A man recently released from prison has been arrested after Ventura Police say he hit an officer in the face.
Police were called to the area of Whippoorwill Street and Peacock Avenue in Ventura Avenue at around 11:30 Wednesday morning, by reports of a man breaking into vehicles.
Officers arriving on the scene say they found Andrew Ortiz, who started to run away as they tried to talk to him. There was a struggle, and police say the 29 year old Ventura man punched one of the officers in the face.
Ortiz was arrested after a struggle.
Two officers suffered minor injuries. Ortiz was arrested for resisting arrest with force, and for violating the terms of his release.