Roundup: Ventura stabbing at motel, road rage brandishing ends in arrest, more news

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

Ventura police arrest stabbing suspect

A 26-year-old man was arrested after allegedly stabbing another man in Ventura on Tuesday morning, according to the Ventura Police Department.

The stabbing was reported around 12:18 a.m. at a motel in the 3000 block of Johnson Drive.

The suspect had been involved in an altercation with a 50-year-old man who may have been staying at the motel, according to Cmdr. Sam Arroyo. The altercation ended when the 26-year-old man stabbed the 50-year-old man.

Emergency medical personnel transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury. Police detained the suspect and arrested him on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. He was later booked into county jail.

Road rage brandishing leads to arrest

Camarillo deputies arrested a 35-year-old man Tuesday morning after he was accused of brandishing a firearm during a suspected road rage incident.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office was contacted at 9:24 a.m. about the incident along Highway 101 near the Lewis Road exit.

The victim reported the suspect brandished a firearm while they were driving on the freeway. Deputies responded to the area and made contact with a suspect who matched the description provided by the victim, according to Capt. Jason Hendren.

Deputies later found a firearm inside the center console of the suspect's vehicle. He was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a firearm and multiple other firearm violations, according to arrest records. The suspect was booked into county jail and later released on bond.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

Police investigate shooting in Ventura

Ventura police are investigating the circumstances of a 29-year-old woman who was shot early Tuesday morning.

The shooting was reported at 12:03 a.m. in the 500 block of North Olive Street, according to the Ventura Police Department.

Authorities found the victim suffering a gunshot wound to her stomach. She was transported to a local hospital, where she is in stable condition.

No details about how the shooting occurred were immediately available, according to Cmdr. Sam Arroyo. No arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing.

Chilean burglary suspect sentenced

A suspect in an Oak Park burglary was sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday, according to the Ventura County District Attorney's Office.

The suspect, identified as Franco Antonio Vasquez Soto, 21, of Chile, pleaded guilty to first-degree residential burglary and conspiracy in Ventura County Superior Court. Two other suspects arrested during the incident, a 43-year-old man and a 24-year-old man, also from Chile, have each been charged with the burglary and await further court proceedings.

Soto was part of an alleged South American Theft Group who had been burglarizing the Oak Park home on April 1. Around 6:30 p.m., the homeowner returned to find a vehicle idling outside his home. As he approached the house, two suspects fled the home toward the car.

The homeowner attempted to detain both suspects and successfully subdued one after tackling him. Deputies arrested the suspect who was tackled and later identified and arrested the other two suspects in the theft.

Jeremy Childs is a breaking news and general assignment reporter for the Ventura County Star. He can be reached at 805-437-0208, jeremy.childs@vcstar.com, and on Twitter @Jeremy_Childs.

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