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Assault With A Deadly Weapon
updated: Jan 22, 2013, 10:26 AM

Source: Ventura Police Department

Incident: Assault with Deadly Weapon/Criminal Threats Arrest

Location: 300 Blk S. Evergreen

Date/Time Occurred: 1-21-13 1825 hrs

Officer(s) Involved: Patrol Officers

Suspect(s): Kristine Lambert 62 yrs Ventura Resident

Report #: 13-875


On the above date and time, the Ventura Police Command Center received a call that Kristine Lambert had threatened a neighbor. Lambert was armed with a knife and threatened to kill the victim/neighbor. The victim was able to lock them self in their house to avoid injury. Lambert eventually left and went to her nearby home.

Officers responded and attempted to talk to Lambert. Lambert refused to come to the door and would not communicate with the officers. Based on the positive identification of Lambert and the information from the victim, officers were able to obtain a search warrant for Lambert's residence. While the search warrant was being written by officers and eventually signed by a Superior Court Judge, additional officers maintained a watch of Lambert's House to make sure she did not flee.

At about 1230 AM, officers executed the search warrant on the residence to locate Lambert and any evidence of the crimes committed. Lambert had barricaded herself in a rear bathroom. Officer's forced entry into the bathroom, Lambert was armed with a knife when officers were making entry. Officers were able to deploy a taser to subdue Lambert. The use of the taser was effective and officers were able to arrest Lambert without further incident. The knife used in the Assault with a Deadly Weapon was recovered as evidence.

Lambert was transported to VCMC for treatment and observation after the taser activation. She was released with no injuries and booked into the Ventura County Jail for the above charges.

This incident lasted several hours from beginning to completion and required extensive use of patrol resources in an effort to ensure proper investigation and safety to all involved.


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