Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

On December 19, 2012, Camarillo detectives arrested three Camarillo High School students for conspiracy and burglary. Between September 2012 and November 2012, seventeen different Camarillo High School students reported that their gym lockers had been broken into and their cellular telephones and other expensive electronic equipment had been stolen.

Camarillo detectives and Camarillo High’s School Resource Officer, conducted their investigation and interview of several students at the school. Detectives learned that the school issues the gym locks to the students and the school maintains a list of the lock combinations. One of the juveniles arrested, was able to obtain the list of combinations and coordinated with the other two juveniles to commit the burglaries of the lockers while the victims were participating in gym class. Most of the stolen property has been recovered.

The three juveniles were cited and released to their parents pending their court hearings.

Nature of Incident: Students Arrested for Conspiracy and Burglary at Camarillo High School
Report Number: [RB#] 12-24869
Location: Camarillo High School
Date & Time: December 19, 2012
Unit Responsible: Camarillo Detectives Bureau
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sergeant Pete O’Sullivan
Media Release Date: December 20, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Detective Greg Gibson (805) 388-5116
Approved by: Commander Steve DeCesari

 


 
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

On 12/19/2012 the Moorpark Investigations Unit, in conjunction with the California Dental Board, completed a one month investigation with the service of a search warrant in the 600 Block of Spring Road. In November of this year, a person reported to Moorpark Patrol that they had received dental services from William Escobar in a residential apartment unit, in Moorpark. The reporting party stated Escobar cleaned his teeth, injected him with an anesthetic in his gums, and evaluated him for the extraction of a tooth. The reporting party did not have enough money to pay for the extraction, so the service was not performed. The reporting party suffered swelling and pain at the injection site. According to the reporting party, Escobar later called and threatened him, stating he owed him (Escobar) money.

When Detectives served the search warrant at Escobar’s apartment they discovered an elaborate illegal dental operation, complete with dental chair, tools, anesthetic drugs, false teeth and orthodonture type items. Escobar had converted his bathroom into a dental office. Evidence revealed Escobar had numerous customers, including apparent teenage children who were receiving orthodonture care at the apartment.

Escobar was arrested for several charges including felony practice of dentistry without a license, misdemeanor furnishing of dangerous drugs, and possession of needles.

The investigation is continuing. The Moorpark Police Station is seeking any customers of Escobar to contact the department. Investigators are especially interested in speaking to any children and their parents who received dental or orthodonture care from Escobar.

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).

Nature of Incident: Unlicensed Practice of Dentistry in Moorpark Apartment
Report Number: 12-26422
Location: 600 Block of Spring Road, Moorpark, CA
Date & Time: 11/17/2012 to 12/19/2012
Unit Responsible: Moorpark Investigations
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
William Escobar Moorpark 40
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sergeant Victor Fazio
Media Release Date: 12/19/2012
Follow-Up Contact: Detective James McCollum 805 532 2645
Approved by: Captain Ron Nelson

 


 

SACRAMENTO, CA - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced 2,000 firearms were seized from individuals legally barred from possessing them, including persons determined to be mentally unstable and those with active restraining orders.

“California has clear laws determining who can possess firearms based on their threat to public safety,” said Attorney General Harris. “Enforcing those laws is crucial because we have seen the terrible tragedies that occur when guns are in the wrong hands. This program is an important part of our law enforcement work and I thank all of the agents who work so hard every day to keep our communities safe.”

In 2012, 33 Department of Justice agents used the Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS) database to identify individuals prohibited from owning guns, including convicted felons, individuals with active restraining orders, and those determined to be mentally unstable. In total, DOJ agents seized 2,033 firearms, 117,000 rounds of ammunition, and 11,072 illegal high capacity magazines. These numbers include seizures conducted from January 1 to November 30, 2012.

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Response from school Superintendent

On Wednesday, 12/05/12, Santa Paula Police Officers were dispatched to the Santa Paula Hospital Emergency Room in regards to a possible sexual assault victim. The victim, an 8 year old male, from Santa Paula, alleged an unknown, Hispanic male, 5’10, 150 pounds, slender build, with short hair, wearing a white T-shirt and blue denim shorts jumped the fence at McKevett Elementary and sexually assaulted him. The suspect then fled the area on north 10th Street. The incident allegedly took place on 11/30/12, during school hours, but wasn’t reported until 12/05/12 for unknown reasons.

During the progress of the investigation, the victim’s mother has become uncooperative with the Investigators. Santa Paula Police Investigators thoroughly checked the area for potential witnesses but were unable to locate any. The Santa Paula Elementary School District officials were immediately notified of the incident and have been extremely cooperative with the investigation. The investigation is ongoing and Investigators are asking for any persons with possible information relating to this incident contact Detective John Coffelt 525-4474 x 283.

Kenneth Clark
Investigations Supervisor

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Dec. 13, 2012
Statement from Dr. Paul Chounet, Superintendent
Santa Paula Elementary School District
The Santa Paula Police Department today issued a press statement about the alleged assault of a student on the grounds of a Santa Paula Elementary School District elementary school.
The Police Department informed us that the mother of a third-grade student at McKevett Elementary School had reported a sexual assault by a member of the public that occurred on school grounds. The student said the incident occurred on Nov. 30 but he did not report it to police until Dec. 5. Neither the child nor the parent ever reported the alleged incident to the school district.
Santa Paula police, Child Protective Services and medical personnel have investigated the child’s report. SPESD officials are cooperating fully with the authorities in their investigation and are conducting their own investigation.
The safety of our children is paramount. Parents should feel assured that our campuses are safe environments for their students.
We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate the latest information to our parents and to the public.
For more information, contact Superintendent Chounet (805) 933-8802

 

On Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at approximately 1459 hours, Santa Paula police officers responded to the intersection of Santa Paula St. and Palm Ave. Witnesses reported that subjects in an older model white BMW had fired a weapon at subjects in an unknown model silver sedan. Witnesses reported the vehicles were last seen westbound on Santa Paula St. at a high rate of speed.

An extensive search of the area was conducted with negative results for further witnesses or evidence. Anyone who observes either vehicle please contact 911 or 525-4474.

Cody Madison
Sergeant

 
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

On 12/10/2012, the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit concluded an investigation of a subject who was selling marijuana from his business in the city of Santa Paula. Detectives arrested Duraid Durra as he left his residence in the city of Ventura. Detectives located marijuana that was packaged for sale during a search of Durra’s vehicle.

A search warrant was served at Durra’s business, Harvard Smoke Shop, 100 block of Harvard Blvd. in the city of Santa Paula and Durra’s place of residence located at the 10000 block of Jamestown Circle in the city of Ventura.

At the business, detectives seized packages of substances believed to be spice and bath salts which were displayed for sale. At Durra’s residence, Detectives seized over ten pounds of marijuana, several grams of methamphetamine, cocaine, and currency.

Three other residents, Cleland Weber, Hugh Setterfield, David Reed were contacted at the residence. All three were taken into custody for various drug related violations. All subjects were booked at the county jail.

Narcotic Arrests
12-27308
Harvard Smoke Shop, 100 block of Harvard Blvd, Santa Paula, Ca
10000 block of Jamestown Circle, Ventura, Ca
12/10/2012, 1100 hours
Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sgt. Jose Rivera
Media Release Date: 12/14/2012
Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Jose Rivera (805) 797-6341
Approved by: Captain M. Hartmann

 
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

The Thousand Oaks Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance regarding recent thefts of catalytic converters. A catalytic converter is part of a vehicle’s emission control system. It is located underneath the vehicle, near the muffler. The thefts have occurred in both residential and business areas, during the late night to early morning hours. Thieves have primarily targeted trucks and sport utility vehicles. Investigators believe that thieves steal these items in order to sell them to recycling centers.

There were several thefts of catalytic converters in the first half of the year. The thefts stopped in the fall, but since the beginning of November, several additional thefts have been reported in the Thousand Oaks area. The Thousand Oaks Police Department is concerned the trend may start up again. Therefore, we are requesting the public’s assistance in solving these crimes.

In order to steal a catalytic converter, thieves must climb underneath the victim’s car and utilize tools to remove it. Experienced thieves can complete the theft in just a few minutes. Investigators have found that these thieves often work in pairs, having one act as the look out.

The best way to prevent this type of theft is to park your vehicle in the garage. When visiting shopping centers, park your car in a well-lit area. Also, try to park near building entrances or near heavily traveled areas.

Anyone with information regarding these crimes is encouraged to contact Detective Ryan Shoden at (805) 494-8225. We also request that you keep a watchful eye on your neighborhood and report any suspicious activity by calling (805) 654-9511, or in an emergency, call 911.

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 these crimes. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

Nature of Incident: Catalytic Converter Thefts
Report Number: 12-27538
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Date & Time: December 13, 2012
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department
Investigations Bureau
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sergeant Jeff Miller
Media Release Date: December 13, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Detective Ryan Shoden / (805) 494-8225
Approved by: Captain Stephen Wade

 
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

An investigation into a September 2012 hate crime that occurred at two campgrounds in Rose Valley has resulted in the arrest of five suspects

On September 7, 2012, deputies from the Ojai Sheriff’s Station responded to the area of Middle Lions Campground near Hwy 33 where several people were attacked with baseball bats. One victim suffered a broken arm from the attack.

During the incident, several of the suspects used racial slurs toward the victims and witnesses. The victims were able to escape further assault by fleeing the campground and calling 911.

The investigation revealed the same suspects had also assaulted another group on the same night. A group of Hispanic male hunters were camping in the area of Rose Valley Campground when the suspects assaulted them with baseball bats and used racial slurs toward the victims.

Investigators identified the following suspects in this case: Kirk Smets, Andrew Martin, Forrest Darrough and Mya Braschler. One of the suspects was a frequent associate with a known white supremacist and convicted felon named Ryan Vanausdell.

On September 27, 2012, investigators served a search warrant at Ryan Vanausdell’s residence in the 90-block of Calle Cinco De Mayo in Oak View.

During the warrant service, detectives seized two assault weapons, two rifles, two shotguns, one handgun, and high-capacity ammunition magazines. Detectives also seized a large quantity of illegal ammunition.

Ryan Vanausdell was arrested and booked for several felonies including possession of firearms by a felon and possession of bullets containing an explosive agent.

On December 12, 2012, Detectives from the Sheriff’s Gang Unit, Camarillo Special Enforcement Unit, Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit and Ojai Investigations served search warrants at residences in the 3900-block of Flower Street, 2400-block of Pierpont Boulevard, and the 500-block of Emma Avenue in the City of Ventura.

For their roles in the crimes that took place during the September assaults, Kirk Smets, Andrew Martin, Forrest Darrough, and Mya Braschler were all arrested and booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Ventura on felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy, and violation of civil rights by force or fear.

Nature of Incident: Hate Crime Arrests / Search Warrants
Report Number: 12-20259 / 12-21747
Location: Rose Valley Campground / Middle Lions Campground
Date & Time: September 7, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Unit Responsible: Ojai Police and Sheriff Investigations
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Detective Mike Harris
Media Release Date: December 13, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Detective Mike Harris (805) 947-8083
Approved by: Captain David. C. Kenney

 
Gary Alan Haw
Gary Alan Haw

Yesterday, during the execution of early morning search warrants, Gary Haw, 49 yrs., was arrested for multiple sexual assaults on teenage boys which occurred over a several year period. Mr. Haw is co-owner of Tan LA, a Thousand Oaks Tanning Salon located on Thousand Oaks Blvd.

During the course of the investigation it was learned that Haw employed, befriended, and lured several teenaged boys, ages varying from 12 to 19 years old. At this point, investigators believe that some of the sexual assaults occurred at the business.

During the investigation, information was provided that Haw would allow victims to tan after hours, and while tanning, Haw would enter the room and molest them. Investigators believe that Haw paid the boys in cash, often giving them bonuses of fifty and one hundred dollars. Haw also owns several high performance vehicles that he allowed the boys access.

Haw was arrested for violations of 288a(b)(2) & 288(c)(1) P.C. and was booked at the Ventura County East County Jail Facility without incident. Due to Haw being a convicted felon, his bail was set at $500,000 and he is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, December 17, 2012 in Ventura County Superior Court, Ventura.

Investigators believe that Haw targeted families in turmoil and single parent families with teenage boys. He befriended the mothers of the boys, gaining their trust and confidence, then sexually assaulted the victims. It is believed that there may be additional victims in this case that have not come forward and reported assaults. In an effort to identify any additional victims, the Thousand Oaks Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit is asking for your assistance. If you are a victim, witness, or have information that could aid our investigation, you are asked to call Detective Greg Tougas at 805-371-8397.

Nature of Incident: Local Businessman arrested for Child Molestation
Report Number: RB# 12-12817
Location: Tan LA, 1625 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks, Ca.
Date & Time: August 2000 to September 2012
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department Investigations Bureau,
Sexual Assault Unit and Special Enforcement Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Gary Alan Haw, Agoura Hills, 49
(V) Male Juvenile, Newbury Park, 12-16
(V) Male Juvenile, Newbury Park, 14-17
Deputy Preparing Media Release:
Sergeant Barbara Payton
Media Release Date: December 14, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Captain Don Aguilar 805-797-7349
Sergeant Eric Buschow 805-947-8129
Approved by: Captain Stephen Wade

 

On Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 at approximately 1202 hours, Santa Paula police officers responded to Santa Paula High School, 404 N. 6th St. for a report of a possible brandishing. Prior to officers arrival the high school was already in lockdown per high school administration. Upon arrival officers and detectives interviewed several direct and indirect witnesses. Initial interviews determined that no weapon was brandished or seen.
After an extensive investigation it was found the witnesses versions of the events did not corroborate with each other. Based on information obtained by police personnel could not establish a crime had been committed. Additionally there was no suspect located or able to be identified. The matter was turned over to Santa Paula High School personnel.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information contact Detective Mike Hoppin 525-4474 x 286.

Cody Madison
Sergeant

 

On Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at approximately 2000 hours, Santa Paula Police Officers responded to a shots fired call in the 1200 block of E. Santa Paula Street. While officers were checking the area, Santa Paula Dispatch was notified by the Santa Paula Hospital that a gunshot victim had been admitted to the hospital. The victim, Noe Velasquez, 32 yrs old of Santa Paula, who suffered multiple non-life threatening gunshot wounds was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura for treatment. At this time, there is no suspect in custody and in the investigation is ongoing.

A crime scene was later located in the 300 block of Sycamore St. The area was closed off to vehicle and pedestrian traffic while investigators collected evidence and processed the crime scene. Anyone with additional information should contact Detective Allen Macias 525-4474 x 146.

Kenneth Clark
Investigations Supervisor

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced today the first legal action under California’s online privacy law against Delta Airlines, Inc. for failing to comply with the state’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

Delta, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, was among the companies given 30 days to conspicuously post a privacy policy within their mobile app that informs users of what personally identifiable information is being collected and what will be done with it.

“Losing your personal privacy should not be the cost of using mobile apps, but all too often it is,” said Attorney General Harris. “California law is clear that mobile apps collecting personal information need privacy policies, and that the users of those apps deserve to know what is being done with their personal information.”

The California Online Privacy Protection Act requires commercial operators of websites and online services, including mobile and social apps, which collect personally identifiable information from Californians to conspicuously post a privacy policy. Privacy policies are an important safeguard for consumers. Privacy policies promote transparency in how companies collect, use, and share personal information. If developers do not comply with their stated privacy policies, they can be prosecuted under California’s Unfair Competition Law and/or False Advertising Law.

The complaint alleges that since at least 2010, Delta has operated a mobile app called “Fly Delta” for use on smartphones and other electronic devices. The Fly Delta app may be used to check-in online for an airplane flight, view reservations for air travel, rebook cancelled or missed flights, pay for checked baggage, track checked baggage, access a user’s frequent flyer account, take photographs, and even save a user’s geo-location. Despite collecting substantial personally identifiable information such as a user’s full name, telephone number, email address, frequent flyer account number and pin code, photographs, and geo-location, the Fly Delta application does not have a privacy policy.

The suit seeks to enjoin Delta from distributing its app without a privacy policy and penalties of up to $2,500 for each violation. The suit was filed in San Francisco Superior Court and a copy of the complaint is attached to the online version of this press release.

This action by Attorney General Harris follows an agreement she forged among the seven leading mobile and social app platforms to improve privacy protections for millions of users around the globe who use apps on their smart phones, tablets, and other electronic devices. Those platforms – Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Research in Motion – agreed to privacy principles designed to bring the industry in line with California law requiring mobile apps that collect personal information to have a privacy policy. The agreement allows consumers the opportunity to review an app’s privacy policy before they download the app rather than after, and offers consumers a consistent location for an app’s privacy policy on the application-download screen in the platform store.

The California Online Privacy Protection Act is one of the privacy laws that the DOJ’s Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit is charged with enforcing. Created by Attorney General Harris in 2012, the Privacy Unit’s mission is to enforce federal and state privacy laws regulating the collection, retention, disclosure, and destruction of private or sensitive information by individuals, organizations, and the government. This includes laws relating to cyber privacy, health privacy, financial privacy, identity theft, government records and data breaches.

The October 2012 press release announcing the notification to mobile app developers can be found here: https://www.oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-kamala-d-har.... The February 2012 press release announcing the apps agreement can be found here: https://www.oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-kamala-d-har.... The June 2012 press release announcing that Facebook joined the apps agreement can be found here: https://www.oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-kamala-d-har....

 

On 12/06/12 at approximately 1502 hours, Santa Paula police officers responded to a business on the 100 block of Santa Maria Street in the City of Santa Paula for a “man-with-a-gun” call. An adult Caucasian male in his mid-fifties had entered the business armed with a handgun and threatened to kill himself. All employees of the business were able to get out safely. The scene was quickly contained and Santa Paula Police negotiators attempted to establish communication with the subject. The SPPD Special Response Team ultimately located the subject deceased inside the business from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Notification of the subject’s family is still pending. The investigation is ongoing.
Sgt. Wallace Boggess #1062

 
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

Over the past several months the City of Thousand Oaks has been the victim of approximately 50 graffiti vandalisms involving the moniker of “Doozer”. In November 2012, deputies from the Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit contacted a juvenile suspect at his residence. The juvenile suspect admitted to committing the vandalisms. Evidence of his involvement was also located in the juvenile’s bedroom. The suspect was cited and released to his parents for 594(b)(1) PC – graffiti vandalism.

Nature of Incident: Graffiti Vandalism Arrest
Report Number: RB# 12-26589
Location: City of Thousand Oaks
Date & Time: 11/29/2012 @ 8:30 am
Unit Responsible: TOPD - Special Enforcement/Gang Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Juvenile male Thousand Oaks 15
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Deputy R. LaSecla #3823
Media Release Date: December 7th, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Deputy R. LaSecla at 805-371-8335
Approved by: Captain J. Hernandez

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).

 
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

On 8-1-12, 11-10-12, and 12-2-12, a white male approached several children at apartment complexes in the 1900 block of Avenida de Los Arboles, the 100 block of Los Feliz Drive and the 1100 block of Ramona Drive and exposed himself. During the incidents, the suspect was wearing a woman’s skirt or similar type woman’s clothing. Although not aggressive towards the children, he did instigate a conversation with them as he exposed himself.
Detectives from the Thousand Oaks Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit believe the suspect is the same in all incidents. Along with a skirt, the subject was also wearing women’s underwear and fishnet stockings.
If anyone has any information or has witnessed any similar incidents, please contact the Thousand Oaks Police Department - Sexual Assault Unit.

The Thousand Oaks Police Department would also like to advise parents to keep watch on their children as the days get shorter and report all suspicious activity to law enforcement. If possible, document license plates of suspects.

Deputy Preparing Media Release: Detective Greg Tougas
Media Release Date: 12-7-12
Follow-Up Contact: Detective Greg Tougas/ 805-947-8279
gregory.tougas@ventura.org
Approved by: Captain Stephen Wade
Nature of Incident: Indecent Exposure
Report Number: 12-17359/ 12-25423/ 12-26869
Location: 1900 Block of Los Feliz Drive / 100 Block of Avenida De Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks / 1100 Block of Ramona Drive
Date & Time: 08-01-2012 @ 5:00 PM – 11-10-12 @ 2:30 PM – 12-2-12@ 4:00 PM
Unit Responsible: East County Major Crimes- Sexual Assault Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
Suspect - W/ M
Victims - Children Thousand Oaks 20-40 yrs.
5-10 yrs.

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).

 
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

On November 26, 2012, Sean Coulter was arrested for driving a stolen vehicle in the city of Camarillo. Coulter fled on foot and was eventually arrested. Coulter was in possession of stolen checks, debit cards and other items associated with identity theft.

On December 6, 2012, Detectives from the Camarillo Detectives Bureau, Camarillo Special Enforcement Unit and Sheriff’s Gang Unit served a search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of Corsicana Drive, in the unincorporated area of Oxnard known as El Rio. Detectives recovered property that was taken from several vehicle burglaries that occurred in the cities of Oxnard and Camarillo over the last few months. Detectives also located items that are used to steal and break into vehicles.

Coulter, who was out on bail for several different cases, was arrested at the location for being under the influence of a controlled substance and for possession of burglary tools. The investigation is ongoing.

Nature of Incident: Stolen Property Search Warrant and Arrest
Report Number: [RB#] 12-26357
Location: 300 Block of Corsicana, El Rio
Date & Time: December 6, 2012 at 0900 Hours
Unit Responsible: Camarillo Detective Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Coulter, Sean El Rio 21
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sgt. Pete O’Sullivan
Media Release Date: December 7, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Det. Scott Norris (805) 388-5120
Approved by: Captain Bruce Macedo

 
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

On December 5, 2012, Detectives from the Camarillo Detectives Bureau and Camarillo Special Enforcement Unit served a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of 11th Street, in the city of Santa Paula. (S) Aysha Scott, who was out on bail from Santa Barbara County for identity theft, was arrested at the location for identity theft and possession of stolen property.

During the search, detectives recovered a large amount of stolen property, stolen credit cards, stolen mail and items used for identity theft purposes. Detectives have identified multiple theft victims from throughout the county. Based on the amount of evidence the detectives are sifting through, the investigation and victim identification is ongoing. The victims are also being told that they are potentially victims of identity theft.

This is a good time to remind everyone that identity thieves can gain your personal information from multiple sources. They break into your cars, steal your mail, and use skimmer machines at gas stations and retail establishments. They can also get your information from the internet and from your trash.

You can help prevent identity theft by using paper shredders to destroy bills and important documents, using locked mailboxes, and by not giving out your personal information over the phone or the internet. Banks and credit organizations will never call you and ask you for your pin code, or Social Security number. Once a year you should check your credit history to ensure you do not have any unauthorized accounts on your credit. You can get this report for free online at: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/freereports/index.shtml

Nature of Incident: Identity Theft/Fraud Forgery Search Warrant and Arrest
Report Number: [RB#] 12-17144
Location: 200 Block of 11th Street, Santa Paula
Date & Time: December 5, 2012 at 1000 Hours
Unit Responsible: Camarillo Detective Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Scott, Aysha Santa Paula 27
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sgt. Pete O’Sullivan
Media Release Date: December 7, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Det. Robert Arthur (805) 388-5149
Approved by: Captain Bruce Macedo

 
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

Over the last several months, the Camarillo Police Department had received complaints of unlicensed contractors doing business within the City. On 11-28-12 and 11-29-12, agents from the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) and supported by members of the Camarillo Police Department Special Enforcement Detail (SED) investigated the allegations. During the two day investigation, a sting operation at a commercial property in the city of Camarillo involved CSLB agents posing as potential customers. Persons advertising in local print and on-line media for contracting services were contacted via phone to provide bids for various types of work.

During the two day operation, 17 contractors were contacted and of those, 12 were determined to be unlicensed and were arrested, cited and released for 7028(a) of the Business & Professions Code - contracting without a license. One contractor was found to have a contractor’s license that had expired about one month earlier and he was issued an administrative citation. Four contractors were found to be legally licensed and released.

Anyone having information about a possible unlicensed contractor should go to the website http://www.cslb.ca.gov

Deputy Preparing Media Release: Senior Deputy Matthew Young #3544
Media Release Date: November 30, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Senior Deputy Matthew Young (805) 388-5117
Approved by: Captain Bruce Macedo
Nature of Incident: Contractor License Compliance Operation
Report Number: RB# 12-26686
Location: 400 Block of Durley Avenue, Camarillo, CA
Date & Time: November 28th & 29th, 2012
Unit Responsible: Contractors State License Board (CSLB)
Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail (SED)
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent
S-Pedroza, Daryl
S-Peters, Dave
S-Alarcon, Richard
S-Steiger, Ronald
S-Calderon, Luis
S-Ayala-Bravo, Cornelio
S-Aguilar, Miguel
S-McKeen, Joseph
S-Marsh, James
S-Huerta, Juan
S-Ramirez, Jorge
S-MacLaury, Guy

 
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

At about 11:37 p.m. on November 22, 2012, the Ojai Police Department received a call of a robbery that had just occurred in the 1200 block of Maricopa Highway. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the victim who stated they had just walked away from the ATM when a male subject approached. The subject demanded the victim’s money and then pointed a handgun at the victim. The victim gave money to the suspect, who fled the area prior to deputies arrival.

Victim and witnesses described the suspect as a Hispanic male in his 20’s to 30’s. The suspect was believed to be associated with a light colored sport utility vehicle.

The Ojai Police Department reminds people to be aware and alert while using an ATM late at night. We would also advise people who use an ATM late at night to be accompanied and not alone, if possible.

The Ojai Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in solving this case. We request anyone with information to contact investigators at (805) 646-1414.

Nature of Incident: Robbery Investigation
Report Number: 12-26178
Location: 1200 block of Maricopa Highway, Ojai, CA
Date & Time: November 22, 2012 @ 11:37 PM
Unit Responsible: Ojai Police Department Investigations
Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Detective Mike Harris
Media Release Date: November 27, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Detective Mike Harris / (805) 646-1414
Approved by: Sergeant Steve Arthur

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).

 
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

The Camarillo Police Department has a great interest in ensuring children reach their scholastic and personal growth potential. In today’s society, children face many obstacles, bad influences, and distractions, which create added difficulties for the parent(s) trying to raise them. Some children engage in harmful behaviors fueled by negative social influences including alcohol, drugs, gangs, and peer pressure.

In furtherance of our commitment to the community, the Camarillo Police Department is offering a parenting class on Wednesday evenings for ten weeks starting on January 16, 2013. Parents with difficult, defiant, or problematic children are encouraged to attend; however, all parents of middle and high school students will also benefit from this course. Our goal is to give parents guidance to help them develop more successful children. We are excited to offer these sessions and truly wish to support parents by offering strategies to deal with difficult children.

The course content consists of methods to address drugs, sex, gangs, poor grades, runaways, and violence. Additional content includes guidance in gaining children’s compliance of house rules, how to never argue with your child again, and how to use other parents for support. Additional information can be reviewed at www.parentproject.com. This course is free, but there is a $20 fee for the book. Interested parents are asked to call Senior Deputy Bea Hughes or Tiffiney Lewis for further information.

Nature of Incident: Camarillo Parent Project Class
Location: Camarillo Police Station
Date & Time: January 16, 2013 thru March 20, 2013 / 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Unit Responsible: Camarillo Youth Services
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Senior Deputy B. Hughes
Media Release Date: November 26, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Sr. Dep. B. Hughes (805) 388-5131/
Investigator Tiffiney Lewis (805) 384-4742
Approved by: Bruce Macedo, Captain

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).