Santa Barbara Couple Arrested in Ojai Car Jacking

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Source: Ventura County Sheriff's Office

Nature of Incident: ALPR Hit Leads to Arrest of Ojai Carjacking Suspects
Report Number: 21-11291 & 21-11332
Location: 1127 Maricopa Highway, Ojai
Date & Time: 1/25/2021 @ 8:52 pm
Unit(s) Responsible: Ojai Police Station/ Sheriff’s Headquarters Station

Suspects:
Jackson, Jeffrey      25      Santa Barbara, Ca
Diessner, Alissa      33      Santa Barbara, Ca
 
         

Narrative:  
On 1/25/2021, at 8:52 pm, Deputies assigned to the city of Ojai responded to a call of a carjacking that had just occurred in the Vons Shopping center at 1127 Maricopa Highway. Deputies arrived within minutes and contacted the victim who reported that two suspects had stolen his car. One of the suspects battered the victim and forcibly removed the car keys from his person. The suspects got in the victim’s car and fled from the area before deputies arrived. The victim did not sustain any significant injuries from being battered.
 
The vehicle information was quickly entered into the stolen vehicle system. At 12:13 am, the Sheriff’s Department’s Advanced Real-Time Information Center (ARTIC) received an alert from Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) devices in the Oxnard area. This technology assisted deputies in locating the stolen vehicle as it traveled into the city of Ventura.
 
Deputies conducted a high risk stop in the area of Olivas Park Drive and Victoria Avenue in the city of Ventura and took both suspects into custody. They were identified as Jeffrey Jackson and Alissa Diessner. Jackson and Diessner were arrested and later booked at the Ventura County Main Jail for various violations related to the carjacking incident. Jackson was also arrested for an unrelated domestic violence incident. His bail is set at $230,000 and he is scheduled to appear in court on 1/28/2021 at 1:30pm. Diessner was also arrested for various drug related charges. Her bail is set at $20,000 and she is scheduled to appear in court on 1/28/2021, at 1:30 pm.

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yacht rocked Jan 27, 2021 12:24 PM
Santa Barbara Couple Arrested in Ojai Car Jacking

I love that they were caught with the assistance of automated license plate reader technology. You can complain about big brother in the abstract, but here's a real life use case where authorized use of the technology worked as intended.

ZeroHawk Jan 28, 2021 09:01 AM
Santa Barbara Couple Arrested in Ojai Car Jacking

how does that equate to not like living in the USA? lol...that comment doesn't even make sense. there is crime where there is poverty and oppression. there are both here in SB and there are both, pretty much all over the globe. some people tend to do stupid things for reasons unknown. it's good they were caught and they are young enough to be rehab'd.

justsomechik Jan 27, 2021 03:22 PM
Santa Barbara Couple Arrested in Ojai Car Jacking

If they had the “right” last name or came from $ you’d never even hear about the situation let alone see their pics
And they might appreciate living in the USA, you don’t know. You don’t know anything about what brought them to where they are.

ZeroHawk Jan 28, 2021 09:03 AM
Santa Barbara Couple Arrested in Ojai Car Jacking

justsomechik, exactly. i agree. until you have walked in someone else's shoes, you have no right to judge them as a human. there could be very disturbing and sad reasons that those two are the way they are, or there could not be any reason. we all do our best as humans and at times we can slip under the line of decency.

SBSand Jan 28, 2021 09:07 AM
Santa Barbara Couple Arrested in Ojai Car Jacking

It doesn't matter what brought them to this place, they battered an innocent person and stole their property. DISGUSTING, regardless of what excuses they have for justifying it. People from good homes choose drugs and criminal activities that support that, people from bad homes of addicts don't always choose drugs, some work extra hard to be a success because they weren't raised to be one. No sympathy for people that harm and steal from others to meet their own selfish desires. It's NEVER justified, addiction, childhood abuse, whatever their story.

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