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).

 

LOS ANGELES, CA - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today released The State of Human Trafficking in California 2012. The report outlines the growing prevalence of the crime of human trafficking in the state, the increasing involvement of sophisticated transnational gangs in perpetrating the crime and the modern technologies that traffickers use to facilitate it.

Attorney General Harris released the report at the Human Trafficking Leadership Symposium, hosted by the University of Southern California in partnership with Humanity United. Leaders from law enforcement, victim service groups, non-government organizations and other groups convened to discuss the report and consider best practices in the fight against forced labor and sex trafficking. U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and Mexico Attorney General Marisela Morales Ibáñez provided keynote remarks at the symposium.

“Human trafficking is a growing threat because criminal organizations have determined it is a low-risk, high-reward crime. We are here to change that calculus,” said Attorney General Kamala D. Harris. “We must counter the ruthlessness of human traffickers with our resolve, innovation and collaboration. Law enforcement must continue to get trained, gather data and work to shut down the human trafficking operations in our state.”

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Fire and Forest Officials Ask Public's Help to Stop Spread

Idyllwild, CA - The goldspotted oak borer (GSOB) has been detected in a recently-killed California black oak tree in the Riverside County mountain community of Idyllwild. Larvae extracted from under the tree bark were subjected to DNA analysis at the University of California Riverside and confirmed to be Agrilus auroguttatus, the scientific name for GSOB. This new detection of GSOB represents the first long-distance movement of the beetle from its known area of infestation in San Diego County, 40 miles to the south. It is believed to have made the jump from San Diego to Idyllwild through the movement of infested firewood. The infested tree is slated for immediate removal and disposal.

The GSOB is transported in oak firewood, so it is critical that Californians keep firewood local and not move it out of the area. Here are some immediate steps to help stop the spread of GSOB:

Use firewood from local sources - “Buy it Where you Burn It”
Leave firewood at home - do not transport it to recreational cabins, campgrounds or parks

“The public plays a key role in stopping the spread of the destructive GSOB,” said CAL FIRE Director and State Forester Ken Pimlott. “When choosing firewood make sure you buy it from a local source and not from out of the area. This infestation could have devastating effects on California and we all must work to stop its spread.”

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is collaborating with the University of California, the U.S. Forest Service and the County of Riverside to develop a rapid response plan for GSOB in San Jacinto forest communities. Surveys are already in progress to determine the extent of the infestation. Property owners in the Idyllwild area will be receiving additional information in the coming weeks on the GSOB and how to assess their own oak trees as well as a list of recommended contacts for questions. These infestations can be very destructive to our forests, communities, individual properties, and are extremely costly to control.

“This discovery of GSOB in Riverside County is of great concern,” said CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Chief John R. Hawkins. “These mountain communities have endured years of drought and bark beetle infestation and we need to work collaboratively with the public and all stakeholders to stop the GSOB from further destroying our forest and oak woodlands.”

Anyone planning to purchase or burn firewood is encouraged to visit www.firewood.ca.gov to learn how help stop the spread of GSOB and other pests through the movement of firewood. For more information on GSOB visit www.gsob.org.

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

On November 13, 2012 at 7:30 am, Fillmore Police patrol units were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in the 700 block of Island View Street in the city of Fillmore. Patrol deputies contacted the two occupants in the vehicle who were drinking beer and had marijuana in plain view.

The deputies searched the vehicle and discovered approximately 12 pounds of marijuana. Moreno and Burgin were arrested for the following charges: 182(a)(1) PC (Conspiracy), 11359 H&S (Possession for Sale of Marijuana) and 11360 H&S (Transportation of Marijuana). Moreno and Burgin were booked into the Ventura County Jail and bail set at $20,000.

Nature of Incident: Suspicious Vehicle Leads to Seizure of 12 Pounds of Marijuana
Report Number: 12-25456
Location: 700 Block of Island View Street, Fillmore, Ca
Date & Time: November 13, 2012 / 7:30 am
Unit Responsible: Fillmore Police Department
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Johnny Moreno, Fillmore, Ca., 29
(S) David Burgin, Redding, Ca., 26
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sgt. Anthony Aguirre
Media Release Date: November 13, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Anthony Aguirre 805-524-2235
Email: anthony.aguirre@ventura.org
Approved by: Captain Monica McGrath

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

After nearly five years as the chief of police of Moorpark, Captain Ron Nelson is moving to another assignment within the Sheriff’s Office beginning in January 2013.

Ron has not just been the chief of police of Moorpark. His hard work and dedication have been woven into the very fabric of the city itself.

Over the span of his career, Ron has left an indelible mark on the city. He began working as a patrol deputy assigned to Moorpark in 1989, and worked there for four years before being assigned as a detective in the city.

After working for several years as a detective and patrol supervisor, Ron returned again as the administrative sergeant for two years. Ron was also a resident of Moorpark for many years, so he has developed a personal connection with the city.

As the chief of police, Ron has helped steer Moorpark to an overall drop in crime of 34% in the past five years. He has strengthened partnerships with the community and increased the Volunteers in Policing program.

When Ron began his tenure as chief of police, the biggest complaint he received from residents was about graffiti. In 2007, there were 212 reports of graffiti in the city. So far in 2012, there have been 43 reports of graffiti, thanks to an anti-graffiti program he helped develop.

Mayor Janice Parvin, while saddened to see Ron move on, expressed her appreciation for all that’s been accomplished through his leadership. She noted he was recognized as Public Servant of the Year in 2010 by the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce. Mayor Parvin especially enjoyed that Captain Nelson had really immersed himself in the community. He attended almost every community event to support and help out even when his attendance as chief of police didn’t require it. She noted that Ron is the kind of person that is always there to serve the community.

Ron leaves behind some very big shoes to fill, and selecting the right person to be chief of police has not been an easy one. After considering qualified candidates recommended by Sheriff Dean, City Manager Steve Kueny has selected Captain Steve Wade.

Captain Wade has more than 33 years of dedicated service with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, and Steve will bring tremendous operational experience to the city. Steve currently manages the Investigations Bureau at the East County Sheriff’s Station, as well as the Special Enforcement Unit assigned to the city of Thousand Oaks.

Steve has a diverse law enforcement background in a variety of disciplines from tactical operations to strategic planning.

He has many years of SWAT and K-9 experience, as well as managing the Sheriff’s Headquarters Patrol Station and the Pre-Trial Detention Facility, where he managed hundreds of personnel and multi-million-dollar budgets.

Steve has collaborated with many private and public organizations to enhance the delivery of law enforcement services to communities throughout Ventura County.

The transition will take place during the next two months, with Captain Steve Wade assuming the responsibilities of chief of police sometime in January 2013.

Nature of Incident: Moorpark Police Chief Moving to New Assignment
Location: Moorpark Police Department 610 Spring Road, Moorpark, CA
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sgt. Eric Buschow
Media Release Date: Nov. 12, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Cmdr. Brent Kerr (805)371-8323
Approved by: Sheriff Geoff Dean / City Manager Steve Kueny

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

On November 8, 2012, at 12:26 PM, Moorpark patrol deputies responded to a call of a theft that had just occurred in the 4300 block of Lantern Lane in the City of Moorpark. Jonathon Dixon had been going door to door in the residential neighborhood selling cleaning products when he stole mail near the front door of a home. Deputies detained Dixon nearby on Laurelhurst Road and recovered the stolen mail. He was arrested for theft and booked at the East County Jail. The quick response and arrest of Mr. Dixon, along with the recovery of the stolen mail, would not have been possible without the help of alert residents in the area who noticed the suspicious behavior. In addition to the theft crime, it was discovered that Mr. Dixon and several others were soliciting door to door without the proper City “Solicitor’s Permit.”

Commercial solicitors going door to door in the City of Moorpark are required to have a “Solicitors Permit,” which can be obtained at Moorpark City Hall. The solicitor’s permit must be worn on the outer most garment, and clearly indicates that it was issued by the City of Moorpark. Residents are reminded to be careful when dealing with door-to-door solicitors, and to call law enforcement if they believe the solicitors are selling without the proper permits, or may be involved in other criminal activity. The fact a solicitor has a permit does not mean the solicitor may not have criminal intentions, but it does aid law enforcement in the event crimes occur.

Nature of Incident: Arrest of Theft Suspect
Report Number: 12-25100
Location: 13300 Block Laurelhurst Road, Moorpark
Date & Time: November 8, 2012 / 12:26 PM
Unit Responsible: Moorpark Patrol
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
Jonathon Dixon Missouri 20
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Captain Ron Nelson
Media Release Date: November 8, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Captain Ron Nelson (805) 532-2705
Approved by: Captain Cory Rubright

 
Delgado, Andrew - Camarillo Heights - 18 years old
Delgado, Andrew - Camarillo Heights - 18 years old

Nature of Incident:

Report Number: Arrest of Suspect for Cruelty of Animals / Dog Arson Case

12-24101

Location:
1000 – block of Mesa Drive, Camarillo Heights (Unincorporated Area)

Date & Time:
November 8, 2012 @ 10:30 a.m.

Unit Responsible:
Sheriff’s Detectives
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Delgado, Andrew Camarillo Heights 18
Narrative:

An 18-year-old Camarillo Heights resident was arrested Thursday for arson and animal cruelty after investigators determined he was responsible for deliberately setting fire to a dog on Oct. 27, 2012.

The suspect, Andrew Delgado, had doused his family’s three-year-old Basset hound, Buddy, with lighter fluid and ignited the dog in a ravine near his home. The dog later died as a result of severe burns he suffered during the incident.

Initial responding deputies, detectives, and the Ventura County Fire Department’s arson investigator conducted a thorough investigation in this case. After extensive interviews with witnesses and analysis of evidence collected at the scene, investigators identified Delgado as the suspect.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Delgado at his home Thursday. Investigators interviewed him and he admitted he was responsible for committing the crime. Delgado did not say why he burned his family’s dog, but said he was under the influence of drugs at the time.

Delgado was booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Ventura with bail set at $35,000. He is scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court on Nov. 13, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Ventura County Fire Department’s arson investigators as well as the residents of Camarillo for their support during this investigation.

Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sergeant Eric Buschow
Media Release Date: November 9, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Eric Buschow (805)947-8129
Captain Don Aguilar (805)797-7349
Approved by: Captain Don Aguilar

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

On October 23, 2012, a victim hired Flat Rate Movers, based out of Atlanta, Georgia, to move property from the victim’s former residence in Georgia to the victim’s new residence in Thousand Oaks, California. After the company took possession of the victim’s property, company personnel notified the victim of a delay in the transportation of her property and thousands of dollars in additional charges that had not been included in the original contract. Fearing she would not receive her property, the victim paid the additional money.

On November 4, 2012, a driver for Flat Rate Movers, (S) Jack Romanski, spoke with the victim by telephone. Romanski advised that several thousand more dollars were required or he would not deliver the victim’s property. Romanski told the victim that failure to pay the money would result in the victim never seeing the property again. He also warned the victim not to call the police. Investigation also led to the discovery that Flat Rate Movers LLC has a long history of customer complaints.

On November 4, 2012, Thousand Oaks Police Officers located Romanski and arrested him. The victim’s property was also recovered.

On November 6, 2012, Romanski was arraigned in Ventura County Superior Court on one felony count of extortion. He remains in custody at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility on $10,000.00 bail.

The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to warn its citizens to use caution when choosing a moving company. It is recommended that those preparing to hire a moving company go to www.protectyourmove.gov for helpful information.

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: Florida Man Arrested in Moving Company Fraud

Report Number: 12-24781
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Date & Time: November 6, 2012
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department
Sheriff’s East County Major Crimes Unit

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Romanski, Jack - Earlton, Florida - 44
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Detective Todd Welty
Media Release Date: November 7, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Detective Todd Welty / (805) 494-8224
Approved by: Captain Steve Wade

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

On November 5, 2012, at about 3:30 p.m. deputies from the Moorpark Patrol Station and officers from the California Highway Patrol responded to the area of Los Angeles Ave (S/R 118) and Grimes Canyon Road for a reported stabbing. Once on scene, officers discovered a 43 year old male with a stab wound to the chest. The suspected stabber, Paul Corona, was contacted at the scene and arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery for his wound. The victim and suspect apparently fought over a road rage incident. Information at the scene indicated a female in an older dark sedan may have witnessed all or part of the fight / stabbing. The Ventura County Sheriff's Office is looking for this woman or any other persons who may have witnessed the fight / stabbing.

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: Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Stabbing
Report Number: 12-24865
Location: S/R 118 at Grimes Canyon Road, Unincorporated area west of Moorpark
Date & Time: 11-5-12 @ 3:30 p.m.
Unit Responsible: Moorpark Patrol Station and East County Investigations
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Paul Corona, Caldwell, Idaho, 52
(V) Male, Oxnard, 43
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sergeant Victor Fazio
Media Release Date: 11-6-12
Follow-Up Contact: Detective Mike Ferguson (805) 494-8201
Approved by: Captain Ron Nelson

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

During the early morning hours, investigators from the Sheriff’s Gang Unit, Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau, Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit, Sheriff’s Intelligence Unit, Thousand Oaks Police Department, Moorpark Police Department, and Fillmore Police Department served simultaneous search warrants at various locations in Oxnard regarding on open gang investigation. Evidence and information gathered from these search warrants will be used to further this investigation.

As a result of these warrants, investigators made several arrests for unrelated crimes. Investigators arrested Rudy Garcia for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Investigators arrested Oscar Puga for possession for sales of marijuana. Investigators arrested Albanely Garcia for possession of over 1 ounce of marijuana and arrested Henry Najera for illegal gun transfer/possession and child endangerment.

Nature of Incident: Gang Search Warrants
Report Number: 12-12124
Location: Various locations, Oxnard, Ca.
Date & Time: October 30, 2012
Unit Responsible: Sheriff’s Gang Unit/Sheriff’s Major Crimes
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
Rudy Garcia
Oscar Puga
Albanely Garcia
Henry Najera Oxnard
Oxnard
Oxnard
Oxnard 20
22
21
62

Deputy Preparing Media Release:
Sergeant Billy Hester
Media Release Date: October 30, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Billy Hester, (805) 384-4727
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

A man was killed Friday morning when he was pulled into an auger after his shirt got caught and wrapped around the machinery.

The 30-year-old Oxnard resident was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. The accident took place in an agricultural field just outside the city limits of Santa Paula off of Peck Road.

Several workers were using a tractor with the auger on the back to dig post holes along the edge of a field of row crops when the accident occurred.

Representatives from CAL-OSHA are investigating the accident. The man’s identity is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

Nature of Incident: Worker Killed in Industrial Accident
Report Number: 12-24611
Location: Agricultural field south of Peck Road near Santa Paula
Date & Time: Nov. 2, 2012 @ 8:00 a.m.
Unit Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office
Cal-OSHA
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
V- (unidentified) Oxnard 30
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sgt. Eric Buschow
Media Release Date: Nov. 2, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Eric Buschow (805)947-8129
Approved by: Captain Don Aguilar

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

Investigators assigned to the Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail recently received reports of a subject selling marijuana in the 700 block of Mobil Avenue, Camarillo. An investigation into this matter resulted in the identification of Camarillo resident Tyler Dornbos as the suspect in this case.

On November 03, 2012, a search warrant was served at Dornbos’ apartment located at 750 Mobil Avenue in Camarillo. The search resulted in the seizure of over 4 ounces of marijuana along with other evidence consistent with marijuana sales. Additionally, investigators later determined Dornbos knowingly furnished marijuana to a minor.

Dornbos was arrested and booked at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility for furnishing marijuana to a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He remains in custody in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Nature of Incident: Narcotics Arrest
Report Number: 1221221212 12-24460
12-21953
Location: 700 block of Mobil Avenue, Camarillo, Ca.
Date & Time: November 03, 2012 @ 1:30 p.m.
Unit Responsible: Camarillo Police Department - Special Enforcement Detail
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Dornbos, Tyler
Camarillo, Ca.
18
Deputy Preparing Media Release:
Sergeant John Gleason
Media Release Date: November 03, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Deputy Francisco Jauregui (805) 947-8319
Approved by: Captain Mike Hartmann

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 Thousand Oaks Police Department’s Traffic Bureau is investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred at the intersection of Westlake Boulevard and Bay Drive. Christian Eitelbach was riding his motorcycle northbound on Westlake Boulevard approaching the intersection at Bay Drive. Cindy Nah was driving her car southbound on Westlake Boulevard attempting to make a left turn onto Bay Drive. As Nah was making her left turn, Eitelbach entered the intersection and collided into the passenger side of Nah’s car.

Eitelbach and Nah were both treated at the scene, and then transported by ambulance to Los Robles Hospital. Shortly after arrival at the hospital, Eitelbach was pronounced deceased due to injuries he sustained during the collision. Nah was treated for minor injuries.

The cause of the accident is still being investigated. Witnesses also reported that another motorcycle rider was traveling northbound on Westlake Boulevard in the area of the collision and may have witnessed this collision. Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is encouraged to call the Thousand Oaks Traffic Bureau at (805) 494-8271.

Nature of Incident: Fatal Traffic Collision
Report Number: 12-24725
Location: Westlake Boulevard @ Bay Drive
Date & Time: November 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
Christian Eitelbach
Cindy Nah Thousand Oaks
Simi Valley 19
21
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sergeant R. Harwood
Media Release Date: November 3, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant R. Harwood 805 947-8243
Approved by: Captain Mike Hartmann

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

At about 11:50 a.m. on October 29, 2012, the Moorpark Police Department received a call of a robbery that occurred in the parking lot of 11 W. Moorpark Avenue. A single Hispanic male suspect brandished a handgun and demanded the victim’s money. A scuffle ensued over property before the suspect fled the scene with a female in a light colored sport utility vehicle. The suspect is described as about a 45 to 55 year old Hispanic male with black hair, about 5’6” tall and 200 pounds.

At about 8:40 p.m on October 30, 2012, the Moorpark Police Department received another call of a robbery at 75 East High Street. Two Hispanic males confronted a single male victim in the rear parking lot of Corrigans. One of the suspects brandished a handgun and demanded the victim’s money. The suspects obtained property from the victim and fled the scene in a light colored sport utility vehicle. The first suspect is described as about a 20 to 30 year old Hispanic male with black hair, about 5’5” tall and a slender build. The second suspect is described as an 18 to 20 year old Hispanic male with a shaved head, about 6’2” tall and 220 pounds.

Fortunately, nobody was injured in either of these incidents. As of this time, investigators have not determined whether the two crimes are connected. Anyone with information is asked to contact the East County Major Crimes Unit at (805) 494-8201.

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will also 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: Robbery Investigation
Report Numbers: 12-24227 & 12-24407
Locations: 11 W. Moorpark Avenue, Moorpark, CA
75 East High Street, Moorpark, CA
Dates & Times: October 29, 2012 @ 11:50 a.m.
October 30, 2012 @ 8:35 p.m.
Unit Responsible: Moorpark Police Department
Sheriff’s East County Major Crimes Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
Hispanic Male, Unknown, 45-50
Hispanic Male, Unknown, 18-20
Hispanic Male, Unknown, 20-30
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sergeant Jeff Miller
Media Release Date: October 31, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Detective Roger Kelley / (805) 494-8201
Approved by: Captain Ron Nelson

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

A three-year-old basset hound has died of injuries suffered early Saturday morning, when someone had poured lighter fluid on the animal and set it aflame in a ravine just outside the Camarillo city limit.

A neighbor saw a small fire in the ravine and contacted the Ventura County Fire Department. When firefighters arrived on scene to extinguish the fire, they found Buddy suffering from severe burns.

Arson investigators from the Ventura County Fire Department, as well as from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Bomb/Arson Unit initiated an investigation to determine who was responsible for this crime.

Investigators collected evidence from the scene and interviewed Buddy’s owner. No arrests have been made, and the investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Darren Smith at (805)383-8740.

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: Dog Dies From Injuries After Being Deliberately Set Aflame
Report Number: 12-24101
Location: 1000 – block of Mesa Drive, Camarillo Heights (Unincorporated Area)
Date & Time: Oct. 27, 2012 @ 3:20 a.m.
Unit Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Bomb/Arson Unit
Ventura County Fire Department Arson Investigators
Ventura County Animal Services
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sgt. Eric Buschow
Media Release Date: Oct. 30, 2012
Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Eric Buschow (805)947-8129
Approved by: Captain Don Aguilar