Ojai Assault with a Deadly Weapon Arrest

On 9/29/2023, at approximately 2014 hours, Ojai Police Department patrol deputies responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call that occurred on the 200 block of Boardman Road in the City of Ojai. Deputies arrived on scene and located two male victims, who are father and son. Both victims were struck by a white truck, which was fleeing the scene after the occupants of the truck threw eggs at the victim’s residence and the victim’s vehicle. One of the victims had minor injuries and was evaluated at the scene but refused medical attention. The other victim did not sustain any injuries. As the truck fled the scene it collided with another vehicle that was being used in an attempt to block the truck’s path.

Deputies searched the area and located the suspect vehicle abandoned nearby in an orchard. A search of the area was conducted by members of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit, Ventura County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Unmanned Aviation System (Drone). No suspects were located in the area.

During the investigation, deputies obtained information on the driver of the truck, identified as Brigham Maloney, and one of the passengers in the truck, identified as Conner Brooks. Deputies responded to Maloney’s residence, where they contacted Maloney and Brooks.

Maloney was arrested for PC 245(a)(1) – Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and VC 20002(a) – Hit and Run. Brooks was arrested for PC 242 – Battery. Maloney and Brooks were booked into custody at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Pre Trial Detention Facility.

Maloney was released on bail, and Brooks was later released on a promise to appear.

Report Number: 23-125965
Location: 200 block of Boardman Road, Ojai
Date & Time: September 29, 2023 @8:14 p.m.
Units(s) Responsible: Ojai Police Department, Ventura County Sheriff's Aviation Unit, Ventura County Sheriff's K-9 Unit, Ventura County Sheriff's Unmanned Aviation System

(V) Male Ojai 44
(V) Male Ojai 19
(S) Brigham Rudolf Maloney Ventura 20
(S) Conner Jackson Brooks Ventura 20

Prepared by: Detective David Boynton
Approved by: Captain Trina Newman