March 26, 2023

Here’s a roundup of recent incidents and announcements from Ventura County agencies:

Woman allegedly tried to grab child from shopping cart

An off-duty Ventura police officer called 911 and then intervened after seeing two people struggle over a child in a parking lot Thursday evening.

The incident ultimately led to the arrest of a 56-year-old Ventura woman who allegedly tried to grab the child from a shopping cart, Ventura Police Department officials said.

The officer had been leaving a store around 6 p.m. in a shopping center in the 7800 block of Telegraph Road, near the intersection with Kimball Road, and saw a man and woman struggling over the screaming child, who was about 3 or 4 years old. The man was yelling for the woman to let go of his child as the off-duty officer called 911.