Photo: Cameron Pucik
September 4, 2021 – Ventura County, Ca.
It took authorities four months to assess the circumstances and events alleged to have occurred on a public thoroughfare by a Thousand Oaks couple on the night of April 26, 2021, but the arrest of 26-year-old transient Cameron Pucik was finally made by City of Ventura Police Department detectives on August 25 th.
The alleged incident, according to VPD spokesman Detective Sgt. Rob Yoos, began when the two victims were driving through a Thousand Oaks commercial district at approximately 10:40 p.m.. It became apparent that “they were being followed by a subject later identified as Pucik” who was driving “very aggressively.” As the victims brought their vehicle to a halt at their residence, Pucik alighted from his Chrysler sedan and approached them “in an aggressive manner” at which point the victims got back in their car and attempted to drive away from him.
Pucik hopped back in his car and “chased after the victims,” ramming their vehicle with his car “approximately five times.” During this vehicular violence, the victims called 911 and Ventura County Sheriff’s Department patrol units were summoned to the scene.
Before the arrival of deputies, Pucik drove away and eluded contact with law enforcement. The ensuing investigation established the validity of the victims’ report, and the search for Pucik began. On August 25 th , Pucik was finally located and taken into custody. He was transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on five counts of assault with a deadly weapon. He remains in custody with his bail set at $60,000.
Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking