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

On August 5, 2012 at approximately 8:53 AM, the Camarillo Police Department, Ventura County Fire Department, and American Medical Response (AMR) responded to the area of Las Posas Road and Carmen Drive for a non-injury traffic collision (vehicle vs. tree). Upon arrival, emergency personnel found a 2008 Toyota Highlander had impacted a tree and the driver, Gabe Neujahr was still seated behind the wheel.

Prior to this collision, a witness telephoned our dispatch center while following Neujahr for approximately ¾ of a mile, as he drove eastbound on Las Posas Road from the area of Calle La Cumbre at a high rate of speed, weaving, then hitting the curb as he approached the intersection of Carmen Drive. As he attempted to negotiate a right turn onto Carmen Drive, he again collided with a curb, drove onto the sidewalk (near a pedestrian) and hit a concrete block wall, electrical underground vault vent, sideswiped a tree then drove back onto the roadway. Neujahr continued driving southbound on Carmen Drive in the northbound lanes for approximately 600ft, then drove across an opening in the center median, back into the southbound lanes, then collided into the west curb of Carmen Drive, driving onto the sidewalk and impacting the tree where he was found by EMS personnel.

Neujahr sustained no injuries and luckily no other motorist or pedestrians were struck. After an investigation, Neujahr was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence of prescription medications and was transported to Ventura County Sheriff’s main Jail in Ventura where he was booked for DUI. Evidence was collected and toxicology results are pending.

The collision is still under investigation. Anyone that witnessed Neujahr’s driving is asked to call the Camarillo Police Departments Traffic Bureau at (805) 388-5146.

Nature of Incident: Single Vehicle DUI Traffic Collision
Report Number: 2012-17655

Location: Las Posas Road at Carmen Drive
Camarillo, CA., 93010
Date & Time: August 5, 2012 at 8:53 AM
Unit Responsible: Camarillo Traffic Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
Party-Gabe Neujahr, Camarillo, 39 yrs
Deputy Preparing Media Release: John Popp, Sr Deputy
Media Release Date: August 2, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: John Popp, Senior Deputy (805) 388-5146
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).

 

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

For several months, Ventura Sheriff’s Narcotics Investigators have received continuous reports of narcotics sales and use at a residence in the 100 Block of North Ventura Avenue, outside the community of Oak View. Through their investigation, detectives learned that Daniel McInerney, a resident of the address, was selling methamphetamine. On August 2, 2012, a Search Warrant was served at the residence. Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives were assisted by the Ojai Sheriff’s Patrol Station Detectives and Patrol personnel, the Sheriff’s K9 Unit, the California Highway Patrol, and the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. Subsequent to evidence found at the residence, the above listed subjects were arrested for narcotics related offenses including; possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a place where narcotics are used, under the influence of a controlled substance, and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

Beach and Yount had active arrest warrants. All subjects were booked into the Sheriff’s Main Jail.

Nature of Incident: Narcotics Investigation/Arrests
Report Number: 12-17386
Location: 100 Block N. Ventura Ave. Oak View
Date & Time: August 2, 2012, 0710 hours
Unit Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Narcotics Bureau, West County Street Team
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
Daniel McInerney, Ojai, 50
Megan Beach, Ojai, 35
Robert Miles, Ojai, 44
Haley McCraken, Ojai, 35
Daniel Hostka, Ojai, 28
Al Sherman, Ojai, 72
Jeffrey Yount, Ojai, 56
Kevin Decker, Ojai, 37
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sergeant Mike Horne
Media Release Date: August 2, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Captain Don Aguilar, 805-797-7349
Approved by: Captain Cory Rubright

 


 

VENTURA, CA - District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Joe Richard Maldonado (DOB 1-1-83), of Oxnard, was sentenced by Ventura County Superior Court Judge Brian Back to 104 years to life in prison. A jury convicted Maldonado of 43 felony counts of sexual assault involving minors, including lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14, sodomy with a child under the age of 14, oral copulation of an unconscious person, oral copulation of a person under 16, and various luring charges.

At jury trial, six male victims testified. Two of the victims met Maldonado when they were enrolled in his mother’s daycare business, which was based in her home. The victims remained in this daycare program from the age of 6 until 12, and considered Maldonado to be an older brother to them. Maldonado engaged in separate lewd acts with each child, including oral copulation. These acts continued as the victims aged, and in the case of one victim, the acts progressed to sodomy. The remaining four victims were friends of Maldonado’s younger brother. Maldonado befriended the victims and provided alcohol and access to pornography. Maldonado would ask the victims to engage in dares and sex acts in exchange for money or other items. This behavior progressed to oral copulation and sodomy. In 2010, one of the victims stayed the night at Maldonado’s family home and awoke to find Maldonado sexually assaulting him. This victim left the residence and contacted the police. DNA and trace evidence analysis were utilized in the investigation of this matter.

 


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

An armed domestic battery suspect surrendered after a standoff with Sheriff's S.W.A.T. Team and Tactical Negotiations Unit. The suspect, David Moles, was taken into custody without incident after it was reported he battered a female victim. Further investigation revealed that he made criminal threats to the victim.

Sheriff's deputies searched the area along the 3300 block of Casitas Pass Rd. A Sheriff's helicopter located Moles in an off-road area. Deputies observed Moles holding a handgun. After several hours of negotiations, Moles surrendered to deputies. He was arrested for felony domestic battery and criminal threats and later booked into the Sheriff's Pre-Trial Detention Facility. A handgun was recovered at the location where Moles was taken into custody.

Casitas Pass Rd. was closed in both directions by the California Highway Patrol for the duration of the incident.

Nature of Incident: Subject with a Gun Near Lake Casitas
Report Number: 12-17499
Location: 3300 block of Casitas Pass Rd.
Date & Time: August 3, 2012 @ 9:50
Unit Responsible: Ojai Valley Area Station
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Moles, David Casitas Springs, CA 48
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Captain Don Aguilar
Media Release Date: August 3, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Captain Don Aguilar
Approved by: Commander Tim Hagel

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

Major Crimes detectives and Jail personnel are investigating an inmate death that occurred at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Ventura. The death appears to be from natural causes. There was no indication of violence or suspicious circumstances.

On August 4, 2012, at approximately 10:20 p.m., during routine cell checks, deputies noticed the inmate not breathing. They entered the cell where they found the inmate unresponsive. Emergency aid was rendered by deputies. Ventura County Fire personnel and paramedics were summoned and performed advanced life saving support. The inmate was pronounced dead at the jail shortly thereafter.

The cause of death is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit, pending an autopsy by the Medical Examiner. The name of the decedent is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin.

Location: Pre-Trial Detention Facility, Ventura
Unit Responsible: Major Crimes Unit and Detention Services Legal Unit
Decedent: Address Age
Female Simi Valley 53
Officer Preparing Release: Sergeant Dave Lareva
Follow-up Contact: Sergeant Steve Rhods
Date of Release: August 4, 2012
Approved by: Captain Eric Dowd

 

SACRAMENTO, CA – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson today announced that a retired El Dorado County Deputy Sheriff was sentenced to five years in state prison for embezzling more than $300,000 over six years from the El Dorado County Deputy Sheriff’s Association.

Donald Philip Atkinson, the former president of the El Dorado County Deputy Sheriff's Association (DSA), opened bank accounts in his name and submitted forged documents to the DSA to justify payments made to him and his companies. Much of the money was obtained through ATM withdrawals and checks payable to Atkinson, which made his actions difficult for auditors to trace.

“This individual took advantage of his position within the organization by pocketing money that was not intended for personal use,” said Attorney General Harris. “The damage that he caused is widespread and his sentence reflects the seriousness of his crimes.”

Atkinson was sentenced CONTINUED »

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced today that California joined 29 other states in a $151 million settlement with one of the nation’s largest drug wholesalers to resolve allegations the company inflated the price of prescription drugs by as much as 25 percent, causing the states’ Medicaid programs to overpay millions of dollars in pharmacy reimbursements.

California’s recovery of the settlement with San Francisco-based McKesson Corporation is $23,585,849.

“In these difficult budget times, it is crucial that California’s scarce public resources support the urgent needs of our state,” said Attorney General Harris. “We cannot allow dollars meant for patients to be diverted to inflate corporate profits.”

Today’s settlement resolves allegations that McKesson Corporation deliberately inflated the Average Wholesale Prices (AWPs) it reported to First Data Bank, a publisher of drug prices, causing California to overpay on branded prescription drugs from August 1, 2001 through December 31, 2009. Medi-Cal sets the reimbursement rates for pharmacies for many of the drugs dispensed to Medi-Cal patients based on the AWP.

The Medicaid program, CONTINUED »

 
Santa Paula Police Department
Santa Paula Police Department

On Friday, July 27, 2012, at approximately 7:00 a.m. peace officers from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies served multiple search warrants at several locations in relation to recent gang violence that has occurred within the City Santa Paula. SWAT Teams from the Santa Paula Police Department, Ventura County Sheriff's Department, Simi Valley Police Department, Oxnard Police Department, and Ventura Police Department participated in the service of the search warrants, as well as peace officers from the ATF, Department of Homeland Security, Glendale Police Department, Pismo Beach Police Department, Guadalupe Police Department, UC Santa Barbara Police Department, Port Hueneme Police Department, Lompoc Police Department, State Parole, and Investigators from the Office of the Ventura County District Attorney.

Helicopters from the Ventura County Sheriff's Department and the Glendale Burbank-Pasadena regional Air Unit participated in this detail and provided enhanced safety for the ground officers.

As a result of this collaborative effort, seven criminal street gang members and associates were arrested for various felony and misdemeanor violations relating to weapons, a firearm, and narcotics. All of those arrested are adult males, and residents of Santa Paula. The subjects were lodged at the Ventura County Jail pending a court appearance.

Gang violence will not be tolerated within Santa Paula. The City will continue to use all available resources to investigate and apprehend those who chose to engage in violent criminal behavior and endanger the citizens of this community.

Ryan Smith # 1021
Police Sergeant

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

On July 28, 2012, at about 7:45 p.m., Santa Paula Police Department officers responded to a report of a subject brandishing a gun in the 1100 block of New Street. Shortly after the officers arrived, an exchange of gunfire occurred between the police and the suspect. The suspect suffered injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. A Santa Paula police officer was struck by gunfire but did not suffer any life threatening injuires.
The Ventura County Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau and the Professional Standards Bureau are assisting with the investigation at the request of the Santa Paula Police Department. The suspect's name has not been released.
Anyone with information to report about this incident can call Sheriff's Major Crimes at (805) 384-4727.

Nature of Incident: Santa Paula P.D. Officers Involved in Shooting
Report Number: 12-17010
Location: 1100 block New St., Santa Paula
Date & Time: July 28, 2012 @ 7:45 PM
Unit Responsible: Sheriff's Major Crimes
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
Male adult Unk. Unk.
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Captain Don Aguilar
Media Release Date: July 29, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Captain Don Aguilar (805) 797-7349
Approved by: Captain Chris Dunn

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 July 21, 2012, Thousand Oaks patrol deputies responded to a burglary that had just occurred on Bainbridge Court in Thousand Oaks. Upon arrival, deputies learned that a victim returned home to find two men burglarizing the residence. Both suspects attempted to flee, but the victim was able to detain one of the suspects until deputies arrived. This suspect was identified as Dillon Tunney. The second suspect, Leodis Wiley, initially fled the area, but was located a short time later. Both suspects were arrested for burglary.

Detectives continued this investigation and conducted searches that led to the recovery of stolen property from similar crimes that occurred on Campus Drive and Laurelwood Drive in the City of Thousand Oaks, Calle Arroyo in the unincorporated area of Lynn Ranch, and Stockton Road in the unincorporated area of Moorpark.

On July 24, 2012, Tunney and Wiley were arraigned in Ventura County Superior Court on felony burglary charges. Both remain in custody at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility on $150,000.00 bail.

The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to remind citizens of the importance of locking the doors to their homes and cars. We would also like to encourage citizens to stay alert to their surroundings and the people around them. Pay special attention to people and/or vehicles that look out of place. Suspicious activity should be reported to the Thousand Oaks Police Department by calling (805) 654-9511. In an emergency, always dial 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 types of crimes. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

Nature of Incident: Burglary Suspects Arrested
Report Number: 12-16419
Location: Bainbridge Court, Thousand Oaks, CA
Date & Time: July 21, 2012 @ 7:20 a.m.

Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department Investigations Bureau

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Tunney, Dillon Nicholas, Thousand Oaks, CA, 19
(S) Wiley, Leodis Jerald, Thousand Oaks, CA, 18Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sergeant Jeff Miller
Media Release Date: July 24, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Detective Guy Fadler / 805-494-8226
Approved by: Captain Steve Wade

 

VENTURA, CA - District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that a jury has convicted Isaac Gil (DOB: 11/24/1989) of second degree murder for the June 14, 2008, killing of Andrew Singler. Gil, a member of the Non Stop Krew (NSK) criminal street gang, stabbed Mr. Singler during a high school graduation party. NSK gang members started a fight in the early morning hours of June 14, 2008, and began attacking partygoers. The victim was stabbed in near total darkness. Investigators methodically contacted reluctant witnesses and ultimately obtained a recorded confession from Gil. The jury further convicted Gil for committing an act of street terrorism.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 30, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. in Department 27 of the Ventura County Superior Court. Gil faces 19 years to life in prison.

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

In the early morning hours, detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Oxnard Police Department and the Ventura Police Department, served search warrants and conducted probation searches at eight different locations in the cities of Ventura and Oxnard. This operation was conducted in reference to the ongoing homicide investigation in the unincorporated community of Saticoy on 6-27-12.

As a result of the operation, investigators seized ammunition, several guns, arrested two people for being under the influence of a controlled substance, and arrested one person for sales of a controlled substance. Investigators also seized various items of gang paraphernalia.

The homicide investigation is ongoing. The names of the arrested subjects will not be released due to the nature of the investigation. Anyone with information regarding the homicide is encouraged to call the Ventura County Crime Stoppers phone number below.

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).

Cabrillo Village Community and various other locations in Ventura and Oxnard
July 18, 2012 @ 7:00 a.m.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office
Oxnard Police Department
Ventura Police Department
Prepared by:
Sgt. Billy Hester
Media Release Date:
July 12, 2012
Follow-Up Contact:
Captain Don Aguilar: (805) 797-7349
Approved by:
Captain Chris Dunn

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

In July of 2011, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office was awarded a $65,000.00 grant from the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC). The primary goal of the grant was to reduce underage consumption of, and access to, alcohol.

Funding from this grant was applied to all locations within the Sheriff’s Office’s patrol areas, which includes all unincorporated areas and the Cities of Ojai, Fillmore, Camarillo, Moorpark, and Thousand Oaks. The grant operational period ran over a one year period of time and concluded June 30, 2012.

During the course of the year, deputies from the Sheriff’s Office worked closely with investigators from ABC. The grant funding provided equipment to enhance the deputies’ ability to conduct alcohol investigations and it also provided overtime funding for the following operations:

Fifty five (55) ABC CONTINUED »

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

This morning, at approximately 11:48 am, a bicyclist traveling in the bike lane eastbound on Avenida De Los Arboles, was struck by a vehicle also traveling eastbound on Avenida De Los Arboles. After the collision, the vehicle, a small, white pick up truck with ladders attached to the passenger side, did not stop and continued east on Avenida De Los Arboles toward Westlake Boulevard. The bicyclist was thrown from his bicycle and suffered unknown injuries. He was transported to Los Robles Hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact the Thousand Oaks Police Department’s Traffic Bureau at 805.494.8271.

Nature of Incident: Bicyclist struck by Hit and Run Driver
Report Number: RB#12-15696
Location: Avenida De Los Arboles at Kensington Avenue, Thousand Oaks
Date & Time: July 12, 2012 11:48 am
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department - Traffic Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(V) Adult Male Thousand Oaks 49
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sergeant B. Payton
Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau
Media Release Date: July 12, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Deputy Ryan Poynter
805.494.8271
Approved by: Captain Jim Fryhoff

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 7/11/12, a 19-year-old male was arrested after he attempted to steal a Sheriff’s patrol car and for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

At about 5:10 am, deputies responded to calls of a subject who was screaming in the area of Finrod Court and Evenstar Park in the Thousand Oaks area. The first deputy who arrived saw Cody Reiner (age 19) fully disrobed and walking through Evenstar Park yelling for unknown reasons. Reiner walked onto Bradbury Court where he was seen attempting to open the doors to parked vehicles.

The deputy confronted Reiner who ran past him and attempted to get into the driver’s seat of the police car. Reiner continued to yell incoherently and eventually charged at the deputy. The deputy deployed his Taser causing Reiner to fall on the ground. Reiner continued to resist but was taken into custody by the responding deputies.

Reiner was arrested for attempting to steal a police vehicle and being under the influence of a controlled substance. His bail was set at $10,000.

Nature of Incident: Disturbance / Arrest
Report Number: 12-15575
Location: 1000 block of Bradbury Court, Westlake CA, 91362
Date & Time: 07/11/12 5:10 am
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department - Patrol Services
Suspect City of Residence Age
Reiner, Cody Unknown 19
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sgt. Jason Robarts
Media Release Date: 07/12/12
Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Barbara Payton (805) 797-6438
Approved by: Captain J. Hernandez

 

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that on July 9, 2012, Oxnard resident Ulices Coria (DOB 09/03/1978) pled guilty to two felony counts of grand theft in violation of Penal Code section 487(a). Coria also admitted as true a special allegation that the value of the property taken exceeded $50,000 and the aggravated white collar crime enhancement.

Coria and co-defendant Jesus Garcilazo (DOB 01/06/1984) (AKA Jesus Garcilazo Mendoza, AKA Jesus Mendoza Garcilazo, AKA Jesus Mendoza) were partners who formerly operated a business named U&J Investments in Oxnard, California. Coria and Garcilazo promised their victims double digit returns on their investment monies which were purportedly going into various types of real estate investments in California, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. In reality, none of the victims’ monies were placed in bona fide real estate investments and the victims’ total losses exceeded $100,000.

Garcilazo has an active warrant for his arrest and his current whereabouts are unknown. Anyone with information regarding Garcilazo’s current location is asked to call the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office Real Estate Fraud Unit at (805) 662-1750. Under the terms of Coria’s plea agreement, he faces six months in jail, must pay full restitution to his victims and will be placed on formal felony probation for a term of five years. Had his case proceeded to trial, Coria faced a maximum prison sentence of eight years. Coria is scheduled to be sentenced on October 11, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 26, before the Honorable Bruce Young.

 

Oxnard, CA - The Oxnard Police Department and Ventura County District Attorney’s Office jointly announced today that the Superior Court approved their petition to remove 81 named individuals from the city’s two gang injunction lists. The individuals were removed from the gang injunction restrictions because they are no longer believed to be active gang members. This assessment was made by gang detectives from the Oxnard Police Department, and the petition and hearing was facilitated by the District Attorney’s Office.

Oxnard’s gang injunctions were issued in 2005 and 2006 in an effort to address a high number of crimes committed by gang members in Oxnard. Oxnard’s gang injunctions apply to two gangs – the Colonia Chiques and Southside Chiques. Since 1992, the Colonia Chiques gang is believed to be responsible for more than 2,000 crimes in Oxnard. The Southside Chiques are believed to be responsible for more than 1,000 crimes in Oxnard in recent years.

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

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with FOOD Share Ventura County and ABC7, are participating in a very worthwhile food drive campaign to benefit the food insecurity in our local communities. The campaign, launched as the Feed SoCal hunger initiative, runs from July 9 through July 29. FOOD Share barrels will be available at all Sheriff’s patrol station public lobbies for donations.

A special “Stuff the Truck” donation event will be held on Friday July 20 at the Thousand Oaks VONS supermarket located at 2048 Avenida De Los Arboles from 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

FOOD Share Ventura County provides food year-round to more than 74,500 children, adults, seniors, and families each month. Citizens can join in support of this great cause by donating non-perishable food items into the FOOD Share barrels at the below listed locations:

Camarillo Police Station – 3701 E. Las Posas Rd., Camarillo 93010
Fillmore Police Station – 524 Sespe Ave. Fillmore 93015
Headquarters Patrol Station- 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura 93009 - County Government Center
Moorpark Police Station – 610 Spring Rd., Moorpark 93021
Ojai Police Station – 402 S. Ventura St., Ojai 93023
Thousand Oaks Police Station – 2101 E. Olsen Rd., Thousand Oaks

For more information, visit www.foodshare.com

Nature of Incident: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Participating in Local Food Drive
Report Number: N/A
Location: Throughout Ventura County
Date & Time: July 9, 2012 through July 29, 2012
Unit Responsible: Sheriff’s Administration
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
N/A N/A N/A
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Captain Don Aguilar
Media Release Date: July 5, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Eric Buschow (805) 947-8129
Approved by: Captain Mike Hartmann

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

Between January 2007 and December 2009, suspect Amber Workman was the Treasurer for the Ojai Eagle Youth Football Organization, which is a non-profit program. She was responsible for accounting of funds coming into the non-profit and funds being paid out for items and services which benefited the Organization. Workman had access to the non-profits bank checking account as a signer on the account.

In 2010, the Ojai Eagles Youth Football Organization was notified by the State of California that their non-profit status was being suspended for failure to file tax returns from 2007 to 2009. The Ojai Eagle Youth Football Organization reviewed their bank statements from 2007 to 2009 and found that Workman obtained a debit card for the Organization’s bank account and began using the account for personal use.

The Ojai Eagle Youth Football Organization contacted the Sheriff’s Office and requested an investigation into the possible embezzlement by Workman.

After an extensive investigation by Ojai Detectives it was determined that Workman used the Ojai Eagles Youth Football Organization for personal use and embezzled between $35,000 to $49,000 beginning in 2007 and ending in 2009.

Workman was arrested for PC 487(a) – Grand Theft – Embezzlement and booked into the Ventura County Jail.

Nature of Incident: Ojai Eagles Youth Football Embezzlement Suspect Arrested
Report Number: 10-16308
Location: 1189 South Rice Road, Ojai, CA
Date & Time: 06/27/2012 @ 1:30 PM
Unit Responsible: Ojai Valley Station Patrol
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Amber Workman, Ojai, 42
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Detective Michael Harris
Media Release Date: 6/27/2012
Follow-Up Contact: Detective Michael Harris (805) 646-1414
Approved by: Captain Dave Kenney

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 06/26/12, at approximately 11:00 am, deputies from the Thousand Oaks Police Department responded to a residential burglary in progress in the 1400 block of Calle Tulipan.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered a female occupant of the residence was home alone when she heard a knock on the front door. The female looked out her bedroom window and did not recognize the suspects knocking on the door so she did not answer the door. A few moments later, the female heard the front door open and two suspects enter the residence. The female locked herself inside her bedroom and called 911. The suspects began ransacking the house and collecting items to steal.

Deputies quickly arrived on scene, at which time the suspects fled out the back door and into a drainage ditch behind the residence. A perimeter was established, however the suspects were not located.

The Ventura County and Los Angeles County areas have seen a recent increase in residential burglaries. Suspects will sometimes knock on doors to see if anyone is home before breaking in. They will even pose as solicitors in an effort to appear to have legitimate business. The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to encourage citizens to always lock their doors and windows when not at home. Always report any suspicious activity you may see in your neighborhood by contacting the police at (805) 654-9511. In an emergency, always call 911. Your information may produce a lead that could potentially solve a crime

Nature of Incident: Daytime Residential Burglary
Report Number: RB# 12-14422
Location: 1400 Block Calle Tulipan, Thousand Oaks, CA.
Date & Time: June 26, 2012 @ 11:00am
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department Investigation Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Hispanic Male
(S) Hispanic Male Unknown
Unknown 18-25
18-25
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Detective Mike McConville
Media Release Date: June 26, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Detective Guy Fadler (805) 494-8226
Approved by: Captain Stephen Wade

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).