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Violation of Parole Arrest
updated: Mar 04, 2017, 5:51 PM

Source: Ventura Police Department

Incident:  Violation of Parole and Felon in Possession of a Firearm Arrest

Location:   200 Block of N Poli St, Ojai 

Date/Time Occurred: 3/3/17 @ 1637 hours

Officer(s) Involved:  VPD Street Crimes Unit Detectives and Ventura County Sherriff’s Deputies

Suspect(s):  Ivan Reyes, 22 years, Ojai resident                   

Report #:  17-02930

On the above date and time, VPD Street Crimes Unit Detectives received information that a male subject was “live streaming” himself over a social media site while he handled a firearm and ingested narcotics.

The detectives were able to view this site and observed these actions and recognized the subject as Ivan Reyes, a known convicted felon who had been paroled from state prison in the last year.

VPD Street Crimes Unit Detectives coordinated efforts with the Ventura County Sherriff’s Department and responded to the Ojai neighborhood where Reyes lives. After a brief surveillance of his residence Reyes was observed outside holding an object concealed and wrapped in an article of clothing.

Uniformed officers moved in and detained Reyes and discovered the object he was holding was a .357 revolver, similar to the one he was seen handling on his social media site.

Reyes was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Ventura Police Department for questioning. The firearm that was recovered was determined to have been reported stolen from a residential burglary in Ventura that occurred in 2015.

Reyes was later transported to the Ventura County Main Jail where he was booked for a parole violation and a felon in possession of a firearm. The circumstances of how Reyes came to be in possession of the stolen firearm are still under investigation and may lead to additional charges being filed.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this crime please contact the Ventura Police Department Street Crimes Unit at 339-4325.  An anonymous tip can be made by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.  

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