Martin lived in this complex
Ventura County – For the past three weeks, Ventura County Sheriffs Department detectives, the Thousand Oaks Police Special Enforcement Unit, and the East Ventura County Major Crimes Bureau has expended considerable resources in an investigation that began following the report of what authorities believe was “a gang-related robbery” on the night of November 15th, 2015.
It was just after 10:00 p.m. on that date when Ventura County Sheriffs received a report from two males who, according to VCSD spokesman Sgt. Dan Hawes, “were walking in their apartment complex” when they were approached by Reyshawn Martin, a 21-year-old from Thousand Oaks, and Dennis Coleman, a 19-year-old resident of Santa Paula. Martin and Coleman were alleged to have gone to considerable attempts to verbally intimidate their two victims, as they “identified themselves as gang members from Ventura,” and accused their victims as being affiliated with a rival gang.
While the confrontation was taking place, video surveillance cameras were recording the altercation which allegedly involved Martin and Coleman shoving one of their victims against a wall and summarily searching him for valuables. By the time Martin and Coleman were done, two cell phones had been stolen from their victims.
It was through the review of the surveillance video record and witness statements that detectives soon identified Martin and Coleman as principal suspects. Ten days later, on November 25th, detectives served a search warrant at Martin’s residence, where “evidence linking him to the crime” was found, although he himself was not. Nine days after that, on December 4th, Martin and Coleman were contacted at their respective residences and taken into custody.
Both men were transported to Ventura County Jail, where they were booked on charges of robbery and street terrorism, with bail set at $100,000 each.