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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Saturday June 8th, 2019 :: 05:44 p.m. PDT


Ojai Gang Graffiti Arrests

Nature of Incident: Gang Related Graffiti Arrests
Report Number: 19-79798
Location: Ojai, CA
Date & Time: May 14, 2019 11:00 P.M.
Unit(s) Responsible: West County Investigations
Ojai Police Department
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S1) Emmanuel Alva
(S2) Carlos Guevara
Oak View
Oak View
In May of 2019, Detectives from the Ojai Police Department began an investigation regarding graffiti at a local community park.
On May 14, 2019, Patrol Deputies responded to Libbey Park in downtown Ojai, regarding vandalism to park property.  Upon their arrival, they discovered paint from a, “Paint-pen” style marker in several areas.  This paint was consistent with criminal street gang graffiti.  Through an investigation, detectives identified Emmanuel Alva, and Carlos Guevara as suspects in this crime.
On June 7, 2019, Deputies located both suspects and arrested them for the crime.  Both Alva and Guevara were booked into custody at the Ventura County Main Jail for PC 186.22(d), participation in a criminal street gang, and PC 594(b)(2), graffiti. 
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is committed to investigating all gang-related incidents in order to keep neighborhoods free from the fear of criminal street gangs.  This investigation is ongoing and anyone with further information relating to gang activity is encouraged to contact the Ojai Police Department.
Prepared by: Detective James Douglas  
News Release Date: June 7, 2019  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Deputy Jonathan Schnereger
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain James Fryhoff
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