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Assault with a Deadly Weapon
updated: Dec 05, 2012, 12:35 PM

Source: Ventura Police Department

Incident: Assault with a Deadly Weapon Arrests

Location: Petit and Halifax

Date/Time Occurred: 12/04/12 @ 1735 hrs

Officer(s) Involved: VPD Patrol, Ventura City Fire, AMR

Victim(s): (V1) Michael Turner 18 yrs, Ventura Resident

(V2) Ryan Langley 19 yrs, Ventura Resident

Suspect(s): (S1) Male Juvenile, 17 yrs, Ventura Resident

(S2) Male Juvenile, 15 yrs, Ventura Resident


On the above date and time, the Ventura Police Command Center received several calls of a large fight in the area of Petit and Halifax. As Ventura Police Patrol officers were responding to the area, additional calls to the command center advised there was a stabbing victim in front of one of the stores in the area of Telephone and Petit. Officers, along with Ventura City Fire and AMR personnel, responded to the call and found (V1) Turner in front of a store, suffering from several non-life threatening stab wounds to his torso. He was transported to VCMC for treatment of his injuries. The suspects fled prior to officers arriving on scene but were located a short distance away by responding officers and positively identified.

During the investigation, officers learned that (V1) Turner and (V2) Langley got into a verbal argument with the two juvenile suspects, who they are acquainted with. The argument escalated, and (S1) the 17-year-old male juvenile stabbed (V1) Turner, several times with a knife and (S2) the 15-year-old male juvenile hit (V2) Langley, in the head with a skateboard during the altercation. (V2) Langley was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The two male juvenile suspects were uninjured during this incident and booked into Ventura County Juvenile Hall for Assault with a deadly weapon

The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this crime is urged to call the Ventura Police Department at 339-4343.

The complete press release, including suspect description, can be viewed online at www.venturapd.org

If you have any information about this crime, you can make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

If your information leads to an arrest, you could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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