Photo: Miguel Angel Rodriguez Leon
April 12 2020 – Ventura County – Residents of Thousand Oaks may be sleeping better knowing that three young members of a local criminal street gang, suspected of a series of forcible street robberies, are now in custody.
According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Greg Gibson, detectives attached to the Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) were called into action on March 2, 2020 when a uniformed Thousand Oaks Police Department sergeant on routine patrol witnessed “a fight in progress” on a city sidewalk.
The immediately ensuing investigation lead to the arrest of 21-year-old Los Angeles resident Miguel Angel Rodriguez Leon based on evidence that Leon has “conspired with multiple suspects” to forcibly rob an innocent citizen. At the time, Rodriguez Leon was transported to Ventura County Jail and booked on a charge of robbery.
At that point, the SEU detectives began the hunt for Rodriguez Leon’s cohorts. Nine days later, the cops had identified 22-year-old Thousand Oaks residents Erick Ramirez and Bryan Pahua, both of whom are familiar to law enforcement as “documented gang members.” Ramirez was quickly located, and on March 11th he was taken into custody, arrested, and booked on charges of Robbery and Street Terrorism with his bail set at $115,000.
It was a full month later, on April 10, 2020, when detectives caught up with Pahua and arrested him. On active parole at the time of his arrest, Pahua was charged with Robbery and Criminal Street Gang Activity, all of which earned him a trip to Ventura County Jail where he remains on a no-bail hold.
Photos: Courtesy Ventura County Jail booking