Photo: Maria Robles
Ventura – In the pre-dawn early morning hours of September 7th, City of Ventura Police Department officers were dispatched to a downtown area bus stop location pursuant to a 911 Emergency call from a passerby-witness reporting an apparent stabbing victim.
According to the Ventura Police Department’s Watch Commander report, the victim was “sitting at the bus stop with stab wounds to his torso” when the cops showed up on the scene. The victim, a 64-year-old male was transported to Ventura County Medical Center with non-life-threatening wounds.
At the hospital, the victim reported that he had been approached by a female “whom he usually sees at the park” at approximately 4:40 a.m. that morning. During that personal contact, “a verbal altercation” was instigated by the female “for no apparent reason.” The victim then attempted to leave the scene, whereupon “the woman stabbed him and fled.”
Returning to the scene, officers located a female matching the victim’s description of his assailant and made contact with 53-year-old Ventura transient Maria Robles.
The ensuing investigation indicated her involvement in the violent attack. She was then taken into custody and transported to Ventura County Jail, where she was booked on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon as well as on outstanding warrants for narcotics possession. She remains in custody on a no-bail hold.
Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking