Gang Related Attempted Murder, Stabbing
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

In the early morning hours of July 7, 2014, patrol deputies were dispatched to a stabbing that had just occurred in the 800 block of Warwick Avenue in the City of Thousand Oaks. When deputies arrived they found the victim, Jose Barragan, lying on the ground with several bystanders trying to treat his injuries. Ventura County Fire and American Medical Response arrived shortly after the patrol deputies and began treating Barragan. Barragan was transported to the Los Robles Hospital for his injuries. While at the hospital it was discovered that Barragan had multiple stab wounds to his upper torso and neck. Barragan was treated for his injuries and placed into the Intensive Care Unit.

The reporting parties to the incident advised dispatch that the suspects had left the area in a vehicle driving toward Wilbur Road. Patrol deputies responding to the scene observed and stopped the vehicle nearby. The driver of the vehicle was Brianna Ayala, the front passenger was Jonathan Alinei, and the rear passenger was Hector Martinez.

The investigation revealed this was a gang related attack. The victim, Jose Barragan, is a documented member of a criminal street gang in the City of Thousand Oaks, and the suspects are documented members of a rival criminal street gang in the City of Thousand Oaks.
Through their investigation, Detectives identified Brandon Navarro as another suspect in the gang related attack. Brandon Navarro is also a documented member of the rival criminal street gang in the City of Thousand Oaks.

On July 8, 2014, Detectives with the Special Enforcement / Gang Unit conducted surveillance in the City of Glendale and took Navarro into custody without incident.

All four suspects were booked into the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility for Penal Code sections 664/187 – Attempted Murder, 186.22(a) – Street Terrorism Act, and 182(a)(1) – Conspiracy with bail amounts ranging from $500,000 to $1,000,000.

Jonathan Alinei, Hector Martinez, and Brianna Ayala are scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court today July 9, 2014, at 1:30 PM. Since Brandon Navarro was arrested a day later he is scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court on July 10, 2014 at 1:30 PM.

Nature of Incident: Gang Related Attempted Murder, Stabbing
Report Number: RB# 14-15358
Location: 800 Block of Warwick Ave. City of Thousand Oaks
Date & Time: 7/7/2014 @ 3:00 AM
Unit Responsible: City of Thousand Oaks Police - Special Enforcement / Gang Unit, Investigations Bureau
Prepared by: Sergeant Dan Hawes
Media Release Date: July 9, 2014
Follow-Up Contact: Detective James Sullivan (805) 797-7143
Approved by: Captain Mike Hartmann

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).