Sunday, 04 June 2023

Man arrested for Lakeport murder

Ivan Garcia Oliver's booking photo.



LAKEPORT – Officials have arrested a 29-year-old man for murder in connection with an incident that took place Tuesday morning at a Lakeport trailer part.

Sheriff's deputies arrested Ivan Garcia Oliver, a construction worker and Lakeport resident, at Western Hills Mobile Home Park, located at 3555 Lakeshore Blvd.

Chief Deputy Russ Perdock reported Tuesday afternoon that investigators had been having difficulty confirming Oliver's identity. Oliver was finally booked at 11:31 p.m. Tuesday.

Perdock reported that the Lake County Sheriff's Office responded to the trailer park after the agency's Dispatch Communications Center received a 911 call for medical aid from an anonymous woman on Monday at approximately 10:14 a.m.

The caller reported that a male subject who was bleeding from his hands was located at Space 31B at the park, according to Perdock.

Believing that there had been an altercation at the address, sheriff's deputies responded to secure the scene and any armed or dangerous individuals, Perdock reported, with fire personnel directed to stage near the area.

Upon their arrival at the scene, which Perdock said came minutes after the 911 call, deputies discovered the body of a 65-year-old Caucasian male, who was the victim of an assault.

As the deputies checked the area for other victims as well as possible suspects, Perdock said park residents directed them to Space 31B, where they contacted the 19-year-old Oliver.

Plain clothes deputies arrested Oliver at gunpoint, according to a Lake County News contributor who witnessed the scene. Even after Oliver was arrested he continued to struggle with deputies.

Deputies Tom Andrews and Cynthia Radoumis detained and secured Oliver, who also had injuries to his hands, consistent with having been in a physical altercation, according to Perdock.

Sheriff's investigators remained at the scene Tuesday afternoon, conducting the investigation and collecting evidence, Perdock said.

Perdock added that another report will be released Wednesday morning once the victim's family has been identified and more information is available.

Harold LaBonte contributed to this report.

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Deputies arrest Ivan Garcia Oliver in connection with a reported murder at Western Hills Mobile Home Park. Photo by Harold LaBonte.





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