Ventura County – The cozy bedroom community of Nyland Acres, a residential development deep in the heart of Oxnard, is not immune to the threat of sexual predators cruising on its quiet streets.
Evidence of that problem came on the afternoon of September 11th when, according to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Det. Eric Arteaga, “an unknown Hispanic male” was spotted by a resident as he made a specific and concerted effort “to lure a juvenile into his car.”
That resident promptly placed a 911 Emergency call, which brought deputies to the scene. Interviews with the reporting witness indicated that the suspect male had “asked the female juvenile if she wanted to engage in sexual acts in exchange for money.”
The witness further provided a detailed description of the suspect and of his “white four-door sedan” vehicle as he made contact with the victim while she was “walking home from school.”
It was at that point that the victim ran to a nearby house to report the incident, whereupon the 911 Emergency call was made.
Responding deputies conducted an immediate investigation and came up with surveillance video that further identified the suspect’s vehicle and the suspect himself as 25-year-old Oxnard resident Isidro Vargas Vasquez.
The ensuing search for Vasquez led detectives to his residence on September 18th, at which time he was taken into custody. He was transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on a charge of PC 647.6(a)(1) Child Annoying, with his bail set at $5,000.
Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking