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In the pre-dawn hours of September 26 th , when the Camarillo Police Station Dispatch Center received a 911 call which was immediately cut off, deputies were promptly on their way to the point of the call’s origin, a 7-Eleven store adjacent to the 101 Freeway.
According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Detective Eric Turner, responding uniformed patrol deputies quickly learned from witnesses than “an attempted robbery had occurred” just prior to the call to 911. Witness reports and video surveillance indicated that “a male demanded money” while brandishing a handgun in his waistband and threatening to shoot the store clerk. Moments later, the suspect fled the scene “without taking anything.”
Deputies soon learned that the suspect was residing at a nearby motel, whereupon a search warrant for the motel room “associated with the suspect” was obtained. Deputies made contact with a 17-year-old male juvenile as he was attempting to leave the motel room, discovered he was in possession of a loaded firearm on his person, and took him into custody.
Immediately thereafter, deputies made contact with “two adult females associated with the male juvenile. At that point, 26-year-old Marsela Barboza and 20-year-old Georgina Ramirez-Robledo, both residents of Ventura, were found to be in possession of controlled substances and were taken into custody.
For his part, the 17-year-old juvenile was transported to the Ventura County Juvenile Justice Center, where he was boked on charges of attempted robbery, being a minor in possession of a handgun and ammunition, possession of a loaded firearm in public, and carrying a concealed firearm.
Both women were transported to Ventura County Jail, where they were booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance, being under the influence of a controlled substance, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.