Roundup: Barricaded man arrested after standoff, jail visit ban extended, more news

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Here's a roundup of recent incidents and announcements from Ventura County agencies:

Tear gas ends barricade

OXNARD – A 27-year-old Oxnard man wanted for multiple warrants engaged in an hours-long standoff with police on Tuesday evening, according to the Oxnard Police Department.

Officers first saw the man around 4:45 p.m. in the 800 block of Trinidad Way in the city's Blackstock South neighborhood, located generally east of Saviers Road and north of Bard Road.

The subject had multiple felony arrest warrants for charges including robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and dissuading a witness by force. When police approached the man, he reportedly ran into his residence, locked and barr the doors and refused to come out.

Oxnard police engaged with the suspect for several hours, calling in the department's SWAT team and a K-9 police dog. After multiple announcements and attempted negotiations, police deployed tear gas inside the home. At around 9:15 p.m., the suspect tried to squeeze out of an attic vent, authorities said, but was met by officers and detained without further incident.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest and for the outstanding warrants. After getting medical clearance at a hospital, he was booked into the county jail, where was not eligible for release, jail records showed.

Leo, an Oxnard police dog, was among units deployed to an hours-long barricade on Trinidad Way Tuesday night.
Leo, an Oxnard police dog, was among units deployed to an hours-long barricade on Trinidad Way Tuesday night.

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Ban on jail visits extended

VENTURA COUNTY – The suspension of in-person visits at the county's Todd Road Jail was extended until Dec. 30 due to an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office reported.

The visitation ban at the facility outside Santa Paula was originally set to end Thursday if the outlook improved. Instead, it was extended another week after more inmates contracted the virus.

According to Capt. Todd Inglis, 32 more inmates tested positive on Monday. Tests done the week prior found 47 inmates who tested positive for COVID-19. The facility can house nearly 800 inmates.

Inglis said testing of all inmates will continue on a weekly basis. Inmates who display symptoms will be tested as needed. All cases have been mild and none have required hospitalization, officials said.

Inmate visits can still be conducted via video chat on the Ventura County Sheriff's Office website at venturasheriff.org. Professional, no-contact visits from attorneys will continue as before.

Courtyard stabbing arrest

OXNARD – Police arrested a 22-year-old man suspected of stabbing another man in an apartment courtyard late Tuesday morning.

The stabbing was reported around 11:47 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 1400 block of Azalea Street. The complex is located in the Sierra Linda neighborhood in the northwest part of the city.

First responders found the victim with a stab wound to his arm, according to the Oxnard Police Department. He was transported to a hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening, officials said, and was said to be in stable condition.

Officers found the suspect in the backyard during a brief search. He was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and violating parole. He was booked into the county jail and was not eligible for release, jail records show.

Jeremy Childs is a breaking news and public safety reporter covering the night shift for the Ventura County Star. He can be reached by calling 805-437-0208 or emailing jeremy.childs@vcstar.com. You can also find him on Twitter @Jeremy_Childs.

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