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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Friday September 10th, 2010 :: 08:54 a.m. PDT

Hells Angels Investigation

RB#: 10-20341

1) 30 Block Fix Way, Ventura
2) 60 Block Fix Way, Ventura
3) 300 Block Day Rd, Ventura
4) 100 Block Arcade, Ventura
5) 400 Block North, Ventura
6) 50 Block East Simpson, Ventura
7) 10000 Block Darling Rd, Ventura
8) 100 Block Sunset Ave, Oak View
9) 100 Block West Prospect, Ventura
10) 300 Block Rodgers St, Ventura
11) 200 Block Larmier Ave, Oak View
12) 200 Block West Center St, Ventura
13) 5600 Block Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria
14) 50 Block East Simpson, Ventura
15) 50 Block East Simpson, Ventura

Date & Time:
8-21-2010 to 9-9-2010

Unit Responsible: Sheriff’s Gang Unit

(S)uspects Charge City of Residence Age
Cody Rutland Resist Arrest / Possession Switch Blade Ventura 22
Martin Kada U.I. Methamphetamine Ventura 37
Nicholas Schneider U.I. Methamphetamine Ventura 24
Jacob Holder Robbery/Street Terrorism Ventura 25
Steven Marcus U.I. Methamphetamine Ventura 27
Edward Perry Felon in Possession of Firearm Carpinteria 48
James Ivans U.I. Methamphetamine Ventura 39
Aaron McIntosh Carjacking/Street Terrorism Ventura 37
Joe Cerezo Robbery/Street Terrorism Ventura 37
Joseph Zeidler U.I. Methamphetamine Ventura 36
Sonya Joshua Possession of Methamphetamine Ventura 29
Devan Edwards U.I. Methamphetamine Ventura 19
Marli Grushkin U.I. Methamphetamine Ventura 21
Lauren Gordon U.I. Methamphetamine Ventura 24

The Sheriff’s Gang Unit conducted a two-week investigation into the Hells Angels criminal street gang that resulted in the search of 15 residences and the arrest of 14 people. Among those arrested were 10 members of the Hells Angels criminal street gang. The investigation stemmed from a report of a carjacking that occurred in late August in the unincorporated area of Ventura.

During the third week of August, the Sheriff’s Gang Unit received information that members of the Hells Angels used the threat of force to steal a motorcycle. On 8-21-2010, Sheriff’s gang investigators were assisting the Santa Barbara Police Department with an event sponsored by the Hells Angels in the City of Santa Barbara. Gang investigators made a routine traffic stop on Hells Angels member Aaron McIntosh and discovered he was riding the motorcycle taken during the carjacking. Investigators arrested McIntosh for robbery and street terrorism and booked him into the Ventura County Jail. Investigators had obtained enough evidence to also arrest Hells Angels member Joe Cerezo. That same night, investigators found Cerezo in front of his house in Oak View and arrested him for robbery and street terrorism. Both McIntosh and Cerezo later bailed out of custody.

On 8-27-2010, members of the Sheriff’s Gang Unit served a search warrant at the Hells Angels clubhouse and another residence, both of which are located on Fix Way, Ventura. During the service of the search warrant, Hells Angels members James Ivans and Joseph Zeidler were arrested for being under the influence of methamphetamine. A friend of Ivans, Sonya Joshua, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and being under the influence of methamphetamine.

On 9-7-2010, the Sheriff’s Gang Unit had a search warrant for 17 members of the Hells Angels and 13 residences. They had obtained enough evidence to arrest Jacob Holder for the carjacking and to submit the case to the District Attorney’s Office. That same day, they located Aaron McIntosh near his home in Ventura. They arrested him for carjacking and booked him into the Ventura County Jail.

On 9-8-2010, gang investigators from throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara counties served search warrants at 13 locations. During the service of the warrants, Hells Angels member Jacob Holder was located at his home in the 50 block of Simpson, Ventura, and was arrested for carjacking.

During the service of the search warrants, Hells Angels gang members Martin Kada, Nicholas Schneider and Steven Marcus were all arrested for being under the influence of methamphetamine. Hells Angels gang member Edward Perry, who is a convicted felon, was found to be in possession of firearms and ammunition and was arrested for felon in possession of a firearm. Hells Angels gang member Cody Rutland refused to let gang investigators search him and had to be forcibly subdued. He was arrested for resisting arrest and possession of a switchblade knife. Three others were also arrested for narcotic related offenses.

On 9-9-2010, the District Attorney’s office filed grand theft auto and street terrorism charges against McIntosh and Holder. Holder remains in custody on $100,000 dollar bail and McIntosh remains in custody on $250,000 bail. All other arrestees have been released from custody on bail or their written promise to appear in court at a later date.

Officer Preparing Release: Sgt Bill Schierman

Follow-up Contact: Sgt Bill Schierman 654-3551

Date of Release: 9-9-2010

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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