Criminal Threats and Possession of Arsenal Earns Arrest
Photo: Ryan Tallent
August 6, 2020 – Ventura County, Ca.
Repeated reports of the same individual verbally threatening harm to someone is enough to
bring law enforcement attention to the matter and to result in lots of paperwork documenting
witness statements, fact circumstances, and warnings given to the offending party.
But when the person allegedly making those verbal threats is repeatedly accused of this
behavior and is then determined to be in possession of enough firepower to defend a small
country, cops begin to take such matters very seriously.
According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Det. Song, the VCSD Camarillo
Special Enforcement Detail began investigating the actions of 24-year-old Camarillo resident
Ryan Tallent in July 8, 2020 when a report of criminal threats identified Tallent as “unstable due to possible substance abuse,” and as someone who “had the means to carry out the threats.”
The usual paperwork followed.
But just six days later, on July 14, 2020, Tallent was once again alleged to have “made criminal
threats to another victim, threatening to end their life by shooting.” Special Enforcement Detail detectives made contact with Tallent at that time and “discovered he had numerous firearms registered to him.”
The appropriate paperwork was generated and filed. The ensuing investigation generated a search warrant which was served on Tallent and his residence on July 25th , where the cops discovered “a total of 6 firearms and over 5,000 rounds of ammunition.” Tallent was taken into custody and transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on multiple counts of PC-422 Criminal Threats, with his bail set at $20,000.
Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking