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Inmate dies at Pre-Trial Detention Facility

Inmate dies at Pre-Trial Detention Facility

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release On January 27, 2018, at approximately 2:00 AM, deputies noticed 31 year old Moorpark resident, Keith Welbourne was unresponsive and not breathing in a cell at the Pre Trial Detention Facility (PTDF). Emergency aid was immediately rendered by deputies and jail medical staff. Ventura City Fire Department and American […]

Ventura Man Convicted of Kidnapping and Rape of 17-year-old Unconscious Person

Ventura Man Convicted of Kidnapping and Rape of 17-year-old Unconscious Person

VENTURA, California – Today, District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that Gabriel Munoz-Hernandez (DOB 7/1/1998) of Ventura, was convicted of rape of an unconscious person in violation of Penal Code section 261(a)(4) and kidnapping to commit rape or sexual penetration in violation of Penal Code section 209(b)(1).  On February 20, 2017, Munoz-Hernandez contacted the 17-year-old […]

Mike Pettit named as new Assistant County Executive Officer

Mike Pettit named as new Assistant County Executive Officer

VENTURA, Calif. – Today County Executive Officer Mike Powers announced the appointment of Mike Pettit to the position of Assistant County Executive Officer and CEO Chief of Staff. Mr. Pettit currently serves as the County Chief Information Officer and Director of the County’s Information Technology Services Department and was selected after a nationwide search that […]

Oxnard Man Convicted of Hate Crimes Against Transgender Woman

Oxnard Man Convicted of Hate Crimes Against Transgender Woman

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that a jury found Juan Navarro (DOB 1/11/91), of Oxnard, guilty of hate crime charges.  Navarro was convicted of criminal threats, brandishing a deadly weapon, possession of a concealed dagger, and battery against a person because of gender and sexual orientation. In the early morning hours […]

Museum of Ventura County and CAPS Media begin documentation of Thomas Fire 

Museum of Ventura County and CAPS Media begin documentation of Thomas Fire 

VENTURA, Calif.–The Museum of Ventura County and CAPS Media are coordinating with the Ventura City fire and police departments, county fire and sheriff departments, other agencies and most importantly the Ventura County public to create an historical archive of the most devastating natural tragedy in county history. Throughout the next few months, the Museum and CAPS Media will be gathering stories and digital images as well as physical artifacts to […]

Vehicle Burglary Suspect Arrested in El Rio

Vehicle Burglary Suspect Arrested in El Rio

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release On 1-17-18, Sheriff’s deputies took a report of a vehicle burglary that occurred in the parking lot behind Montezuma’s Restaurant located in the community of El Rio. The victim reported that the window to the vehicle was broken and tools were stolen from inside. During the investigation, Sheriff’s deputies […]

Applications for CalRecycle Debris Removal Program still being accepted

Applications for CalRecycle Debris Removal Program still being accepted

VENTURA, Calif. – The application period for residents affected by the Thomas Fire to file Right-of-Entry forms for no-cost debris removal services from CalRecycle for severely damaged or destroyed property ended on January 22. However, the County Environmental Health Division will continue to accept applications and will review them on a case-by-case basis to determine […]

Arrest in Hollywood Beach Battery

Arrest in Hollywood Beach Battery

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release Mitchell Hahn was arrested today in Granada Hills following a battery investigation wherein Hahn was identified as the suspect. The victim, Alan Pancratz, suffered significant injuries requiring hospitalization resulting from the battery. On January 14, 2018, Headquarters patrol deputies responded to a reported battery in the 3700 block of […]

Simi Valley Sextortionist Sentenced to Prison

Simi Valley Sextortionist Sentenced to Prison

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Alex Scott Roberts (DOB 07/13/95), of Simi Valley, was sentenced to 6 years 4 months in state prison for committing several sextortions and a sexual assault.  In October 2017, Roberts pled guilty to 6 felonies, including sexual battery by restraint and 5 counts of […]

Man Who Used Counterfeit Checks to Rent Beach Home and Purchase Vehicles Pleads Guilty

Man Who Used Counterfeit Checks to Rent Beach Home and Purchase Vehicles Pleads Guilty

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Cedric Ferrando Frierson (DOB 11/20/74), of Agoura Hills, pled guilty to 13 felonies, including 5 counts of identity theft, 7 counts of forgery, and 1 count of unlawfully taking a motor vehicle.  Frierson also admitted a special allegation that he stole more than $100,000 […]