck, Estrada shifted the truck into drive and accelerated forward.  The truck pushed the deputy up against a patrol car and onto the hood of the patrol car.  Responding deputies began to pursue Estrada as he drove away from the area.  Estrada then directed his truck towards a responding patrol unit nearly missing it.  Estrada collided with a vehicle as he fled the area.  Estrada stopped his vehicle in a nearby alley and fled on foot through backyards and was later located at his residence where he was arrested without incident.


The deputy pushed onto the hood of the patrol car was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center where he was treated for minor injuries and released.



Prepared by:

Sgt. J. Hendren


Media Release Date:



Follow-Up Contact:

Detective J. Fox   805-524-2233


Approved by:

Captain Dave Wareham. 



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).