Crime

Ventura police arrest multiple violent suspects Thursday morning

Connected suspects, separate incidents

VENTURA, Calif. - Ventura Police officers arrested three violent suspects early Thursday morning in connected but separate incidents in Ventura. 

The first arrest took place just before 4 a.m. on the 1100 block of East Santa Clara Street, when police responded for a report of a man who was hitting parked cars and yelling that he wanted to kill someone.

Police arrived and found Nicholas Goodrich, 24, of Ventura. Police believed that Goodrich was under the influence of a controlled substance.

Police say Goodrich was being cooperative and following instructions until he suddenly charged the officers.

A brief struggle ensued which involved an officer deploying a baton. After about five minutes Goodrich was subdued and taken into custody.

He was medically cleared for injuries suffered during the arrest and was booked into the Ventura County Jail.

Goodrich could face charges for felony resisting arrest and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Later that night at around 5:10 a.m, a patrol officer was leaving the Ventura County Jail when he observed a vehicle being driven the wrong way on Victoria Avenue near Telephone Road.

Before the officer could stop the vehicle, the driver stopped in the middle of the road and got out of the vehicle.

The officer determined the suspect was showing signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance.

The officer attempted to detain the man before he could re-enter the vehicle.

The suspect resisted the officer and after a brief struggle the suspect was tased. 

Police say the taser had no affect and the suspect began to flee on foot. Another officer arrived on scene and they were able to bring the suspect into custody.

The suspect has been identified as Devin Pro, 27, of Ventura.

Pro was medically cleared and then booked into the Ventura County Jail for felony resisting arrest and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

A third arrest was made at around 7:40 a.m. on the 1100 block of East Santa Clara Street.

Police responded to the area after receiving a report of a nude man walking near Lincoln Elementary School.

Officers arrived on scene and contacted the suspect. Police determined that the suspect was showing obvious signs of being under the influence

The suspect was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Ventura County Main Jail.

He has been identified as Kristopher Rodi, 25, of Ventura.

Rodi could face charges for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Police say that all three suspects know each other and had taken an undisclosed hallucinogenic drug. The vehicle Pro was found to be driving belonged to Goodrich.

No officers were injured as a result of any of these arrests. 


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