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

During the month of August 2013, the Thousand Oaks Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit was conducting an investigation in which a document criminal street gang member and convicted felon was in possession of weapons and ammunition.

On August 29, 2013, the Special Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on (S) Contreras as he was driving in the City of Thousand Oaks. During the traffic stop, (S) Contreras was arrested for being possession of switchblade knife. A search warrant was subsequently served at (S) Contreras’ residence, where ammunition and graffiti type drawings that resembled recently removed graffiti in the City of Thousand Oaks was located. Detectives were able to close a 2-½ year graffiti investigation that accounted for graffiti being applied in the City of Thousand Oaks on approximately 90 different locations. Due to (S) Contreras being a convicted felon, he was also arrested for being a convicted felon in possession of ammunition, and graffiti vandalism.

While searching the residence detectives located marijuana, numerous prescription narcotics, and drug paraphernalia. Evidence located indicated (S) Michelle McLaughlin was abusing her prescribed medication by crushing her prescription narcotics and smoking them. The investigation revealed that (S) Michelle McLaughlin and (S) Lance McLaughlin have three children together, a 5-year-old girl, a 3-year-old girl, and a 2-year-old boy. Due to the children’s access to the drugs and/or drug paraphernalia, and the unsanitary living conditions of 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 three children into protective custody.

(S) Contreras was arrested for a felony count of 30305(a) PC – Felon in possession of ammunition, a misdemeanor count of 21510(b) PC – Possession of a switchblade knife, and a misdemeanor count of 594(b)(2)(a) PC – Graffiti Vandalism. Contreras was booked at the East County Jail is being held on $10,000 bail.

Both Michelle and Lance McLaughlin were arrested for 273a(a) PC – Child Endangerment, 11357(a) H&S – Possession of concentrated cannabis, 11357(c) H&S – Possession of more that 28.5 grams of marijuana, and 11550(a) H&S – Under the influence of a controlled substance. Both were booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility and are being held on $50,000.00 bail.

Nature of Incident: Search Warrant / Child Endangerment Arrest
Report Number: 13-19325
Location: 1000 block of Calle Almendro, Thousand Oaks, CA.
Date & Time: August 29, 2013 @ 8:00 AM
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department – Special Enforcement Unit / Ventura County Child Protective Services Agency
Prepared by: Sgt. Dan Hawes
Media Release Date: August 29, 2013
Follow-Up Contact: Deputy Robert Brady – Child Endangerment
805-371-8336
Deputy Richard LaSecla – Graffiti Vandalism
805-371-8335
Approved by: Capt. Mike Hartmann

 


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

September is National Preparedness Month and the County of Ventura is joining the nationwide effort to encourage individuals, families, businesses and organizations to prepare for emergencies by getting a kit, making a plan, staying informed and getting involved in their local community.

At 10:00 a.m. on September 10, 2013, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors will proclaim September as National Preparedness Month in Ventura County.

Preparedness is important because in the event of a local emergency, Ventura County residents may need to be self-reliant for at least three days without access to electricity, water service, or food. “Being prepared is a shared responsibility and everyone should do their part,” said Kevin McGowan, Assistant Director of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services. “Emergencies will happen, so I urge residents to be proactive and get prepared before disasters strike”.

Ventura County residents can take simple steps to be better prepared for disasters by making an emergency supply kit, developing a family communications plan, staying informed of the local hazards and getting involved in our community.

For more information on how to be better prepared, please visit the Ready Ventura County website at www.readyventuracounty.org. Also, follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ReadyVC) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/ReadyVC) for weekly preparedness tips, news and events.

Nature of Incident: Ventura County Recognizes September as National Preparedness Month
Location: Ventura County Government Center, Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura
Date & Time: September 10, 2013 @ 10:00 AM
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services
Prepared by:
Gil Zavlodaver, Program Administrator
Media Release Date: 08/27/13
Follow-Up Contact: Gil Zavlodaver, Program Administrator (805) 654-3655
Approved by: Kevin McGowan, Assistant Director (805) 654-2552

 


 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Nearly 9,000 firefighters remain committed to the 10 active major wildfires burning California. Thanks to the efforts by firefighters, progress is being made on the fires and several are estimated to be fully contained in the next few days. While a majority of the large wildfires are burning on federal land, CAL FIRE and local fire departments continue to support the US Forest Service with fire resources.

Nearly 4,200 firefighters continue to battle the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park that has grown to just over 187,000 acres and is now 23% contained. The Rim Fire remains the 7th largest wildfire in California’s recorded history.

One of the leading causes of wildfires in California is powered equipment use like lawnmowers used on dry grass. One spark from the metal blade on a rock can spark a wildfire. Always cut dry grass in the early morning before 10 a.m. and never use lawnmowers on dry grass. For more steps to prevent a wildfire visit
PreventWildfireCA.org. One Less Spark, means One Less Wildfire.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**
Deer Fire, Tehama County (more info…)
10 miles east of Los Molinos
* 10,589 acres – 88% contained
* Full containment expected on Thursday, 8/29

**Unified Command Fires**
Rim Fire Tuolumne County (more info…)
Stanislaus National Forest/CAL FIRE
* northeast of Groveland
* 187,466 acres - 23% contained
* Evacuations in effect
* 4,500 residences threatened

**Federal Fires**
American Fire, Placer County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Tahoe National Forest
northeast of Foresthill
* 26,004 acres - 94% contained
* CAL FIRE is assisting

Fish Fire, Tulare County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Sequoia National Forest
25 miles northeast of Springville
* 2,000 acres - 7% contained

Little Fire, Riverside County (more info…)
US Forest Service – San Bernardino National Forest
Off Hwy 74 near Lake Hemet
* 97 acres - 85% contained

Gobblers Fire, San Bernardino County (more info…)
US Forest Service – San Bernardino National Forest
6 miles south of Wrightwood
* 413 acres - 93% contained

Orleans Complex, Siskiyou County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
6 miles southeast of Somes Bar
* 21,217 acres - 45% contained

Corral Complex, Humboldt County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
east of the Hoopa Indian Reservation
* 11,777 acres - 7% contained

Salmon River Complex, Siskiyou County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Klamath National Forest
1 mile west of Sawyers Bar
* 14,720 acres - 95% contained

Aspen Fire, Fresno County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Sierra National Forest
near Huntington Lake
* 22,791 acres - 95% contained

 


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

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services, Ventura County Animal Services, and the Ventura County Sheriff's Posse are sponsoring several evening meetings to discuss ranch and livestock emergency preparedness and evacuations.

The meetings will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the following locations: August 28, 2013 at Thousand Oaks East Valley Sheriff’s Station; September 12, 2013 at Santa Paula Community Center; September 18, 2013 at Oak View Resource Center; September 25, 2013 at Ventura County Animal Services Building in Camarillo.

These information sessions are designed to provide ranch and horse owners with preparedness information about Ventura County resources available and how citizens can access them.

For more information on how to be better prepared, please visit the Ready Ventura County website at www.readyventuracounty.org. Also, follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ReadyVC) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/ReadyVC) for weekly preparedness tips, news and events.

Nature of Incident: Emergency Ranch and Livestock Evacuation & Preparedness Meetings
Locations: 8/28 East Valley Sheriff Station
9/12 Santa Paula Community Center
9/18 Oak View Resource Center
9/25 Ventura County Animal Services, Camarillo
Date & Time: 6:00 PM -9:00 PM
Unit Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services
Prepared by: Dale Carnathan, Program Administrator (805) 654-5152
Media Release Date: 08/27/13
Follow-Up Contact: Dale Carnathan, Program Administrator (805) 654-5152
Approved by: Kevin McGowan, Assistant Director

 


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

On August 24, 2013, deputies from the Ojai Police Department and Ventura County Sheriff’s Office conducted compliance checks at the residences of 44 registered sex offenders in communities of Ojai, Meiners Oaks, Oak View, Casitas Springs and the unincorporated area of northern Ventura. The compliance checks were part of the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) grant. California state law requires persons convicted of specific sexual assault crimes to register with the law enforcement agency where they reside.

36 of the 44 registered sex offenders were in compliance with their registration requirements. Eight of the registrants were not contacted because they were not home or had moved. Detectives will follow-up to determine if those registrants are out-of-compliance. There were no arrests made during any of these contacts.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting similar sweeps randomly throughout the county. The purpose of the compliance checks is to verify registered sex offenders are living at their reported residences and within the terms of any probation or parole that may apply.

Ojai residents are encouraged to visit the Megan’s Law website (www.meganslaw.ca.gov/) to familiarize themselves with the sex registrants in their community.

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

Nature of Incident: Sex Registrant Compliance Checks
Report Number: N/A
Location: Ojai Valley
Date & Time: August 24, 2013
Unit(s) Responsible: Ojai Police Department
Ventura County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit
Prepared by: Sergeant Jeff Miller
Media Release Date: August 26, 2013
Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Jeff Miller / 805-384-4721
Investigator Jim Botting / 805-384-4743

Approved by: Captain Chris Dunn

 


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

On August 21, 2013, the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit arrested Adella Carrillo after she drove to Simi Valley to sell a Ventura County resident her Fentanyl prescription. Carrillo had her 7 month and 7 year old daughters in the car with her when she was arrested. The investigation revealed that Carrillo drove from Fontana to Simi Valley to sell Fentanyl patches she received with her Medi-Cal benefits. Carrillo was arrested for felony sales of Fentanyl, and child endangerment since she took her children with her to a drug deal. A drug endangered children investigation was conducted in coordination with Ventura County Children and Family Services. The children were released to that agency.An investigation involving Medi-Cal insurance fraud was also initiated. Carrillo was booked into custody at the Main Jail in Ventura where she is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

The Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit is a task force comprised of members of law enforcement from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Simi Valley Police Department, and the District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation. The task force’s main mission is combating the transfer of legal prescription medication to the illegal market.

Nature of Incident: Fontana Mother Arrested for Selling Fentanyl in Simi Valley
Report Number: 13-18652
Location: 2300 block of Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley
Date & Time: August 21, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Adella Carrillo
(V) Female Juvenile
(V) Female Juvenile Fontana
Fontana
Fontana 27 years
7 months
7 years
Prepared by: Sergeant Victor Fazio
Media Release Date: August 22, 2013
Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Victor Fazio
victor.fazio@ventura.org
(805) 856 8793

Approved by: Captain Chris Dunn

 

Community outreach and marketing is an all encompassing effort and telling the Livingston story has always included the medical community of doctors, long term care facilities and hospitals. In addition, there is a vast area that needs to know more and hear our story …and that’s the community at large. Therefore, in our community relations efforts, we “step outside of the box” to add to traditional health care targets by looking at areas where competitors may not go.

With the opening of our new office in Ojai, the marketing department stepped up its focus in the Ojai Valley. Our very capable Ojai community liaison Suzzi Couch-Koenig has recently treaded into some new territories with very positive results. From the Visitor Center, to the Library, to the Holistic Center, to the Pharmacy, to the Rotary, to the Mobile Home Parks, etc. etc. … Suzzi has gone. Each visit resulted in a warm reception of “yes, we’re interested in hearing about Livingston and we’ll display your brochures ”.

When Suzzi recently visited the Ojai Police and Fire Departments they were just as positive and suggested she also visit the Oak View Station. As you can see, they were receptive, wanted to learn more, invited Suzzi to attend one of their meetings, and happily posed for this picture. That’s what Community Outreach and Relation is all about!!

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

On 8-21-13, Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies working out of the Moorpark Police Station responded to an alarm call at Mesa Verde Middle School in the City of Moorpark.

Patrol deputies responded to the school and immediately noticed evidence of a break in to the administration building windows. While the deputies were examining the building, a male juvenile exited the door of the school and he was immediately detained by the deputies.

As the deputies continued their investigation, they noticed flames inside the building. The deputies forced entry to the school, located a small fire, and used fire extinguishers to put out the fire. No other persons or suspects were found inside the building. Ventura County Fire Department personnel arrived soon after and ensured there was no other fire danger inside the school.

Deputies searched the juvenile and found fire starting materials and burglary tools in his possession. The juvenile was arrested and later interviewed by an investigator. The investigator determined the juvenile was responsible for breaking into the school and for starting the fire inside the school. He was transported to Juvenile Hall where he was booked for Burglary and Arson.

The damage caused by the fire was minimal (no cost estimation) and there was no disruption to school functions.

Nature of Incident: Arson and Burglary
Report Number: 13-18605
Location: Mesa Verde Middle School – 14000 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark CA. 93021
Date & Time: 8-21-13 / 0055 hours
Unit(s) Responsible: Moorpark Police Department / Sheriff’s Arson Investigators
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
Male Juvenile Moorpark 17
Prepared by: Sergeant Eric Tennessen 805-532-2716
Media Release Date: August 21st, 2013
Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Eric Tennessen 805-532-2716
Approved by: Captain Stephen Wade
Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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

On August 7, 2013, the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit arrested Pharmacist Kent Miles after a three month investigation. Miles is the owner / pharmacist of Home Care Pharmacy in Simi Valley. Miles was arrested after detectives learned he sold Fentanyl on numerous occasions absent a legitimate valid prescription. Detectives also learned his pharmacy had become a source of supply for individuals involved in doctor shopping. That is, individuals were filling prescriptions obtained from multiple doctors, in close proximity of time to each other, all at Home Care Pharmacy. It appeared from the investigation that Miles was not ensuring prescriptions were being dispensed for legitimate medical purposes as he is required to pursuant to the California Health and Safety Code. Miles surrendered the pharmacy’s DEA registration thereby eliminating his ability to dispense controlled substances. All controlled substances were seized from his pharmacy.

The Drug Enforcement Administration Los Angeles Field Division Office of Diversion and the California Pharmacy Board assisted in the investigation.

Miles is out of custody on bail, awaiting further court proceedings.

The Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit is a task force comprised of members of law enforcement from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Simi Valley Police Department, and the District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation. The task force’s main mission is combatting the transfer of legal prescription medication to the illegal market.

Recently, the task force contacted all 192 pharmacies in the county with the assistance of every local police agency. Pharmacists were reminded that they have a corresponding responsibility to ensure controlled substances dispensed from their pharmacy are done so for legitimate medical purposes only. Each pharmacy was also given information and tools to assist them in protecting their pharmacy, the public and assisting law enforcement in its endeavors to curtail diversion.

Nature of Incident: Simi Valley Pharmacist Arrested
Report Number: 13-11529
Location: 1687 Erringer Road, Suite 101, Simi Valley
Date & Time: August 7, 2013 at 8:15 p.m.
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Kent Miles Simi Valley 60
Prepared by: Sergeant Victor Fazio
Media Release Date: August 21, 2013
Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Victor Fazio
victor.fazio@ventura.org
(805) 856 8793
Approved by: Captain Chris Dunn

 
Santa Paula Police Department
Santa Paula Police Department

On Friday, August 16, 2013 at approximately 1943 hrs, SPPD Bike Patrol Officer, Chad Peplinski, witnessed the aftermath of a traffic collision in the area of 10th Street and Harvard Blvd. Immediately following the collision, the driver of a red Chevy Tahoe fled the scene traveling east on Harvard Blvd. Patrol officers responded to the area and with the assistance of multiple bystanders, officers were able to locate the fleeing vehicle. An officer attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of Ventura Street and 10th Street however, the driver failed to yield to the officers emergency lights and siren. Officers pursued the vehicle through surface streets at which point it is believed the vehicle became disabled in the area of 8th Street and Main Street. SPPD officers, with the assistance of deputies from the Ventura County Sheriff's Department, took the suspect into custody without further incident.

The suspect was identified as 21 year old, Omar Navarette, of Santa Paula. Navarette was arrested on suspicion of Felony Hit & Run, Felony Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, Felony Evading, and for being an Unlicensed Driver.

The victim, Jorge Duran of Santa Paula, was transported to the Santa Paula Hospital with minor injuries.

Nature of Incident: Injury Hit & Run Accident / DUI
Report number: SQ1301517
Location: 10th Street and Harvard Blvd.
Date & Time: 8/16/2013 1943 hrs.
Unit Responsible:
Suspect(s): Omar Navarette, DOB 7/06/1992
Victim(s): Jorge Duran
Press Release prepared by: Sergeant Jeremy Watson
Date and Time release prepared: 8/16/2013 2230 hrs.
Follow-up contact/investigator: N/A
Approved By:

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced a $750 million settlement with Powerex over claims arising from the 2000-2001 California energy crisis. The vast majority of the settlement money will go to ratepayers of California’s largest utilities.

According to testimony submitted by the Attorney General, Powerex engaged in market gaming by purchasing and exporting to Canada huge quantities of electricity California needed, and selling it back to California at exorbitant prices.

“Californians suffered through huge rate hikes and blackouts during the energy crisis,” Attorney General Harris said. “This settlement brings long-awaited compensation to California ratepayers for Powerex’s conduct.”

The settlement includes the Department of Water Resources’ California Energy Resources Scheduling (CERS) Division, the Public Utilities Commission and the state’s investor-owned utilities (IOUs), PG&E, Southern California Edison and SDG&E.

During the energy crisis, CERS purchased energy on behalf of California’s IOUs to help keep the lights on for customers. The Public Utilities Commission will determine how settlement funds will flow to the ratepayers of the investor-owned utilities.

 

The Fillmore Police Department will utilize a new communications service that will allow us to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology.

Nixle will allow the Fillmore Police Department to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone, text message and/or email. Messages may include emergency alerts, crime trends or crime prevention tips as well as other relevant safety and community event information.

Residents decide from which local agencies they want to receive information. Subscribers can also choose the way in which alerts are received, whether it is by email, text message, or over the web. This service is free, secure, reliable and easy to use.

Nixle builds on the foundations of other public-to-public communication services, such as Twitter and Facebook, but adds a key component: security. When citizens receive information from our agency via Nixle, they know it can be trusted.

Residents of the City of Fillmore and the unincorporated areas can immediately begin receiving pertinent information via text message, email, and web by registering at www.nixle.com.

Additionally, the Fillmore Police Department has established a Twitter account, which can be followed to keep up to date with important information being disseminated by the police. Twitter account is @Fillmoresheriff.

Nature of Incident: Fillmore Police to use Nixle & Twitter to provide information to the public
Location: City of Fillmore and Unincorporated Area of Piru, Bardsdale, & Santa Paula
Date & Time: 8/19/2013 / 11:00 AM
Unit(s) Responsible: Fillmore Police Department
Prepared by: Sgt. Anthony Aguirre
Media Release Date: 8/19/2013
Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Anthony Aguirre / email anthony.aguirre@ventura.org 805-524-2235

Approved by: Captain Monica McGrath

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

Nature of Incident: Press release
Report Number: 13-18275
Location: 5700 Block Telephone Road, Ventura
Date & Time: August 16, 2013
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Narcotics Bureau, West County Street Team
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
Sae Jin Han Ventura 35
Narrative:
In July 2013, Sheriff’s Narcotics Investigators received information that Sae Jin Han was selling cocaine in the city of Ventura. During the investigation, detectives observed Han conducting narcotics sales from the “I Love Sushi” restaurant, 5722 Telephone Rd, Ventura, where Han is a chef.

On August 16, Sheriff’s Investigators served a narcotics search warrant on Han and the restaurant. When contacted, Han was found to be in possession of cocaine packaged for sale. The subsequent search of his residence and vehicle revealed additional cocaine and psilocybin mushrooms. A total of 24 grams of cocaine and 11 grams of psilocybin mushrooms were seized.

The search of the restaurant did not reveal any contraband or additional evidence.
Han was arrested for possession of cocaine for sale and possession of psilocybin mushrooms. He was booked into the Sheriff’s Main Jail.

Prepared by: Sgt Mike Horne
Media Release Date: August 17, 2013
Follow-Up Contact: Capt Don Aguilar
805-797-7349
Approved by: Captain Luis Obregon

 
Peter Charles Foy II
Peter Charles Foy II

During the month of November 2012, the Ventura County Combined Narcotic Task Force (VCAT) received an anonymous tip that Peter Foy II was selling narcotics in Ventura County. VCAT initiated a criminal investigation into these allegations. In January of 2013, VCAT was notified by a narcotic task force out of Los Angeles County that a significant amount of U.S. currency was seized in the mail. This package was sent from Lexington Kentucky and was destined to Peter Foy II. A police K-9 alerted on the package to the presence of controlled substances. A search warrant was served on Peter Foy II’s bank account. The bank records suggested that Peter Foy II has been laundering a significant amount of cash through his bank account for at least the last three years. On 6-6-2013, the Lexington Kentucky Police Department served a narcotic related search warrant at a residence in Lexington, Kentucky. Through this search warrant and other evidence found at the residence, it was determined Peter Foy II had been shipping a significant amount of packages over a year’s period, which contained Oxycodone pills. In return, Peter Foy II was receiving a significant amount of packages through the mail over a year’s period that contained large quantities of cash. In fact, in June 2013, the U.S. Postal Service seized a second package containing a large quantity of cash that was destined to Peter Foy II’s residence. On 8-16-2013, Peter Foy II was arrested for a felony warrant for multiple felonies. The charges include transporting a controlled substance to a non-contiguous county, sales of Oxycontin, conspiracy, burglary and money laundering. Peter Foy II was booked into the Sheriff’s Pre-Trial Detention Facility. He is scheduled to appear on the warrant on 8-19-2013 in the Ventura County superior Court.

Nature of Incident: Narcotics and Money Laundering Arrest
Report Number: 13-14646
Location: Ventura County and Lexington, Kentucky
Date & Time: 8-16-2013 @ 15300 hours
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Combined Agency Narcotic Task Force (VCAT)
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
Peter Charles Foy II Simi Valley 34
Prepared by: Sergeant Robert Thomas
Media Release Date: 8-16-2013
Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Robert Thomas 805-383-8710 robert.thomas@ventura.org
Approved by:
Captain Dave Wareham

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).

 
Monday, August 19, 2013

Firefighters remain busy as they battle nine major wildfires burning in California and today are bracing for increased winds and lightning. This morning over 5,500 firefighters continue to battle the large fires and our making good progress including the recent containment of two large fires. Several wildfires have already been sparked by lightning over the past 12 hours, including a new 200 acre fire in Kern County.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning due to the possibility of dry lightning in combination with gusty winds for most of the foothills and mountains of Northern California. The thunderstorms are expected to initially be dry, which will heighten the fire danger, but should begin to bring some rainfall by midweek. The Warning takes place this morning and is expected to last through Wednesday. For more information on the Warnings visit: http://calfire.ca.gov/communications/communications_firesafety_redflagwa...

In preparation for the heightened fire potential due to the lightning, CAL FIRE increased its staffing over the weekend bringing on additional personnel and staffing extra resources. The California National Guard is also assisting fire crews with the aid of several helicopters and two C-130 aircraft used as airtankers.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

Swedes Fire, Butte County (more info…)

Southeast of Oroville

* 1,995 acres - 45% contained

* 700+ structures threatened
* Evacuations in effect

Bridges Fire, Calaveras County (more info…)

Southeast of Vallecito, near New Melones Lake

* 47 acres - 80% contained
* Full containment expect today

Double Fire, Lake County FINAL (more info…)

North of Hwy 20 near Clear Lake Oaks

* 70 acres – 100% contained

**Federal Fires**
American Fire, Placer County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Tahoe National Forest
northeast of Foresthill
* 14,765 acres - 49% contained
* CAL FIRE is assisting

Rim Fire Tuolumne County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Stanislaus National Forest
northeast of Groveland
* 800 acres - 0% contained

Shirley Fire, Kern County NEW
US Forest Service – Sequoia National Forest/Kern County Fire
8 miles west of Kernville
* 200 acres - 0% contained

Orleans Complex, Siskiyou County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
10 miles east of Somes Bar
* 16,776 acres - 25% contained

Salmon River Complex, Siskiyou County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Klamath National Forest
1 mile west of Sawyers Bar
* 14,171 acres - 85% contained

Corral Complex, Humboldt County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
east of the Hoopa Indian Reservation
* 4,600 acres - 0% contained

Aspen Fire, Fresno County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Sierra National Forest
near Huntington Lake
* 22,746 acres - 95% contained

Cleghorn Fire, San Bernardino County FINAL (more info…)
US Forest Service – San Bernardino National Forest
Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass
* 110 acres - 100% contained

For the latest on the fires visit CAL FIRE at www.fire.ca.gov or follow us on twitter at @CAL_FIRE. For a look at the statewide fire map: http://www.fire.ca.gov/general/firemaps.php. For the latest from the US Forest Service visit www.inciweb.org.

Daniel Berlant

Department Information Officer

CAL FIRE

Office - 916.651.FIRE (3473)

Twitter - @CALFIRE_PIO

 
Jeremy Sears, Moorpark, 22
Jeremy Sears, Moorpark, 22

On August 15, 2013, the Moorpark Police Department and East County Sexual Assault Unit arrested Jeremy Sears near Mountain Meadow Park for luring a minor and extortion.

The investigation revealed that Sears posed as a juvenile female on the Internet and struck up an online relationship with the male juvenile victim. Sears then arranged a meeting at a local park, still posing as a female. When the victim arrived, Sears attempted to engage the victim in inappropriate behavior. Later the same week, Sears again attempted to engage the victim in inappropriate sexual conduct, using threats in an attempt to gain compliance.

Sears was arrested for child luring and extortion. He was booked into the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility, and his bail was set at $50,000.

Based on the investigation, investigators are concerned there might be additional victims who have not reported the crimes. Anyone with any information about Sears or similar crimes is asked to call Detective Marty Luna at 805-494-8229.

Nature of Incident: Child Luring and Extortion
Report Number: RB# 13-18141
Location: Mountain Meadow Park, 4350 Mountain Meadow Drive, Moorpark CA 93021
Date & Time: 08/15/2013 @ 2:05 AM
Unit(s) Responsible: Moorpark Police Department, East County Sexual Assault Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
Sears, Jeremy Moorpark 22
Prepared by: Sergeant Alan Hartkop
Media Release Date: August 16, 2013
Follow-Up Contact: Detective Marty Luna (805)494-8229-Office, (805)947-6532-Cell
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

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will be joining law enforcement agencies throughout California stepping up DUI enforcement at the end of the summer season. During the crackdown period, there will be an increase in law enforcement presence on the roads, including additional officers and DUI checkpoints throughout the state, and those caught driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested.

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will be joining the CHP, Avoid DUI Task Forces and police departments across the state. Specially trained officers will be on hand to detect drivers under the influence of alcohol as well as legal or illegal drugs. The Thousand Oaks Traffic Bureau will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on August 24th, 2013, at an undisclosed location within the City limits between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

“The end of summer and Labor Day weekend is traditionally a time to have fun”, said Assistant Police Chief James Fryhoff. “Don’t let it turn into a time of tragedy or jail visit by driving impaired by alcohol or drugs. We will be out looking for those making that unwise and dangerous choice.”

In 2011, 774 California drivers with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher were killed in alcohol-impaired crashes. During the Labor Day weekend in 2011, a total of 138 people across the country were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes involving drivers or motorcycle riders with a .08 BAC or higher. Of those fatalities, 83 percent occurred during early evening and overnight. The California Office of Traffic Safety is reminding Californians to plan ahead by designating a sober driver.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to The Thousand Oaks Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to continue to work together to bring an end to these tragedies. If you see a Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1.

Nature of Incident: Summer DUI Enforcement Mobilization
Report Number:
Location: Thousand Oaks
Date & Time: August 16th 2013 until September 3rd 2013
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sergeant R. Harwood
Media Release Date: August 15, 2013
Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant R. Harwood 805 494-8271
Approved by: Capt. Rob Davidson

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

On August 13, 2013, four juveniles drove a stolen Range Rover from Oxnard CA to the City of Thousand Oaks. The suspects then robbed two teenage brothers in the 1700 block of Thousand Oaks Boulevard. The juvenile suspects were arrested after a short vehicle pursuit that ended in the area of Hillcrest Drive and Marin Drive when the driver rolled the stolen car onto its side.

Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call for help from the victims on Tuesday night at approximately 11:45 PM. The victim’s reported that the suspects surrounded them on the street and demanded they empty their pockets. No weapons were displayed or used. The victims complied and gave the suspects their personal property.

The suspects fled westbound on Thousand Oaks Boulevard in the stolen Range Rover. The vehicle was later discovered to have been stolen on August 12, 2013 from Oxnard CA. Patrol officers responding to the call spotted the vehicle and attempted to stop it. The suspects refused to pull over, and a brief vehicle pursuit took place, which ended in a traffic collision in the area of Hillcrest Drive and Marin Drive.

Four juvenile suspects were arrested and evidence related to the crime was recovered. The juveniles are all being lodged in Juvenile Hall pending the review of this case by the District Attorney’s Office.

Nature of Incident: Robbery Arrests
Report Number: RB# 13-18044
Location: 1700 Block Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Date & Time: 08/13/2013 @ 11:48 PM
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department, Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit, East County Major Crimes
Prepared by: Sergeant Alan Hartkop
Media Release Date: August 14, 2013
Follow-Up Contact: Detective Mike Ferguson (805)494-8222
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

On 8/13/13, Jose Eduardo Martinez Jr., was arrested in Los Angeles by Thousand Oaks Detectives for Grand Theft / Real Estate Fraud.

On 5/7/13, the victim reported to the Thousand Oaks Police Department that after canceling a sale on a residence, their $10,000.00 deposit had not been refunded by the escrow company. After an investigation by Detectives with the Thousand Oaks Forgery/ Fraud Unit, it was determined that a former employee of the real estate company, Jose Eduardo Martinez Jr., had wired the deposit intended for the victim into his personal bank account.

Jose Eduardo Martinez was booked into the Ventura County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail pending his arraignment in Superior Court.

Nature of Incident: Grand Theft Arrest – Real Estate Fraud
Report Number: RB # 13-10086
Location: 2235 Hyperion Ave. Los Angeles, CA
Date & Time: 8/13/13 / 0920 hours
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Forgery and Fraud Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S)Jose Eduardo Martinez Jr. Pasadena 38
Prepared by: Senior Deputy Britt #3572
Media Release Date: 8/13/13
Follow-Up Contact: Senior Deputy Britt – 805-494-8232
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).

 
Santa Paula Police Department
Santa Paula Police Department

On 8/12/13 at approximately 1225 hours, SPPD Officers responded to the 300 block of E. Ventura Street for a report of a robbery, which had just occurred. When Officers arrived they were able to ascertain a suspect and vehicle description. Another SPPD Officer checking the area of Ojai Road and Orchard Street located the suspect vehicle, occupied by three Hispanic males. The driver and rear passenger were found to be the suspects in the robbery.

Christian Hurtado, the driver was identified as the primary suspect in the robbery and was later booked into Ventura County Main Jail on suspicion of 211 PC; Robbery and 422 PC; Criminal Threats. The rear passenger, a 15 year old juvenile was booked and released to the custody of his mother on suspicion of 32 PC; Accessory After the Fact. Both subjects arrested are members of a Santa Paula tagging crew, Hurtado is currently on active Ventura County Probation. All items taken during the robbery were recovered by officers when Hurtado and the juvenile were taken into custody.

Nature of Incident: Strong Arm Robbery Report number: SG1301503 Location: 300 block E. Ventura Street Date & Time: 8/12/13 1225 hours Unit Responsible: Patrol Bureau
Suspect(s): Christopher Hurtado and a 15 year old minor Victim(s): Martin Lopez
Press Release prepared by: Senior Officer Larry Johnson #1033 Date and Time release prepared: 05/12/13 1620 hours Approved By: Lt. Ismael Cordero #1038