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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Saturday July 24th, 2010 :: 03:38 p.m. PDT


Gang Member Arrested

Gang Member Arrested RB#:10-9268

Location: 3300 Block of Santa Clara Ave, Nyeland Acres

Date: July 23, 2010

Unit Responsible: Gang Unit

Suspect City of Residence Age

Geovanny Gonzales Oxnard 18

Narrative: On Friday, July 23, 2010, the Sheriff’s Gang Unit arrested an 18 year old gang member for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Street Terrorism. The arrest is the result of a three-month investigation into a gang fight in which one subject stabbed, resulting in the loss of a kidney.

On April 18, 2010, deputies responded to a gang fight in the 3300 block of Santa Clara Ave., in the unincorporated area of Nyeland Acres. When they arrived, they found that all of the parties had fled. A short time later, a male victim showed up at Saint John’s Hospital with a single stab wound to his lower back. The victim was examined and it was found that his kidney was lacerated. The victim was taken into emergency surgery and his kidney was removed.

The Sheriff’s Gang Unit took over the investigation and was able to identify several witnesses. Investigators found that the victim was stabbed during a fight between rival gangs involving at least 15 gang members.

On April 19, 2010, gang investigators identified 18 year old Geovanny Gonzales as a possible suspect. Gonzales was on probation for an armed robbery that he committed in 2008. Gang investigators arrested Gonzales that same day for violating the conditions of his probation while continuing their investigation into the stabbing. Gonzales has been in custody without bail since his arrest on April 19.

By July 23, 2010, gang investigators had collected enough evidence to arrest Gonzales for his part in the gang fight. He was arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Street Terrorism. He was booked into the Ventura County Jail. Gonzales remains in custody without bail.

Sheriff’s Gang investigators expect to make more arrests.

Officer Preparing Release: Sgt. Bill Schierman

Follow-up Contact: Sgt. Bill Schierman 805-654-2856

Date of Release: July 24, 2010

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

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Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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