Series of Robberies Leads to Series of Arrests

Series of Robberies Leads to Series of Arrests
Photo: Cervantes, Andrade and Jacuinde (l-r)

Ventura County – The past two months have been busy for the cops attached to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Headquarters Patrol, the VCSD Ojai Patrol, and the Sheriff’s Gang Unit.

That flurry of law enforcement activity was inspired by the activities of suspects who were themselves busy throughout November and December in the communities of Oak View, Silver Strand Beach, and the cities of Oxnard and Ventura.

According to VCSD spokesman Detective Ernan Jauregui, the action began on November 1, 2019 when a reported vandalism in the Ojai Valley town of Oak View evolved into a full-blown armed robbery investigation into events that preceded the alleged acts of vandalism.

Those responsible for that crime reportedly “focused on committing robberies using firearms, weapons, and often focused on persons less likely to report crimes to law enforcement.”

Just two days later, on November 3, 2019, VCSD’s West County Patrol Station deputies responded to an armed robbery at “The Corner Store” just blocks from the beach in Silver Strand.

The victim of that robbery reported that assailants wielded a baseball bat and made off with more than $2,000 in cash and lottery tickets. The following day, Del’s Pizza in Oxnard was hit by a suspect threatening restaurant workers with “a firearm.”

Video surveillance records at Dell’s Pizza helped detectives identify Oxnard residents Kevin Andrade, Jovany Cervantes, and Danny Jacuinde as suspects in all three robberies.

All three men were contacted over a 24-hour period between November 8th and 9th and taken into custody. While in custody, Andrade and Jacuinde were identified as the perpetrators of the first robbery that took place in Oak View, and were arrested for that crime.

In all, Jacuinde, Andrade, and Cervantes were charged with multiple counts of robbery, conspiracy, street terrorism, vandalism, participation in a criminal street gang, unlawful transfer of firearms, and possession of metal knuckles.

For his part, Cervantes remains in jail with his bail set at $250,000. Andrade and Jacuinde are spending the Holiday season in orange jumpsuits with their bail set at $500,000 each.

Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking.

Series of Robberies Leads to Series of Arrests was last modified: January 2nd, 2020 by admin
Categories: Ventura