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

Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies will take their oath to “serve” and protect to a new level. They’ll trade in their handcuffs and badges for menus and serving trays to assist servers at Bogart’s Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks on Thursday, August 23, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sheriff’s professional staff and volunteers will also be on hand to assist deputies in support of the event. The public is invited to enjoy a great meal and then “tip-a-cop.” Donations in the form of tips will benefit Ventura County Special Olympics. All tips are tax-deductible. There will be police vehicle displays, free giveaways for kids, McGruff the Crime Dog, and the Sheriff’s K-9’s.

Ventura County Special Olympics offers training and competition opportunities in 10 different year-round sports to people with intellectual disabilities at over 20 different training sites throughout Ventura County. This program not only provides physical fitness from participating in athletic competitions, but also encourages social interaction and community involvement. Special Olympics athletes will be working with deputies as they serve customers at Tip-A-Cop.

Tip-A-Cop events are one of the main fundraisers for the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The Torch Run is part of a year-round, grassroots fundraising campaign by law enforcement agencies to benefit their local Special Olympics programs. The Torch Run makes its debut annually in the month of June when members of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and Special Olympic Athletes carry the torch as it makes its way through Ventura County and continues to Long Beach for the start of the summer games.

Reservations at Bogart’s are not required, but can be made by calling (805) 494-4702 or online at www.muvico.com

Nature of Incident:
Sheriff’s Deputies Participating in Tip-A-Cop Event For Special Olympics
Location: Bogart’s Bar and Grill 166 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks
(inside the Muvico Theaters-The Oaks mall)
Date & Time: Thursday, August 23, 2012, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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: Senior Deputy Tim Lohman
Media Release Date: 8/16/12
Follow-Up Contact: Senior Deputy Tim Lohman (805) 947-8255
Approved by: Captain Don Aguilar

 


 
Monday, August 20, 2012

Over a dozen wildfires across California continue to threaten thousands of homes as over 7,000 firefighters work tirelessly to build containment around the fires. The hot temperatures and dry conditions continue to pose a challenge to firefighters.

Cooler temperatures are expected later this week, which will aid firefighters in their progress.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

Ponderosa Fire, Tehama/Shasta Counties (more info…)

Community of Manton

* 15,000 acres - 5% contained
* 3,500 of residences threatened

* Evacuation orders in effect

SHU Lightning Fire, Shasta County (more info…)

Buckhorn Ranch, off Fern Rd. near Whitmore

* 201 acres - 85% contained
* Expected containment Wednesday, August 22

Pass Fire, Mendocino County (more info…)

Mendocino Pass Rd, northeast of Covelo

* 5,130 acres - 10% contained

Mill Fire, CONTINUED »

 


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

On 8/10/12, the sheriff’s office concluded a month-long narcotics investigation into a drug dealer operating in the city of Moorpark. On this date, detectives with the East County Narcotics Team and the Moorpark Police Special Enforcement Detail arrested Miles Coughlin at a shopping center located at the intersection of Tierra Rejada and Spring Roads. Coughlin was arrested without incident and found in possession of prescription medication for sale. Evidence was located in Coughlin’s possession indicating that he was illegally selling the medication. This was Coughlin’s second arrest for possession of drugs for sale within the last few months.

During Coughlin’s arrest, detectives found a minor child in the vehicle. It was determined the minor was not involved in the illegal sales and was released to a guardian. Because of the potential dangerous situation involved in illegal drug dealing, Coughlin was also arrested for child endangerment.

Coughlin was booked at the East County Sheriff’s Jail with bail set at $20,000.00. He is due to be arraigned on 8/14/12.

Nature of Incident: Narcotics Arrest
Report Number: 12-18073
Location: Tierra Rejada Road and Spring Road, Moorpark
Date & Time: 8/10/2012, 12:30 P.M.
Unit Responsible: Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
Coughlin, Miles James Moorpark 19
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sgt. J. Rivera
Media Release Date: 8/14/2012
Follow-Up Contact: Captain Don Aguilar, 654-2417
Approved by: Captain Bill Flannigan

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).

 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Nearly a dozen wildfires continue to burn across California and over 8,000 firefighters are on the frontlines battling these fires. Above average temperatures coupled with extremely dry conditions are causing fires to burn very actively.

Afternoon and evening thunderstorms are expected over many of the mountains and higher elevations in northern California with dry lightning likely. The potential for lightning-sparked fires will be high.

Firefighters remain prepared and the public is urged to as well. ReadyForWildfire.org is a great resource for homeowners interested in preparing for wildfires.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

Buck Fire, Riverside County (more info…)

Sage Rd, Aguanga

* 3,800 acres - 5% contained
* Evacuation order in affect

Vallecito Lightning Complex, San Diego County (more info…)

Throughout Eastern San Diego County

* 9,325 acres - 15% contained
* 5 total fires, 3 of which are 100% contained

* Evacuation orders in effect

Wye Fire, Lake CONTINUED »

 
Santa Paula Police Department
Santa Paula Police Department

On 07-28-12 at approximately 7:40PM, Santa Paula Police received a call of a family disturbance in the 1100 Block of New St. Santa Paula. The caller stated that the disturbing party identified as Edgar Garcia 25 years, Santa Paula, was armed with a handgun. This was the second call at this address on this day regarding the disturbing party brandishing a handgun and threatening other family members. When Officers responded the first time, the disturbing party had left the location. When Officers arrived at the location the second time, they saw Garcia fleeing inside the garage and into the residence.

As the Officers approached the garage area, Garcia suddenly appeared from within the residence and fired at the Officers striking Reserve Officer Chad Peplinski. Reserve Officer Peplinski a four year Reserve veteran suffered no life threatening injuries. Garcia then fled inside the residence and to the rear yard area where Officer Hector Ramirez was confronted by Garcia. Garcia brandished a handgun at Officer Ramirez, who then fired at Garcia striking and injuring Garcia. Garcia was later pronounced deceased at the scene. Officer Hector Ramirez is a 12 year veteran officer with Santa Paula Police.

At the request of Santa Paula Police, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department Major Crimes Unit and the Professional Standards Bureau were called in to assist Santa Paula Police in conducting the investigation.

The investigation is continuing and both Officer Ramirez and Reserve Officer Peplinski have since been cleared to return to duty as of last week.

Ismael Cordero
Interim Police Chief

 
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).

 
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