Ventura – There is nothing so profound as a mother’s love…but even that has its limits. That was made clear in the pre-dawn hours of Monday, November 2nd in the home of Jorge Zamora, a 30-year-old living with his mother in the City of Ventura, when he allegedly threatened to kill his mother with a Samurai sword.
According to the Ventura Police Department’s Watch Commander report filed that day, it was just after 5:00 a.m. when Zamora’s mother called 911 Emergency and summoned police to her home. When VPD officers arrived at the home, they “were able to safely remove the victim and her other son” from the house, but suspect Zamora was not interested in being contacted by police and “barricaded himself in his bedroom and refused to come out.” At that time, Zamora’s mother indicated that she was aware that “there were in fact Samurai swords in the bedroom” with him.
When officers tried to engage Zamora in a conversation and convince him to reveal himself to them, Zamora explicitly refused. Obviously not interested in creating a protracted situation, officers summarily “entered” and found Zamora in his bedroom, whereupon he became immediately combative and exhibited behaviors consistent with methamphetamine intoxication.
Ultimately, officers used tasers to bring Zamora under control and take him into custody. While Samurai swords were indeed located inside his bedroom, Zamora “did not attempt to use them against the officers,” and was transported to a local area hospital for treatment. Once his medical condition was stabilized and he was cleared for release by hospital staff, Zamora was transported to Ventura County Jail where he was booked on charges of making criminal threats and resisting arrest.
Zamora has been arrested several times before on charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance, the most recent of which was on August 25 of this year. He faced that charge on October 12 of 2104, along with trespassing by driving on private property. He was booked for being under the influence in December 2013 as well, together with petty theft and loitering on private property.