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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Monday July 27th, 2009 :: 12:53 p.m. PDT


Ojai Police arrested Matthew Schumacher in connection with a hate-motivated crime that occurred in Oak View.

On July 25, 2009, deputies assigned to the Ojai Police Department arrested 27-year-old Matthew Schumacher in connection with a hate-motivated crime that occurred earlier that morning at the Shell Service Station located at 905 N. Ventura Avenue in Oak View. Schumacher is a documented member of the white supremacist gang “Skin Head Dogs.” Additionally, Schumacher is tattooed with several white supremacist related tattoos, including a tattoo that depicts a derogatory statement toward African Americans on the back of his head. At the time of Schumacher’s arrest, a probation search revealed he was in possession of white supremacist related paraphernalia and weapons.

Based on information obtained during the investigation, an unprovoked Schumacher aggressively approached an African American female and a white male near the Shell station’s gas pumps. Schumacher proceeded to make racial slurs to the interracial couple before battering the male. After knocking the male to the ground, Schumacher fled the area.

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

Detective Steve Michale
Ojai Detectives

905 Ventura Ave
Oak View, CA 93022

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