Arrest on Warrant Armed Robbery Suspect
02/28/2013 | Sgt. Leanne Worthen, Public Affairs Unit
On Thursday, February 28, 2013, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Yuma Police Department in locating a suspect from an armed robbery case in Ventura County, California.
The suspect, Christian Samuel Frias, 19 years of age, was wanted for his involvement in a robbery that occurred on January 23, 2013 at the Silverstrand Beach parking lot. Frias and another suspect robbed two victims of their valuables after displaying a handgun and a tire iron.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office developed information that Frias was staying with his girlfriend at a relative’s residence in the 2900 block of S. 1st Avenue. The Yuma Police Department Gang Unit, Crime Suppression Unit, and members of the Special Enforcement Team were deployed in several locations to conduct surveillance of the residence.
On Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 7:35 pm, the surveillance units observed a vehicle matching the description of Frias’ car leaving the alley behind the residence. After positively identifying Frias as the driver, a high-risk stop was conducted and Frias and his girlfriend were taken into custody. He was booked into the Yuma County Jail for the outstanding felony warrant and the girlfriend was interviewed and later released.
The Yuma Police Department encourages anyone with any information on Frias’ whereabouts or activities during his stay in Yuma to please call Detective Dennis Dyer at (928) 373-6035, Detective Robbie Rosas (928) 373-6036 or 78-Crime to remain anonymous.