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On Tuesday, May 26th at 6:30pm, near the 600 block of Fillmore Street, Fillmore Police received a call regarding the well being of a woman whose son threatened her with a knife. Once on scene Ventura County Fire and AMR Paramedics treated two victims with lacerations to the neck and hands. Both were transported to a nearby hospital. No update on their conditions. Pictures provided by VC News Crew.
On Tuesday, May 26th at 6:30pm, near the 600 block of Fillmore Street, Fillmore Police received a call regarding the well being of a woman whose son threatened her with a knife. Once on scene Ventura County Fire and AMR Paramedics treated two victims with lacerations to the neck and hands. Both were transported to a nearby hospital. No update on their conditions. Pictures provided by VC News Crew.
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At 6:30pm on Tuesday evening, May 26, 2020, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department was dispatched to a check the well being call of a person reporting that someone was trying to kill her in the 600 block of Fillmore Street near 2nd Street in Fillmore.

As more information came in, a son had allegedly threatened his mother with a knife. The son had reportedly been drinking, and shown a knife to his mother he wanted to assault her with, according to radio traffic.

At 6:40pm, Sheriff's deputies who had arrived to the scene requested that Ventura County Fire Department and AMR paramedics respond for a stabbing victim with lacerations to the neck.

A second victim with a laceration to the hand was also being reported as being found. Both victims were being transported to the hospital. Their conditions were not available. Information on if a suspect had been found or arrested was not available.

Crime Scene Investigations and major crimes detectives were responding to further the investigation. The street was taped off in the area. No further information was available at this time.

Courtesy Safety for Citizens Facebook Page.

 


 
Jan Marholin.
Jan Marholin.

The Santa Clara Valley Boys and Girls Club would like to thank SoCalGas for donating $5,000 for new IPADS. SCVBGC CEO Jan Marholin stated, “I personally want to thank Sarita Figueroa and Maria Ventura from SoCalGas for helping us acquire this grant for our youth. So much of the work we do is now driven by IPADS.” Courtesy SCV Boys & Girls Club.

 


 
Have you noticed a new billboard while entering Fillmore congratulating the Fillmore High School Graduating Class of 2020? The community of Fillmore is proud of their graduating seniors!
Have you noticed a new billboard while entering Fillmore congratulating the Fillmore High School Graduating Class of 2020? The community of Fillmore is proud of their graduating seniors!
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A group of boys are pictured enjoying themselves, racing each other in the St. Francis church parking lot. With at home restrictions slowly being lifted more and more people are enjoying some outdoor fun!
A group of boys are pictured enjoying themselves, racing each other in the St. Francis church parking lot. With at home restrictions slowly being lifted more and more people are enjoying some outdoor fun!
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(above & below) Motorcycle Crash Near Vons. On Friday, May 22nd at 4:36pm on A Street near Vons shopping center a silver sedan and motorcycle collided. The VC Sheriff and Fire Departments responded to the scene quickly and redirected traffic while they were able to investigate the scene. No injuries were reported; cause is still under investigation.
(above & below) Motorcycle Crash Near Vons. On Friday, May 22nd at 4:36pm on A Street near Vons shopping center a silver sedan and motorcycle collided. The VC Sheriff and Fire Departments responded to the scene quickly and redirected traffic while they were able to investigate the scene. No injuries were reported; cause is still under investigation.
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(above & below) Car Collision, No Injuries. On Thursday, May 21st at 3:20pm a two-car collision occurred on Ventura & A Street near the Chevron Gas Station. Two vehicles collided, deploying the air bags in one of the vehicles. VC Sheriffs and Fillmore Fire responded to the scene. No injuries were reported; cause is still under investigation.
(above & below) Car Collision, No Injuries. On Thursday, May 21st at 3:20pm a two-car collision occurred on Ventura & A Street near the Chevron Gas Station. Two vehicles collided, deploying the air bags in one of the vehicles. VC Sheriffs and Fillmore Fire responded to the scene. No injuries were reported; cause is still under investigation.
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(above & below) Two Car Collision at C & 1st Street. On Wednesday, May 20th at 1:05pm at C Street and 1st, a blue sedan and silver SUV collided. Both Fillmore Fire and VC Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene. No injuries
were reported at the time of the crash; cause is still under investigation.
(above & below) Two Car Collision at C & 1st Street. On Wednesday, May 20th at 1:05pm at C Street and 1st, a blue sedan and silver SUV collided. Both Fillmore Fire and VC Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene. No injuries were reported at the time of the crash; cause is still under investigation.
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Pictured above and below are two murals, cast your vote! The mural above honors Fillmore Citrus and Fruit association, and the mural below honors Fillmore’s great agricultural heritage. Images Courtesy Nova Storage, Fillmore.
Pictured above and below are two murals, cast your vote! The mural above honors Fillmore Citrus and Fruit association, and the mural below honors Fillmore’s great agricultural heritage. Images Courtesy Nova Storage, Fillmore.
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Courtesy Nova Storage Fillmore

Nova storage calls on the community and invites you to take part in the artwork choosing for a new mural.

On March 21, 2020 Nova Storage Fillmore put the final touches on the first mural that currently adorns the front wall of our building. The mural honors the historic Fillmore Citrus and Fruit Association, who once occupied this very building.

As we prepare for a second one, Nova storage needs your help in deciding what image is next to be used in the new mural honoring Fillmore’s great agricultural heritage.

We value our community and your opinion plays an important role in the development of this mural. We would appreciate you taking the time to choose your favorite image on our online poll, this should only take a couple minutes of your time, and would be very valuable to our team.

To participate in this online poll, please visit: facebook.com/novastorage/

Let us take care of your self-storage and or parking needs! Log on to NovaStorage.com or visit our facility at 455 A ST. Fillmore, CA 93015

 
Launches New Campaign to Motivate the Public to Donate

Vitalant, the nation’s largest nonprofit, independent blood collector, serving the local community in the Central Coast, has declared a critical shortage of blood as supplies have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Shelter-in-place orders led to 762 blood drives canceled since early March alone, resulting in a loss of 25,194 uncollected blood donations. That, coupled with a resumption of surgeries and other medical procedures as stay-at-home restrictions were lifted, has caused a 25% increase in the need for blood during the past several weeks.

All blood types are critically needed right now, with an especially high need for type O, A-negative and B-negative red blood cells. In addition, platelets are always needed by patients for cancer treatments, surgeries and emergencies. Because of its short shelf life—only 5 days—the supply of platelets must be continually replenished.

Donors are strongly urged to give blood as soon as possible by going online to vitalant.org or calling 877-258-4825 (877-25-VITAL).

“We strive to maintain a 4-day supply of blood just to provide what patients need, and currently we’re at less than half that for certain blood types,” said Dr. Ralph Vassallo, Chief Medical Officer at Vitalant. “It’s absolutely vital—a matter of life or death for some—to have enough blood collected and readily available on hospital shelves when patients need it.”
In the Central Coast, Vitalant must collect over 4,284 blood donations per month to meet patients’ transfusion needs. Every two seconds, someone needs blood. Vitalant urgently needs donors to make an appointment today to ensure a stable blood supply.

Vitalant recently released its Because of You, Life Doesn’t Stop campaign, calling on all donors to take action now and give blood or convalescent plasma to meet immediate and ongoing needs. Recovered COVID-19 patients have immune-boosting antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in their plasma, which can be given to patients currently fighting COVID-19.

“The public responded when thousands of blood drives were canceled—more than 100,000 units of blood lost—at the beginning of the pandemic,” said Cliff Numark, Chief of Marketing. “We are in the aftermath and we need to let people know that without donating blood today, life could stop for hospital patients.”

The U.S. Surgeon General and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have designated blood donation as an essential activity, encouraging healthy and eligible donors to continue to donate even amidst COVID-19 response measures. From coast to coast, all Vitalant centers continue to deploy strict precautionary measures to ensure the safety of donors, patients and staff, including:

• Taking donors’ temperatures upon check-in (staff self-monitor their temperatures)

• Requiring face masks or cloth-based face coverings (donors and staff)

• Disinfecting donor-touched and other high-touch areas often and after every donation

• Ensuring social distancing to keep donors and staff safe.

For more information on donating blood, view the PSA. To join the larger conversation about blood and plasma donations visit: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and use the hashtag #VitalToLife.

Insights, messaging and creative donated by LRW Group Companies including LRW, T3 and Karma Agency. Additional data provided by LRW partner LUCID.

About Vitalant
Vitalant (“Vye-TAL-ent”) is the nation’s second largest community blood service provider, supplying comprehensive transfusion medicine services for nearly 1,000 hospitals and health care partners for patients in need across 40 states. Vitalant inspires local communities to serve the needs of others and transform lives through the selfless act of donating blood. Every day, almost 5,000 blood donations are needed to meet the needs of people throughout the country, and Vitalant’s 800,000 donors supply 1.8 million donations a year. In addition to blood products, Vitalant offers customers transfusion services, medical consulting, quality guidance, ongoing education, research and more. For more information and to schedule a donation, visit vitalant.org or call 877-258-4825 (877-25-VITAL). Join the conversation about impacting the lives of others on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 
Earl Hume, a traffic officer who came to Fillmore in 1922 and made chief in 1925. Photos courtesy Fillmore Historical Museum.
Earl Hume, a traffic officer who came to Fillmore in 1922 and made chief in 1925. Photos courtesy Fillmore Historical Museum.
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Earl Hume in the movies with Tom Mix.
Earl Hume in the movies with Tom Mix.
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Earl Hume.
Earl Hume.
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Jack Casner (c)1922
Jack Casner (c)1922
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San Quentin prison register entry Mason Bradfield 1910-1918.
San Quentin prison register entry Mason Bradfield 1910-1918.
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Courtesy Fillmore Historical Museum

The “law” in Ventura County began in 1872 when Governor Newton Booth signed assembly bill Number 218 separating Ventura County from Santa Barbara County. At the time it is estimated that there were about 5000 people living in the new county. Within 60 days elections were held for county officers with Frank Peterson being elected sheriff. He had a variety of responsibilities which included protecting the citizenry, resolving disputes, catching criminals, collecting taxes and serving subpoenas over approximately 1,800 square miles. He was assisted by two deputies. The sheriff’s office was supported by fees paid when he performed one of his required jobs. He was paid only for his services, he received no salary.

When T. Wallace More of Rancho Sespe was murdered in March, 1877, the Ventura County Sheriff refused to travel to Rancho Sespe to investigate. It wasn’t lack of jurisdiction but lack of money. He said that his budget did not have funds for investigations and besides if the public asked him to investigate he would never get anything else done. The surviving More brothers had to hire their own investigators to find out who had done the dastardly deed.

Fillmore did not exist until the arrival of the railroad in 1887. The population was scattered across the valley on small farms. But with the railroad’s arrival, the population began to grow.

For the next dozen years, the county sheriff was still the law in Fillmore. But as population and crime increased, it became apparent that a local lawman was needed. By 1897, Owen Miller had been hired as Fillmore’s first Constable. One of his earliest investigations had to do with the murder of fellow officer, Deputy Constable McCoy Pyle, in April 1897. The perpetrator turned out to be a fellow lawman and Pyle’s supposed best friend, Deputy Constable Edward McCamish, over a property theft. Miller also owned a hotel and was reputedly one of several local bootleggers. It was reported that he arrested two of his competitors, sent them to jail in Ventura and thus had several weeks without competition.

One of the longest serving Fillmore Constables was John, “Jack”, Casner, who served 31 years. Jack came to Fillmore in 1904 buying a stable on Main St. In 1910 he became Deputy Constable under then Constable Jack Trotter. In 1914 he was elected Constable and served in the position for the next 31 years. He told Charles Jarrett that the only time he faced personal danger was transporting a murderer from Sespe Hot Springs to Ventura. He could see the man weighing the possibility of escape, so nearing Tar Creek he told his deputy to “keep a sharp lookout for some men who were planning on coming out to meet the party so that they could lynch him.” From then on the murderer was very eager to remain under the protection of his guards.

It was almost 4 decades after the More murder that the next major crime happened. In 1915, Mason Bradfield shot George Henley of Sespe Brownstone fame in broad daylight in front of the Orange Leaf Café on Central Ave. Like many crimes it was a dispute over property rights that triggered the shooting. Bradfield was so angry that he followed a bleeding Henley down the street, shooting as he went. Constable Owen Miller finally stepped in to stop the action after Bradfield ran out of bullets. According to Edith Jarrett’s book “Old Timers’ Tales of Fillmore,” Bradfield went to jail and upon release ran in to Owen Miller who gave him back his gun and said, “Next time, do a better job.”

Probably the most memorable lawman was Earl Hume. He came to Fillmore in 1922 as a traffic officer and in 1925 was made Chief. He served until June 1967, (a one-man force) the longest term of any in history. When dealing with youthful offenders he often made the sentence fit the crime. One group of boys having stolen the school superintendent’s hubcaps were sentenced to 6 months washing the police cars.

For more information about Fillmore visit the museum website or Facebook page.