The Fillmore Police Department wants to remind residents to use Safe & Sane fireworks; there will be extra patrols for the holiday weekend. Photo credit Angel Esquivel—AE News.
The Fillmore Police Department wants to remind residents to use Safe & Sane fireworks; there will be extra patrols for the holiday weekend. Photo credit Angel Esquivel—AE News.
Enlarge Photo

The Fillmore Police Department encourages residents celebrate responsibly the Fourth of July weekend with consideration for the safety of all members of the public and their respective property. With the anticipated increase of the city’s population during the festivities, in addition to the inherent dangers associated with illegal fireworks, the Fillmore Police Department will have extra patrol deputies deployed throughout the city of the Fillmore over the holiday weekend.

The Fillmore Police Department wants to remind residents of the following information pertaining to illegal fireworks and the fines associated with these crimes:

“Safe and Sane” fireworks, bearing the seal of the State Fire Marshal, can be legally sold, possessed, and enjoyed in the city of Fillmore between 12:00 PM, June 28th, and 12:00 PM, July 5th.

Violators may be cited for violating city municipal codes and are subject to a $1,000.00 fine, for possessing illegal fireworks or may be arrested for more serious offenses. If you witness any illegal firework activity, please call the Fillmore Police Department at (805) 524-2233 or, if there’s an immediate threat to life or property, 9-1-1.

The Fillmore Police Department encourages citizens to immediately report suspicious activity, illegal fireworks, and crimes they come across by calling 9-1-1. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank members of the public for their on-going support and due diligence in providing information to assist our agency. We are better at what we do because of our community partnerships.

Join us in the fight on crime by following us on twitter @fillmoresheriff, Facebook, Instagram @VCSHERIFF, and with Nixle by texting your zip code to 888777 to receive local law enforcement and public safety alerts and advisories.

Community: News Story - Fourth Of July Holiday Weekend Extra Patrols
Nature of Incident: Fourth of July Holiday Weekend / Extra Patrol
Location: City of Fillmore
Date & Time: June 28 through July 05, 2022
Unit(s) Responsible: Fillmore Police Department
Prepared by: Detective Sergeant Hollowell
Approved by: Captain Garo Kuredjian

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).

 


 
Fireworks booths are popping up around town. Fireworks sales may occur within the Fillmore city limits from Monday, June 28th, noon through Tuesday, July 5th, noon. All booths support local non-profit organizations. The Fillmore fireworks show will be on Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 at 9pm (sundown). The community can watch the show from their residence or parks. Also the 34th Annual Sespe Creek Car Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, July 4th in downtown Fillmore.
Fireworks booths are popping up around town. Fireworks sales may occur within the Fillmore city limits from Monday, June 28th, noon through Tuesday, July 5th, noon. All booths support local non-profit organizations. The Fillmore fireworks show will be on Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 at 9pm (sundown). The community can watch the show from their residence or parks. Also the 34th Annual Sespe Creek Car Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, July 4th in downtown Fillmore.
Enlarge Photo
 


 
On Monday, June 20th, 2022, at approximately 9:57pm, Fillmore Police Department and Fillmore City Fire were dispatched to a reported hit & run in the intersection of Mountain View St. & Santa Clara St., Fillmore. Arriving fire crews reported a solo vehicle with front end damages with at least one patient being evaluated by fire personnel. No ambulance transports were made. Cause of the crash is under investigation. Photo credit Angel Esquivel—AE News.
On Monday, June 20th, 2022, at approximately 9:57pm, Fillmore Police Department and Fillmore City Fire were dispatched to a reported hit & run in the intersection of Mountain View St. & Santa Clara St., Fillmore. Arriving fire crews reported a solo vehicle with front end damages with at least one patient being evaluated by fire personnel. No ambulance transports were made. Cause of the crash is under investigation. Photo credit Angel Esquivel—AE News.
Enlarge Photo
 


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

On June 15, 2022, the Fillmore Department conducted a tobacco compliance check in the city of Fillmore and Piru areas. The compliance checks were conducted at 7 locations by utilizing an underage decoy to attempt to purchase tobacco products from the businesses. The goal of this operation is to prevent the sale of tobacco products to underage individuals and to ensure that the businesses are following the California State Tobacco Laws. All 7 of the businesses checked were in compliance and none of their employees sold tobacco to the decoy.

During the operation detectives helped to educate the business employees regarding the required signage and potential consequences of selling tobacco products to individuals under the age of 21.

Tobacco and nicotine related addictions are a prevalent and a serious problem with the youth in our community today. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and the Fillmore Police Department are committed to the health and wellbeing of the youth in our community and will continue to proactively enforce laws prohibiting the sale of these products to people under the age of 21. If you have information about a local retailer in the city that is supplying nicotine or tobacco products to underage buyers, please report it to the Fillmore Police Department at 805-524-2233.

One of Fillmore’s two School Resource Officer positions is funded by a California Department of Justice tobacco grant. The SRO proactively engages the students in the Fillmore School District and educates them about the dangers of tobacco while providing exciting programs as interventions for tobacco use. The SRO also works with the Detective Bureau to conduct compliance checks and investigations into businesses that may supply tobacco to youth in the community.

Nature of Incident: Fillmore Tobacco Products Retailer Compliance Check
Report Number: 22-78888
Location: Fillmore/Piru, CA
Date & Time: June 16, 2022
Unit(s) Responsible: Fillmore Detective Bureau/School Resource Officer Unit
Prepared by: Detective Sergeant Hollowell
Approved by: Captain Garo Kuredjian

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).

 


 
On Wednesday, June 17th, 2022 at 3:57pm, Fillmore Police Department, Fillmore City Fire and AMR Paramedics were dispatched to a reported motorcycle vs. car in the area of Saratoga St. & Ventura St., Fillmore. Arriving fire crews reported a motorcycle and car involved collision, with the motorcyclist being treated by paramedics and transported by ambulance to a local hospital, condition unknown. Cause of the crash is under Investigation. Photo credit Angel Esquivel—AE News.
On Wednesday, June 17th, 2022 at 3:57pm, Fillmore Police Department, Fillmore City Fire and AMR Paramedics were dispatched to a reported motorcycle vs. car in the area of Saratoga St. & Ventura St., Fillmore. Arriving fire crews reported a motorcycle and car involved collision, with the motorcyclist being treated by paramedics and transported by ambulance to a local hospital, condition unknown. Cause of the crash is under Investigation. Photo credit Angel Esquivel—AE News.
Enlarge Photo
 


 
Back in October 2021, Fillmore Library closed its doors to begin the Fillmore Library Expansion Project. Above is the current building under construction today.
Back in October 2021, Fillmore Library closed its doors to begin the Fillmore Library Expansion Project. Above is the current building under construction today.
Enlarge Photo
Rendering 1
Rendering 1
Enlarge Photo
Rendering 2
Rendering 2
Enlarge Photo
Rendering 3
Rendering 3
Enlarge Photo
 
Don’t forget the Fillmore FFA will hold its annual Pancake Freedom Breakfast at the Veterans Memorial Building on Monday, July 4th, 7am to 9:30am.
Don’t forget the Fillmore FFA will hold its annual Pancake Freedom Breakfast at the Veterans Memorial Building on Monday, July 4th, 7am to 9:30am.
Enlarge Photo
 
On Tuesday, June 21st, the official first day of summer did not disappoint, with high temperatures reaching the 90s. Fillmore Aquatic Center was swimming with resident’s coming to cool off. The Aquatic Center hosts Recreation Swim times, for $2 per person, minors 13 & under must be accompanied by an adult or minor 16+. Lockers are available for use for 25-cents. Arm wings & life vest are permitted. Pool floats/inflatables are not allowed, donut rings etc. June dates are as follows: June 20th – 23rd 12:30pm – 4pm, June 24th 11am – 3pm, June 25th 12pm – 3pm. For more information visit https://www.fillmoreca.com/departments/parks-and-recreation-department/fillmore-aquatics-center.
On Tuesday, June 21st, the official first day of summer did not disappoint, with high temperatures reaching the 90s. Fillmore Aquatic Center was swimming with resident’s coming to cool off. The Aquatic Center hosts Recreation Swim times, for $2 per person, minors 13 & under must be accompanied by an adult or minor 16+. Lockers are available for use for 25-cents. Arm wings & life vest are permitted. Pool floats/inflatables are not allowed, donut rings etc. June dates are as follows: June 20th – 23rd 12:30pm – 4pm, June 24th 11am – 3pm, June 25th 12pm – 3pm. For more information visit https://www.fillmoreca.com/departments/parks-and-recreation-department/fillmore-aquatics-center.
Enlarge Photo
 
On Thursday, June 9th, Fillmore High School 2022 Graduation Ceremony took place at the Fillmore High football
stadium. Congratulations to the Class of 2022! This year’s ceremony was live-streamed via YouTube. You can watch the
full ceremony at www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqFKyBYktfQ
On Thursday, June 9th, Fillmore High School 2022 Graduation Ceremony took place at the Fillmore High football stadium. Congratulations to the Class of 2022! This year’s ceremony was live-streamed via YouTube. You can watch the full ceremony at www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqFKyBYktfQ
Enlarge Photo
Class Valedictorian Emilia V. Magdaleno giving her Personal Message, “Our Canyon.”
Class Valedictorian Emilia V. Magdaleno giving her Personal Message, “Our Canyon.”
Enlarge Photo
FHS Mariachi Los Rays from the FHS Band as they performed during the 2022 Graduation Ceremony.
FHS Mariachi Los Rays from the FHS Band as they performed during the 2022 Graduation Ceremony.
Enlarge Photo
 
The Sierra High and Heritage Valley Independent Studies Graduating Class of 2022.
The Sierra High and Heritage Valley Independent Studies Graduating Class of 2022.
Enlarge Photo

Words cannot express the pride we have for these students. They are all unique wonderful humans. Go forth and do great things Class of 2022! Keep making Fillmore and Piru PROUD! (Photo by https://photographybymarlene.pic-time.com/). You can view the live-streamed ceremony at https://youtu.be/6yNjUHnPxZw.