Traffic Stop Results in Firearms & Narcotics Arrest
Photo credit Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.
Photo credit Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.

On July 1, 2022, Sheriff’s Gang Unit detectives conducted directed enforcement in the City of Fillmore and arrested a subject for various firearm, weapons, narcotics, and traffic violations.

On July 1, 2022, at approximately 2114 hours, SGU detectives made a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 800 block of Ventura Street while conducting directed enforcement in the City of Fillmore. (S) Joseph Ramos was the driver and owner of the vehicle. Detectives subsequently searched the vehicle and located an unregistered semi-automatic handgun, ammunition, a Billy Club, methamphetamine, and other narcotics paraphernalia. Ramos was arrested for various firearm, weapons, narcotics, and traffic violations.

On July 6, 2022, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office filed multiple felony and misdemeanor charges against Ramos for the case. Ramos remains in Ventura County Jail custody with an upcoming court date and his bail was set at $100,000.00.

The Sheriff’s Gang Unit is comprised of eight detectives, who focus on protecting West County communities from criminal street gang terrorism and reducing violent crime by actively investigating illegal firearm activities.

The Sheriff’s Office has seen an increase of illegal firearm activities in Ventura County. If you have any information about unlawful firearm activities in the West County areas in the Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction, including in Fillmore, Saticoy, El Rio, and Ojai, please contact Detective Sergeant Beau Rodriguez at 805-767-0360.

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Nature of Incident: Traffic Stop Results in Firearm / Narcotics Arrest

Report Number: 22-86795
Location: 800 block of Ventura Street, Fillmore
Date & Time: 7/1/2022 @ 21:14 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Gang Unit (SGU)
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Ramos, Joseph Anthony, Fillmore, 23
Prepared by: Sergeant Beau Rodriguez
Approved by: Captain Victor Medina

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).