Battery With Injury
updated: Feb 26, 2013, 9:38 AM
Source: Ventura Police Department
Incident: Battery with Injury
Location: Kalorama St. and Front St.
Date/Time Occurred: 02/25/13 @ 1601 hrs
Officer(s) Involved: VPD Patrol
Victim(s): Gregory Sjostrom, 60 yrs, Ventura Resident
Suspect(s): Unknown Vagrant, WM, 45 yrs with a beard, wearing a blue down jacket
Report #: 13-2299
On the above date and time, the Ventura Police Command Center received a call of an injured
subject from a battery at the corner of Kalorama St. and E. Front St. Officers, along with
Ventura City Fire and AMR personnel, responded to the call and found Sjostrom suffering from
moderate head and facial injuries. He was transported to VCMC for treatment of his injuries.
The suspect fled prior to officers arriving on scene.
During the investigation, officers learned that Sjostrom and a friend were taking landscape
photographs in area, when the suspect began yelling and challenging them both to a fight.
The suspect also started throwing rocks in their direction, but did not hit them. In an attempt to
avoid any further confrontation with the suspect, Sjostrom and the friend began walking away
from the area, but the suspect physically attacked Sjostrom from behind and started hitting him
in the head.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this incident
is urged to call the Ventura Police Department at 339-4441
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