Armed Suspect Arrest near Lake Casitas
updated: Aug 07, 2012, 9:53 AM
Source: Ventura Sheriff's Department
Nature of Incident: Subject with a Gun Near Lake Casitas
Report Number: 12-17499
Location: 3300 block of Casitas Pass Rd.
Date & Time: August 3, 2012 @ 9:50
Unit Responsible: Ojai Valley Area Station
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Moles, David Casitas Springs, CA 48
An armed domestic battery suspect surrendered after a standoff with Sheriff's S.W.A.T. Team and
Tactical Negotiations Unit. The suspect, David Moles, was taken into custody without incident after it
was reported he battered a female victim. Further investigation revealed that he made criminal threats
to the victim.
Sheriff's deputies searched the area along the 3300 block of Casitas Pass Rd. A Sheriff's helicopter
located Moles in an off-road area. Deputies observed Moles holding a handgun. After several hours of
negotiations, Moles surrendered to deputies. He was arrested for felony domestic battery and criminal
threats and later booked into the Sheriff's Pre-Trial Detention Facility. A handgun was recovered at the
location where Moles was taken into custody.
Casitas Pass Rd. was closed in both directions by the California Highway Patrol for the duration of the
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