On Wednesday, June 30th at 8:30am, at Sespe and Central Avenue, film crews were swarming to set up filming along Central Avenue. Equipment trucks, along with Fillmore Police and Fire personnel, could be seen along Sespe Avenue, while film crews were around the corner setting up a giant lighting modifier to hang over the street.
On Wednesday, June 30th at 8:30am, at Sespe and Central Avenue, film crews were swarming to set up filming along Central Avenue. Equipment trucks, along with Fillmore Police and Fire personnel, could be seen along Sespe Avenue, while film crews were around the corner setting up a giant lighting modifier to hang over the street.
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Fillmore's Fireworks Show
Fillmore's Fireworks Show
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Fireworks sales have started! On Tuesday, June 28th, noon booths throughout Fillmore opened, with sales ending Tuesday, July 5th at noon. All booths support Fillmore non-profit organizations. The Fillmore Fireworks Show will be on Sunday, July 3rd, at 9pm (sundown). The community can watch the show from their residence or parks. Also, don’t forget about the Fillmore FFA Annual Pancake Breakfast to take place Monday, July 4th at 7:30am, at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, and 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.

 


 
Congratulations Alexis Velasco and Adrian Estrella for your 3rd place win (which came with a $200 cash prize) in the NatGeo/MERITO “Tales of Exploration” Competition, that included 68 student teams from around Ventura County. Alexis and Adrian combined photojournalism with ecological fieldwork in the Channel Islands, studying how humans have impacted symbiotic relationships between species on Santa Cruz Island. Courtesy Fillmore High Flashes Blog.
Congratulations Alexis Velasco and Adrian Estrella for your 3rd place win (which came with a $200 cash prize) in the NatGeo/MERITO “Tales of Exploration” Competition, that included 68 student teams from around Ventura County. Alexis and Adrian combined photojournalism with ecological fieldwork in the Channel Islands, studying how humans have impacted symbiotic relationships between species on Santa Cruz Island. Courtesy Fillmore High Flashes Blog.
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On Saturday, June 11th, the FHS Alumni Association hosted their 109th Annual Fillmore High Alumni Dinner. The FHS Alumni Association has awarded thousands of dollars to graduating seniors for decades. This year will be no different. This year’s dinner was a big hit, and Fillmore’s City Hall was over-flowing with FHS alumni eating great food and dancing the night away to live music. In the past recent years, the Alumni Association has served well over 600 alumni annually and their guests and expects to do the same this year. Photos courtesy Mark Ortega, FHS Alumni Association President.
On Saturday, June 11th, the FHS Alumni Association hosted their 109th Annual Fillmore High Alumni Dinner. The FHS Alumni Association has awarded thousands of dollars to graduating seniors for decades. This year will be no different. This year’s dinner was a big hit, and Fillmore’s City Hall was over-flowing with FHS alumni eating great food and dancing the night away to live music. In the past recent years, the Alumni Association has served well over 600 alumni annually and their guests and expects to do the same this year. Photos courtesy Mark Ortega, FHS Alumni Association President.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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