Multiple Warrant Subjects Arrested & Illegal Firearm Recovered
Courtesy Ventura County Sheriff’s Department
Courtesy Ventura County Sheriff’s Department

On February 26, 2022, members of the Ventura County Post Release Offender Supervision (PROS) Unit, Santa Paula Police Department (SPPD), and Sheriff’s Gang Unit (SGU) arrested multiple subjects and recovered an illegal firearm during a search in Santa Paula.

On February 26, 2022, at approximately 0900 hours, members of the PROS Unit conducted a search of Gregory Nunez during a probation search of an apartment located in the 200 block of N. 8th Street in Santa Paula. Nunez is on probation and Post Release Offender Supervision for vandalism and weapons violations. Nunez was subsequently arrested for a PROS violation. A Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, who is assigned to the PROS Unit, assisted Ventura County Probation Department personnel during the search and identified Ricardo Magana as being one of the apartment’s occupants. There was an active felony warrant for Magana for stolen vehicle violations. Santa Paula Police Department officers responded and assisted with arresting Magana. Additionally, Olga Acosta was arrested for outstanding felony warrants.

Sheriff’s Gang Unit personnel responded to the scene to assist with the investigation and obtained a search warrant for the apartment. Detectives located a Ruger 57 semi-automatic handgun, which was loaded with high velocity ammunition capable of penetrating body armor. The handgun’s serial number was obliterated and it was seized pursuant to the search warrant, pending further investigation.

Nunez, Magana, and Acosta were booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility for the PROS violation and warrants, respectively.

The Ventura County Post Release Offender Supervision Unit is comprised of Deputy Probation Officers from the Ventura County Probation Agency, a Ventura Police Department Officer, a Simi Valley Police Department Officer, and a Deputy Sheriff with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.

There has been an increase of illegal firearm activities in Ventura County. If you have any information about unlawful firearm activities in the West County areas in the Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction, including in Fillmore, Saticoy, El Rio, and Ojai, please contact Detective Sergeant Beau Rodriguez at 805-767-0360.

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Community: Multiple Warrant Subjects Arrested and Illegal Firearm Recovered
Nature of Incident: Multiple Warrant Subjects Arrested and Illegal Firearm Recovered
Report Number: 22-25503
Location: 200 block of N. 8th Street, Santa Paula
Date & Time: 2/26/2022 @ 9:00 AM
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Post Release Offender Supervision (PROS) Unit, Santa Paula Police Department (SPPD), and Sheriff’s Gang Unit (SGU)
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent, City of Residence, Age
(S) Nunez, Gregory Santa Paula 26
(S) Acosta, Olga Santa Paula 27
(S) Magana, Ricardo Fillmore 37
Prepared by: Sergeant Beau Rodriguez
Approved by: Captain Victor Medina

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).