01/22/13
Narcotics Violation
3rd St. / B St.
Vandalism
800 Blk Oliver
Theft ID
600 Blk River
Keep the Peace
A St. / Gasway Dr.
Illegal Entry
900 Blk Blaine
Threats
B St. / Ventura
1100 Blk El Paseo
01/23/13
Fight
1st St. / Central
Theft
A St. / Chambersburg
200 Blk Casner
01/24/13
Keep the Peace
1000 Blk Oliver
Trespass
200 Blk McNab
Search Warrant
200 Blk Olive (2)
400 Blk 2nd St.
Drunk in Public
300 Blk Central
Theft
500 Blk A St.
Threats
250 E Telegraph
01/25/13
Search Warrant
300 Blk Central
01/26/13
Arson
900 Blk 1st St.
Suspicious Pkg/Ltr
900 Blk Ventura
Vilation Restraining Order
700 Blk River
Theft Vehicle
1300 Blk Cottonwood
01/27/13
Burglary Vehicle
700 Blk Santa Fe
01/28/13
Theft
1100 Blk Ventura
Search Warrant
60 Blk Orient
Theft Vehicle
60 Blk D St.

 


 

01/15/13
Narcotics Violation
4th St. / A St.
Keep the Peace
1300 Blk Ventura
Theft
30 Blk E. Telegraph
Fight
Saratoga / Sespe
01/16/13
Search Warrant
400 Blk Cook
Battery
500 Blk A St.
Cruelty to Animals
700 Blk Ventura
Keep the Peace
1000 Blk Howard
01/17/13
500 Blk 1st St.
Search Warrant
700 Blk 5th St.
300 Blk Bard
01/18/13
Dead Body
300 Blk McCampbell
Search Warrant
900 Blk Sespe (2)
1000 Blk Ortega
200 Blk Mt. View
Threats
250 E. Telegraph
Theft
600 Blk Ventura
Narcotics Violation
Palm St. / Santa Clara
Fight
500 Blk A St.
Shoplifter in Custody
600 Blk Ventura
01/19/13
Battery
500 Blk Central
Burglary Vehicle
600 Blk River
Theft Vehicle
700 Blk 5th St.
Theft Other
7000 Blk 5th St./
Keep the Peace
200 Blk Santa Clara
01/20/13
Vandalism
200 Blk Palm
Stolen Vehicle
500 Blk Old Telegraph
01/21/13
Search Warrant
200 Blk Cherrywood
Stolen Vehicle
600 Blk Ventura
Vandalism
200 Blk Village Sq.
900 Blk 3rd St.
Theft Vehicle
600 Blk Fillmore

 


 

01/08/13
Theft Vehicle
1000 Blk Howard
Vandalism
500 Blk Santa Clara
Theft
200 Blk Main
Stolen Vehicle-Recovered
200 Blk Santa Clara
01/09/13
Vandalism
4th St. / Mt. View
Threats
500 Blk Sespe
Stolen Vehicle-Recovered
Arrasmith / Harthorn
Burglary Vehicle
250 E. Telegraph Rd.
Theft Vehicle
500 Blk Walker
Searech Warrant
400 Blk Fillmore
01/10/13
Theft ID
70 Blk S. Pacific
Forgery
400 Blk 1st St.
Elder Abuse
200 Blk Saratoga
Vandalism
700 Blk Ventura
Theft Vehicle
800 Blk Santa Clara
01/11/13
Burglary Residential
250 E. Telegraph
Vandalism
400 Blk Mt. View
300 Blk Central
Threats
900 Blk Wileman
500 Blk Saratoga
Search Warrant
200 Blk Palm
Narcotics Violation
100 Blk Ventura
01/12/13
Fight
Saratoga / Sespe
Stolen Vehicle
200 Blk N C St.
Search Warrant
700 Blk Ventura
Cruelty to Animals
200 Blk Rhodes Ct.
01/13/13
Vandalism
900 Blk Lewis
Burglary Vehicle
600 Blk River
Search Warrant
600 Blk Santa Clara
Cruelty to Animals
D St. / River St.
01/14/13
Theft Vehicle
200 Blk Palm
Robbery-Alarm
600 Blk Ventura
Search Warrant
600 Blk Santa Clara
400 Blk 2nd St.
400 Blk Saratoga
Theft
500 Blk Clay

 

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

Nature of Incident: Financial Planner Arrested for Embezzling from Elderly Victim
Report Number: 12-24293
Location: 900 Block of Broadbeck Drive, Newbury Park
Date & Time: 02/19/13 @ 10:00 AM
Unit Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office / Major Crimes Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
Hormell, Rod Scott Newbury Park 56
Narrative:

A Newbury Park Financial Planner was arrested today following the execution of a search warrant at his business and home.

In October 2012, a concerned family member made a report with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office alleging Rod Hormell embezzled monies from the 89 year old victim while employed as her financial planner. Detectives assigned to the Major Crimes Unit conducted an investigation and developed sufficient probable cause to arrest Hormell for Financial Elder Abuse & Money Laundering.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is committed to protecting the elderly citizens within our community. We encourage anyone who believes they were victimized by Hormell, to contact the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office / Major Crimes Unit.

Deputy Preparing Media Release: Detective Russell King
Media Release Date: 02/19/13
Follow-Up Contact: Detective Russell King (805) 384-4731
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).

 
Santa Paula Police Department
Santa Paula Police Department

On Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at approximately 1106 hours, Santa Paula Police officers observed wanted subject, Ricardo Garcia, driving westbound on Highway 126 at Briggs Road. Garcia was wanted by the Santa Paula Police Department for a domestic violence incident that occurred on February 8, 2013. Garcia was also found to have an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest for a violation of the terms and conditions of his probation.

As Garcia passed Palm Ave. officers attempted to stop Garcia. As the police vehicle moved into position Garcia immediately began to flee at a high rate of speed. A vehicle pursuit ensued as Garcia fled on city streets and at times on the freeway. The pursuit terminated in the 300 blk. of Lucada St. where Garcia exited his vehicle and fled into a nearby residence. A perimeter was established around the residence to prevent Garcia from escaping. Shortly thereafter Garcia was instructed to exit the residence however, he refused. The Santa Paula Police treated the situation as a barricaded subject incident and the Special Response Team was activated. A 4 hour stand-off ended when Garcia exited the residence and was taken into custody without further incident.

Garcia was charged with felony evading, narcotics violations, and felon in possession of ammunition.

Jeremy Watson
Sergeant / SPPD

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

On 02-18-13 at approximately 4:50 AM, the Thousand Oaks Police Department responded to a call of a burglary in progress in the 700 block of Capitan Street. The call was initiated after a resident discovered a male suspect wearing all black clothing inside his house. Deputies quickly arrived on scene and began searching the area for the suspect.

Deputies saw a person matching the suspect’s description riding a bicycle in the neighborhood and stopped him. They identified this person as Arturo Fuentes out of Oxnard CA. After conducting an investigation, there was cause to believe Fuentes was responsible for entering the victim’s house, stealing property, and then fleeing after being discovered. It was also later determined that the bicycle Fuentes was riding was stolen from a resident on Cypress Street.

Later in the morning, two additional residential burglaries and two stolen vehicles were reported to the Thousand Oaks Police Department. These incidents all occurred within a short distance of Capitan Street. An alert officer with the Oxnard Police Department spotted one of these stolen vehicles in his jurisdiction. He detained a male subject, who was identified as Guillermo Garcia, exiting the driver side of the vehicle. Garcia was in possession of stolen property from one of the other residential burglaries on Birch Hill Street in Newbury Park. He was arrested for theft of a vehicle and residential burglary.

Fuentes and Garcia are both in custody in the Ventura County Jail pending their arraignments in Superior Court.
The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to remind residents that there have been increases in residential burglaries throughout the city and to stay alert of suspicious activity. We encourage all citizens to report suspicious activity immediately by calling (805) 654-9511 or “911” in an emergency.

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for these crimes. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

Nature of Incident: Residential Burglary Arrests
Location: 700 block of Capitan Street, Newbury Park, CA
Date & Time: 02-18-13 @ 4:50 AM
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department / East County Investigations
Suspect City of Residence Age
Fuentes, Arturo Oxnard, CA 20
Garcia, Guillermo Oxnard, CA 22
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sergeant Alan Hartkop
Media Release Date: 2-18-13
Follow-Up Contact: Det. Woof 805-494-8227
Approved by: Captain Dave Wareham

 

LOS ANGELES, CA - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced a settlement with Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc. that will require court-enforceable improvements of staffing levels and quality of care at the chain’s 20 facilities. The nursing homes are comprised of 2,360 beds throughout California, most of which are in the Los Angeles region.

The agreement empowers Attorney General Harris to appoint an independent monitor who will ensure compliance with California’s staffing laws and conduct an ongoing evaluation of quality of care and staffing sufficiency at all of Skilled’s 20 facilities.

“This is a case about neglect and abuse of California’s elders by a facility that was supposed to protect and care for them,” said Attorney General Harris. “This agreement ensures that the elderly occupying Skilled’s 2,360 beds will receive better and higher quality care. At a time when California’s elderly population is growing twice as fast as the general population, family and friends should have peace of mind that their loved ones are being well cared for when they are in a nursing home setting.”

The independent monitor will make regular reports to the Attorney General and conduct surprise inspections of Skilled’s nursing homes for two years. The cost of the monitor, estimated to be $350,000 a year, will be paid for by Skilled.

The Attorney General’s enforcement action stems from 76 citations and 209 deficiencies issued by the California Department of Public Health to Skilled’s nursing facilities from 2008 to 2012. Specifically, the citations and deficiencies were issued because of Skilled’s failure to prevent pressure ulcers, dehydration, malnutrition, over-medication and medication errors, deficient catheter care, urinary incontinence, and naso-gastric feeding care practices.

This case was investigated and prosecuted by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse (BMFEA). Attorney General Harris has created specialized BMFEA teams in Sacramento and Los Angeles composed of legal and nursing professionals to combat abuse, neglect and poor quality of care in California’s nursing homes.

Earlier this week, Attorney General Harris charged a Sacramento-area residential care provider with manslaughter for negligence that directly led to a patient’s death. In January, Attorney General Harris announced a three year state prison sentence for a nurse who pled no contest to “convenience drugging.”

Skilled and its subsidiaries operate nursing homes in Fresno, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and Santa Barbara counties. A complete list of the facilities and the settlement document is attached to the on-line version of this press release.

 
Police ask anyone with information to contact them
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

A man robbed the Citibank branch located at 974 S. Westlake Blvd Thursday afternoon. The man approached one teller and demanded cash. The man then went to a second unsuspecting teller and demanded cash from that teller. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the man exited the bank and was last seen running across the parking lot north of the bank.

No one was injured during the robbery. Witnesses described the suspect as a white male in his late 20’s. He was wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, dark colored hat and sunglasses.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact detectives with the Sheriff’s Office at (805) 494-8201.

Nature of Incident: Thousand Oaks Bank Robbery
Report Number: 13-3409
Location: Citibank, 974 S. Westlake Blvd., Thousand Oaks
Date & Time: Feb. 14, 2013 / 3:00 p.m.
Unit Responsible: East County Major Crimes Unit & Federal Bureau of Investigation
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(V) Citibank
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Detective Todd Welty
Media Release Date: Feb. 15, 2013
Follow-Up Contact: Detective Todd Welty (805) 494-8224 / (805) 947-8288
Approved by: Captain Cory Rubright
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 02/15/2013, at approximately 5:00 PM, Camarillo deputies responded to a disturbance call, in the 100 block of Gardenia Ave. Deputies made contact with a 46 year old male subject at the residence, identified as John Patrick Hail. As deputies were talking to Hail from a distance, he became uncooperative, retreated back into the residence, and refused to open the door. Deputies also learned that a female subject was inside the house as well. Deputies tried to re-contact Hail without success, and secured the scene.

In the past, deputies have responded to numerous disturbance calls at the residence, including once earlier in the day. They were aware that Hail had been acting irrationally and that he was also wanted on a misdemeanor narcotics warrant.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team and Tactical Negotiations Unit responded to the scene. The Tactical Negotiations Unit made contact with Hail and was able to determine that the female subject inside the residence was his mother. After several hours of negotiating, deputies determined that there did not appear to be any threat towards the mother. Instead of forcing a confrontation, deputies removed themselves from the situation and cleared the area.

At approximately 4:54 AM this morning, deputies assigned to watch the residence observed Hail walk out, get into a vehicle and drive off. Hail initially failed to yield to lights and sirens and led deputies on a low speed pursuit to the City of Oxnard. He eventually yielded at Rose Avenue and Gonzalez Road, where he was taken into custody without further incident. He was booked at the main jail for the warrant and misdemeanor evading. Hail’s mother was unharmed.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office used the VC Alert system at the beginning and conclusion of this incident, to provide information to residents in the area.

Nature of Incident: Barricaded Subject
Report Number: 13-3504
Location: 100 Block of Gardenia Ave, Camarillo, CA
Date & Time: 02/15/2013 @ 5:00 PM
Unit Responsible: Community Resource Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
John Patrick Hail Camarillo 46
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sergeant John Franchi
Media Release Date: 02/16/2013
Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant John Franchi / 805-947-9363
Approved by: Captain J. Hernandez

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

The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to warn the residents of an increase in residential burglaries. In recent weeks, we have seen an increase in burglaries in the area of Erbes Road, between Sunset Hills Road and Avenida De Los Arboles.

The burglaries are being committed during day and evening hours. The thieves are using unlocked doors to enter the residences. The items being targeted are jewelry and electronics.

The Thousand Oaks Police Department is recommending residents keep valuables in a safe place and document serial numbers. We would also like to remind residents to keep their doors locked, especially when they are not home.
We urge residents to report suspicious activity in their neighborhoods. If a person or vehicle appears out of place, contact the police at (805) 654-9511. In an emergency, always call 911. The information you provide may produce a lead that could potentially solve a crime.

Nature of Incident: Increased Residential Burglaries
Location: North end of Thousand Oaks
Date & Time: 02-12-13 @ 10:00 AM
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department / East County Investigations
Suspect City of Residence Age
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Senior Deputy Timothy Lohman
Media Release Date: 2-11-13
Follow-Up Contact: Det. Nickels 805-494-8228
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).

 

SAN FRANCISCO - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris expressed her condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the Riverside police officer who died in the line of duty today:

“This officer's death is a senseless loss,” Attorney General Harris said. “His service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Our hearts go out to his family and friends, and to the Riverside Police Department.”

The 34-year-old officer died this morning in the city of Riverside. His name is not being released while the search for the suspect continues.

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

Camarillo Special Enforcement detectives received information that Thomas Long and Melody Knoblauch were using and possessing Methamphetamine at their residence in the upscale-gated community of Sterling Hills in the 2800 block of Diamond Drive in the City of Camarillo. After a three-month investigation, a search warrant was obtained for Long, Knoblauch and their residence.

On 02/07/2013, detectives conducted a search of Long and Knoblauch’s residence where a quantity of Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and prescription narcotics were found. Investigators also located a shotgun inside the residence. Long was a prohibited felon in possession of a firearm under California state law.

Long was subsequently booked into the Sheriff’s Main Jail, bail set at $55,000, for the following charges:

• Possession of Controlled Substance
• Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance
• Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia
• Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Knoblauch was subsequently booked into the Sheriff’s Main Jail, bail set at $20, 000, for the following charges:
• Possession of Controlled Substance
• Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance
• Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia

Floyd was subsequently booked into the Sheriff’s Main Jail, bail set at $5,000, for the following charge:
• Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance

Nature of Incident: Narcotics Arrests
Report Number: 13-2915
Location: 2800 block Diamond Drive, Camarillo
Date & Time: 02/07/2013, 2:55 PM
Unit Responsible: Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
Thomas Long Camarillo 55
Melody Knoblauch Camarillo 52
Tom Floyd Camarillo 52
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Detective Paul Krueger
Media Release Date: 02/08/2013
Follow-Up Contact: Detective Paul Krueger 805-388-5100
Approved by: Captain M. Smith 805-654-9511

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

Detectives concluded a two-month investigation into an attempted robbery that occurred on December 20, 2012. Two male suspects attempted to take two bicycles from two victims at the North Oaks Coin Laundry. During the robbery, one of the suspects brandished a knife. The victims struggled with the suspects, with the suspects eventually leaving without the victims’ bicycles. The incident was captured on surveillance video.

The investigation led the detectives to the two suspects. On February 6, 2013, detectives from the Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Gang Unit served search warrants at both suspects’ residences. Detectives located property linking both suspects to the crime.

Both suspects were arrested for 664/211 PC – Attempted Robbery and lodged into the Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility.

Nature of Incident: Attempted Robbery Search Warrant / Arrest
Report Number: 12-28282
Location: 900 Block of Camino La Maida Thousand Oaks, Ca.
1400 Block of Calle Tulipan Thousand Oaks, Ca.
Date & Time: 02/06/13 @ 07:00 AM
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department – Special Enforcement Gang Unit.
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sergeant Dan Hawes
Media Release Date: 02/06/13
Follow-Up Contact: Detective Richard LaSecla (805) 371-8335
Approved by: Captain Mike Hartmann

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

On 2/5/2013, the Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit concluded a two month investigation of a Moorpark resident who was selling marijuana from his residence. The investigation led to the arrest of Alexander Marvin, age 19. Information was received from the Moorpark Police investigative unit that Marvin was illegally selling marijuana from his residence and possibly to high school students. Sheriff narcotic detectives initiated an investigation which led to the arrest.

At 5:45 p.m., narcotics detectives detained Marvin after observing him conduct several illegal drug transactions within the city of Moorpark. Detectives searched Marvin’s person and discovered marijuana packaged for sale and proceeds they suspect were from the illegal transactions.

A search warrant was served at Marvin’s residence located at the 12000 block of London Grove Court. During the search of the residence, detectives located additional marijuana, a small amount of cocaine, a large sum of currency determined to be proceeds from the illegal sales, and evidence that Marvin was actively involved in the illegal sales of marijuana.

Marvin was arrested and booked into the East County Jail for possession of marijuana for sale. Additional charges are pending as this investigation is continuing. Marvin’s bail is set at $50,000 and he is scheduled for arraignment on 2/7/2013 at 1:30 p.m.

Nature of Incident: Narcotics Arrest
Report Number: 13-2758
Location: 12000 Block of London Grove Court, Moorpark
Date & Time: 2/5/2013, 5:45 p.m.
Unit Responsible: Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, East County Street Team
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
Alexander Marvin Moorpark 19
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sgt. Jose Rivera
Media Release Date: 2/6/2013
Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Jose Rivera, (805) 383-8700
Approved by: Captain Stephen Wade

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

On 02/04/13, the Camarillo Police Department received numerous calls of shots being fired in the area of Barry and Fulton Streets. Deputies responded to the area and learned a 22 year old male victim had been injured as a result of the shooting. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated for his injury and released. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Bureau and Crime Scene Investigation Unit responded to the scene as well.

The Camarillo Police Department and Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is asking that anyone who may have witnessed or has information related to this crime, to please contact Sergeant John Gleason @ 805-384-4727.

Nature of Incident: Attempt Homicide
Report Number: 13-2683
Location: Barry Street and Fulton Street, Camarillo, Ca
Date & Time: 02/04/13 @ 10:27 PM
Unit Responsible: Camarillo Patrol / Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
V – Male Camarillo 22
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sergeant John M. Franchi
Media Release Date: 02/05/13
Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant John Gleason / 805-384-4727
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

On February 11, 2013, family members and friends of inmates currently incarcerated in the Ventura County Sheriff’s Jail facilities will have the ability to correspond with the inmate electronically. The Sheriff, in partnership with Ventura County Information Technology Services Department (ITSD) will launch the “email an inmate” program.

This fee-based service, developed by Ventura County ITSD staff, will provide another option for communication between inmates and members of the community. Inmates currently receive postcards from family and friends, in addition to magazines and books directly from the publisher. There is no restriction on legal or governmental correspondence.

The email program was designed to provide a contemporary and efficient means for information to be shared with an inmate. The email will be printed and delivered to the inmate; however the inmate will not be able to respond electronically. Inmates are able to contact members of the community via US Mail in the form of postcards, letters, greeting cards, or by telephone, or weekly visits.

In the initial phase of this program, only text will be allowed. Each email has a maximum of 4500 characters (equivalent to one page). The emails are available in quantities of :
10 ($10.00 + 1.50 processing fee),
25 ($23.75 + 1.50 processing fee), and
50 ($45.00 + 1.50 processing fee).

Each inmate may receive 5 emails per day, per sender.

The revenue generated from this program offsets the operational costs and credit card processing fee associated with program delivery. All revenue exceeding the operational costs is deposited into the Inmate Welfare Fund (IWF) Trust account. By law, the IWF Trust exists for the sole purpose of funding education, vocation, recreation and reentry programs for the inmate population.

Members of the community who are interested in sending an email to an inmate may do so via the Sheriff’s website, www.vcsd.org. Click on the “VCSD Jail - Inmate Information” icon and complete the form to locate the inmate. Once the inmate’s record has been located, the community member will be able to click on the button “email” and register their billing and contact information and send the email.

Nature of Incident: New Program – Email an Inmate
Location: www.VCSD.org VCSD Jail - Inmate Information Icon
Date & Time: February 11, 2013
Unit Responsible: Detention Services Division
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Commander Linda Oksner
Media Release Date: February 5, 2013
Follow-Up Contact: Commander Linda Oksner, (805) 933-8505

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).

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today filed a lawsuit against one of the nation’s major credit rating companies for inflating its ratings of structured finance investments, which caused California’s public pension funds and other investors to lose billions of dollars.

The complaint, filed today in San Francisco Superior Court, alleges that the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. and Standard and Poor’s Financial Services LLC violated the False Claims Act and other state laws by using a ratings process based on what senior executives described as “magic numbers” and “guesses.”

“For years, S&P placed its priority on maintaining its market share, instead of the investors who trusted in its supposedly objective ratings,” said Attorney General Harris. “When the housing bubble burst, S&P’s house of cards collapsed and California paid the price—in billions. S&P must be held accountable for its conduct that contributed to one of our country’s worst financial crises.”

Investors relied on S&P and its competitors to rate these securities because they had access to only general descriptions of the assets backing their investments, which often included mortgages. California’s public pension funds also relied on S&P because they are often required to buy securities that received a coveted “AAA” rating, signaling that the investment was top-tier and bore minimal risk.

The complaint alleges that CONTINUED »

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

On 01/11/2013, Deputies from the Camarillo police station conducted a traffic enforcement stop on an Acura sedan in the city of Camarillo and identified the driver as Baldomero Alamillo. While talking to Alamillo, the deputies smelled an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, a loaded semi-automatic handgun and additional ammunition was located. A records check on the handgun revealed Alamillo was not the registered owner. The deputies attempted to locate the registered owner of the handgun, with negative results.

During the investigation, Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail detectives located and contacted the registered owner of the handgun. The owner of the handgun told investigators that the handgun that was recovered from Alamillo’s vehicle, along with three other firearms and property were stolen sometime in 2008; the other three firearms were not recovered by our investigators.

On 02/01/2013, deputies from the Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail (SED) and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Gang Unit (SGU) served a search warrant at Alamillo’s residence in the city of Santa Paula. A search of Alamillo’s vehicle and residence revealed Alamillo was in possession of marijuana and cocaine, along with corresponding evidence indicating he is involved in narcotic sales. Two additional firearms and ammunition were also located and seized as evidence.

Alamillo was arrested and booked at the Ventura County Main Jail for PC 496(a)-Possession of Stolen Property and H&S 11351-Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sale.

Anyone having information about this case should call Detective Francisco Jauregui at 805-388-5113, or if you wish to remain anonymous, the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Nature of Incident: Firearms and Narcotic Arrest
Report Number: 13-830 and 13-2351
Location: 400 Block Acacia Road, Santa Paula
Date & Time: February 1, 2013 at 9:05 a.m.
Unit Responsible: Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail and Sheriff’s Gang Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Baldomero Alamillo Santa Paula 28
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Deputy Francisco Jauregui
Media Release Date: February 1, 2013
Follow-Up Contact: Deputy Francisco Jauregui
Approved by: Captain Bruce Macedo

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

The City of Thousand Oaks has experienced a recent increase in thefts of property from vehicles and open garages. The suspects in these cases have targeted both unlocked cars with items in plain view, and open garage doors that allow easy access.

On February 1, 2013, the Thousand Oaks Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit received information from a reliable source that (S) Tommy Gonzales was in possession of numerous items that were stolen from vehicles and open garages during the past month. Information was also received that (S) Gonzales was receiving this stolen property in exchange for cash and/or drugs.

On February 2, 2013, the Special Enforcement Unit served a search warrant at (S) Gonzales’ residence with the assistance of the Thousand Oaks Police Department’s Investigative Bureau and Patrol Services.

Numerous items of stolen property were located at the residence and the investigation is continuing as to who the rightful owners are. It is believed the stolen property is primarily from the Newbury Park area within the City of Thousand Oaks. During the investigation (S) Gonzales and (S) Ramos admitted to receiving the stolen property from other persons.

While searching the residence detectives located evidence that indicated (S) Gonzales was in possession of marijuana for sale, and in possession of controlled substances for sale. The investigation revealed that (S) Gonzales and (S) Sevilla have two children together; a 4-year-old boy and a 6-month-old boy. Due to the children’s access to the contraband, the drugs and/or drug paraphernalia, and the exposure of the children to persons selling stolen property and/or purchasing drugs at the residence a DEC (Drug Endangered Children) investigation was initiated. Ventura County Child Protective Services Agency was requested to respond to the location. Child Protective Services conducted their own investigation and ultimately took the two children into protective custody.

(S) Gonzales was arrested for four felony counts: 273a(a) PC – Child Endangerment, 496(a) PC - Possession of stolen property, 11351 H&S – Possession for sale of a controlled substance, and 11359 H&S – Possession for sale of marijuana. He was booked at the East County Jail on $50,000.00 bail.

(S) Sevilla was arrested for one felony count: 273a(a) PC – Child Endangerment. She was booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility on $50,000.00 bail.

(S) Ramos was arrested for one felony count: 496(a) PC – Possession of stolen property. He was booked at the East County Jail on $10,000.00 bail.

The Thousand Oaks Police Department would not have located these suspects without this crucial tip from the public. Citizens are encouraged to report any suspicious activity, as it may lead to the piece of the puzzle that can solve a crime. Citizens are also reminded to lock their cars, avoid leaving items of value in their cars, and assure they close their garage doors.

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: Receiving Stolen Property Search Warrant / Arrest
Report Number: 13-2506
Location: 100 block of Hope Road, Thousand Oaks, Ca.
Date & Time: 02/02/13 @ 7:00 PM
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department - Special Enforcement Unit / Investigations Bureau / Ventura County Child Protective Services
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Gonzales, Tommy John
(S) Sevilla, Sonia
(S) Ramos, Michael
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sergeant Dan Hawes
Media Release Date: February 3, 2013
Follow-Up Contact: Detective Matt Theobald (805) 371-8396 for thefts from vehicles
Detective Jason Christmann (805) 371-8332 for the Child Endangerment and drug charges.
Approved by: Captain J. Hernandez

 

OAKLAND, CA - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris filed a civil lawsuit on February 1 against BP West Coast Products, BP Products North America, Inc. and Atlantic Richfield Company for allegedly violating state laws governing hazardous materials and hazardous waste by failing to properly inspect and maintain underground tanks used to store gasoline for retail sale at more than 780 gas stations in California.

“Safe storage of gasoline is not only common sense, it is essential to protecting the integrity of California’s groundwater resources,” Attorney General Harris said. “California’s hazardous waste laws safeguard public health and this lawsuit ensures proper maintenance of the tanks that store fuel beneath California’s communities.”

Attorney General Harris was joined in this enforcement action by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley, Glenn County District Attorney Robert Maloney, Merced County District Attorney Larry D. Morse II, Nevada County District Attorney Clifford Newell, Placer County District Attorney R. Scott Owens, San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos, Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager and Yuba County District Attorney Patrick McGrath.

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