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

On March 22, 2011, at about 8:40 PM, an alert witness called Camarillo Police Department after he noticed a suspicious subject looking into vehicles parked at the Roxy Theatre parking lot. The witness provided a description of the suspect. When deputies arrived at the scene the witness directed deputies to a vehicle leaving the area. Deputies stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver, Charles Wood. During the investigation, Wood’s vehicle was searched and deputies found numerous stolen items. Woods was subsequently arrested for vehicle burglary and booked at the Main Jail.

Investigators are asking for additional information regarding any unreported thefts from vehicles that were parked at the Roxy Theatre on March 22, 2011, between the hours of 6:00 PM thru 8:40 PM. Please contact Detective Marty Luna at (805) 388-5116.

Location: 5001 Verdugo Way, Camarillo, CA / Roxy Theatre Parking Lot
Date & Time/ RB#: March 22, 2011, 8:40 PM
Unit Responsible: Camarillo Patrol Deputies
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses City of Residence Age
(S) Charles Alexander Wood Camarillo 19
Officer Preparing Release: Detective Marty Luna
Follow-up Contact: Detective Marty Luna
Date of Release: March 23, 2011
Approved By: Captain Delossantos

 


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

On November 13, 2009, (V) Casey Waddel discovered that unknown suspect(s) forced entry into his locked vehicle by breaking the passenger side windows. Waddel looked inside and noticed some of his property had been taken. Waddel reported the burglary to the Moorpark Police Department.

Deputies responded to the location and processed the scene for evidence. During the initial investigation, deputies located and collected blood that was on some of the shattered glass that was inside Waddel’s vehicle. The evidence was submitted to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Forensic Laboratory for comparison.

Personnel from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Lab tested the blood sample and determined the DNA profile matched that of Leonard Hatcher, who’s DNA profile was already in the local, state, and national databases.

Personnel from the Moorpark Investigations Bureau, completed a search warrant to obtain a DNA reference sample from Leonard Hatcher. The reference sample was later obtained from Hatcher. The DNA reference sample was submitted to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Forensic Laboratory for comparison, which confirmed the DNA profile matched that of Leonard Hatcher.

Hatcher was later arrested for vehicle burglary and booked into the Ventura County Jail.

This case illustrates that, although some time had passed between the initial crime and the arrest of the suspect, law enforcment investigators were tenacious and thorough in preparing a solid case for prosecution. It also illustrates the importance of members of the community to call on the services of local law enforcement whenever they become the victim of any crime.

Location: City of Moorpark
Date & Time/ RB#: March 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM / RB# 09-28020
Unit Responsible: Moorpark Police Department Patrol Services, Investigations Bureau, Special Enforcement Unit, and Ventura County Sheriff’s Forensic Sciences Laboratory
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses Address Age
(V) Waddel, Casey Moorpark 25
(S) Hatcher, Leonard Peter Moorpark 52
Officer Preparing Release: Detective Scott Hardy
Follow-up Contact: Detective Scott Hardy (805) 532-2715
Date of Release: March 22, 2011
Approved By: Captain Ron Nelson

 


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

On March 4th , 2011, the victim was confronted by five subjects after playing a game of basketball. The suspects surrounded the victim and said they had felt disrespected. The suspects ordered the victim to give them his personal property. Fearing for his safety, the victim complied with the suspects’ demands. After taking the property, the suspects fled the area.

Within the next week, members of the Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit were able to positively identify four of the five suspects. During the investigation, it was determined that the suspects are documented members of a local criminal street gang.

On March 16th, 2011 several specialized units within the Office of the Sheriff served four search warrants and located three of the suspects. They were subsequently arrested and booked for violations of 211PC / Robbery and 186.22 PC / Street Terrorism. Two suspects are still outstanding and the investigation is continuing.

Location: Borchard Park, 190 N. Reino Rd., Newbury Park
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department / Special Enforcement Gang Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses Address Age
(S) Juvenile Newbury Park 16
(S) Juvenile Newbury Park 17
(S) Juvenile Simi Valley 16
Officer Preparing Release: Sergeant M. Gillette
Follow-up Contact: Deputy C. Cadman (805) 371-8336
Date of Release: March 17, 2011
Approved By: Captain Bill Ayub

 


 
03/02/11 to 03/08/11
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

03/02/11
Keep the Peace
400 Block Santa Clara St.
Search Warrant
800 Block Edison Ln.
500 Block Saratoga St.
Stolen Vehicle
900 Block 4th St.
03/03/11
Cruelty to Animals
200 Block Orange Grove Ave.
Vandalism
400 Block Bard St.
03/04/11
Keep the Peace
900 Block 3rd St.
400 Block Robin Ct.
Theft Residential
200 Block Olive St.
03/06/11
Theft Vehicle
1000 Block Elmhurst Ln.
Keep the Peace
600 Block Clay St.
03/07/11
Vandalism
Bard St. / Saratoga St.
03/08/11
Keep the Peace
800 Block Ventura St.

 


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

The Thousand Oaks Police Department’s Traffic Bureau is investigating an injury traffic accident involving a vehicle and two pedestrians. The collision occurred in the intersection of Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Hampshire Road. A 14-year-old female juvenile and her 6-year-old nephew were walking westbound on Thousand Oaks Boulevard in the intersection. Both juveniles were in the crosswalk on the south side of the intersection. Marie Dena was making a left turn from westbound Thousand Oaks Boulevard onto southbound Hampshire Road when the driver’s side of her car collided with the two juveniles.

Personnel from the Ventura County Fire Department and American Medical Response responded to the scene. Both juveniles were treated at the scene and then transported via ambulance to Los Robles Regional Medical Center for further treatment. At this time alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in this collision. The investigation is continuing.

Location: Thousand Oaks Boulevard @ Hampshire Road
Date & Time/ RB#: March 14, 2011 @ 6:05 pm / 11-5924
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau
Involved Parties City of Residence Age
Male Juvenile Thousand Oaks 6
Female Juvenile Thousand Oaks 14
Marie Dena Simi Valley 65
Officer Preparing Release: Sgt. Rick Harwood #2654
Follow-up Contact: Sgt. Rick Harwood #2654
Date of Release: March 14, 2011
Approved By: Mike De Los Santos, Captain #0730

 


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

The Camarillo Police Department’s Community Resource Unit is hosting an “Identity Theft- Fraud Prevention Day on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011. The event will take place at the Camarillo Police Department, 3701 E. Las Posas Road Camarillo, between 10 AM - 4 PM.

The event will include a class on ID Theft-Fraud prevention for Camarillo residents. The class will be presented by the Crime Prevention Officer and the Ventura County Credit Union. Topics to be covered include, ID Theft, Scams, and various types of Fraud. The class will run from
10 AM to 12 PM. Please call 805-388-5130 to register for the class. The class is limited to 50 people and will be held in the Community Room at the Camarillo Police Department. There is no fee for this class.

From 12 PM to 4 PM, residents will be able to have documents shredded at the Camarillo Police Department. RSI shredding services will be conducting the shredding and no appointment is necessary. Through a partnership with RSI, there is no fee for this service for Camarillo residents (up to 12 grocery bags full of documents). The shredding will be conducted in the Camarillo Police Department's parking lot.

In addition, from 12 PM to 4 PM, residents will be able to dispose of unused and expired prescription drugs (no syringes or needles) in the Camarillo Police Department’s prescription drug drop off receptacle.

For more information, please call 388-5130.

Location: Camarillo Police Department – 3701 E. Las Posas Road
Date & Time/ RB#: 4/2/2011 – 10 AM to 4 PM
Unit Responsible: Camarillo Police Department - Community Resource Unit
Officer Preparing Release: Senior Deputy Sean Britt #3572
Follow-up Contact: Senior Deputy Sean Britt #3572
Date of Release: 3/8/2011
Approved By: Captain Monica McGrath

 


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

The Ventura County Emergency Planning Council is continuing its commitment to community disaster preparedness education by partnering with Ventura County Office of Education.

All Ventura County public school children have been invited to accept the challenge in preparing for emergencies and participate in two contests being held throughout Ventura County.

“Knowing what to do in an emergency is an important part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count,” said Laura Hernandez, Assistant Director of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services.

The art and video contests focus on the importance of having an emergency supply kit, developing a family communications plan, and being informed about the local hazards in our community.

Contest flyers were distributed to all of the schools and students should submit their entries to their school office by April 15, 2011. Awards will be given to the best individual, best school, and best district for each division and contest.

Questions regarding the contests may be directed to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services at (805) 654-2551.

For more information on disaster preparedness, please visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s website at www.ready.gov.

Date of Release: March 14, 2011
Date & Time: March 14, 2011 at 10:00 AM
Unit Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services
Administrator Preparing Release: Cynthia Elliott, OES Program Administrator (805) 654-3655
Follow-up Contact: Cynthia Elliott, OES Program Administrator (805) 654-3655
Approved By: Laura Hernandez, OES Assistant Director

 


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

Camarillo Deputies responded to a call of a gunshot victim around 1700 hours on Monday, February 1st at the Mission Nursery in Somis. When they arrived they found a male victim, later identified as Gilberto Aguilera 36 yrs of Somis, had been shot. Witnesses told deputies the suspect had fled the scene in a vehicle. The Sheriff’s Department airlifted the victim to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Within a few hours, Major Crimes Detectives were able to locate the suspect and take him into custody without incident. He was booked in the Ventura County Jail on unrelated charges while detectives followed up on additional information and leads.

On March 12, 2011, Justo Mora Navarro, a Somis resident, was arrested at the Ventura County Jail for the murder of Gilberto Aguilera. His bail is set at $500,000 and he will be arraigned in Ventura County Superior Court on March 15, 2011 at 1:30 pm.

Location: Mission Nursery 1600 block of 118 Hwy, Somis, CA
Date & Time / RB#: February 1, 2011 @ 1700 hours Report #:11-2658
Unit Responsible: Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau
Suspect: Justo Mora Navarro, Date of Birth: 8/16/1970
Officer Preparing Release: Sergeant Billy Hester
Follow-up Contact: Captain Mike Aranda (805) 654-2417
Date of Release: March 13, 2011
Approved By: Captain O’Hanlon

 


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

In December of 2009, the Sheriff’s Gang Unit investigated a shooting that occurred in the unincorporated are of Nyeland Acres. Investigators quickly identified a gang member named Joseph Peralta as a possible suspect. During the investigation, they recovered photographs of Peralta holding a sawed off shotgun as well as witnesses who state Peralta was in possession of the shotgun. Peralta, who was a convicted felon, was prohibited from possessing a firearm. On 12-22-2009, investigators arrested Peralta for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was booked into the Ventura County Jail and has remained in custody since that arrest.

For the next 15 months, gang investigators uncovered numerous crimes they believed Peralta had participated in. They included an illegal gun transfer from one gang member to another that Peralta arranged while in custody. Gang investigators were able to intercept the transfer on 2-11-10 and recover the gun. On 9-23-2010, gang investigators had obtained enough evidence to arrest Peralta for the Nyeland Acres shooting. He was arrested and charged with assault with a firearm and street terrorism. During the 15 month investigation, investigators intercepted numerous communications between Peralta and his sister, Valerie Peralta, in an attempt to dissuade the many witnesses who were going to testify against him. Investigators found that Valerie contacted at least one of the witnesses and attempted to keep them from testifying.

On 3-11-2011, gang investigators arrested Valerie Peralta at her residence for Witness Intimidation and Street Terrorism. She was booked into the Ventura County Jail and remains there on $100,000 bail. On 3-12-2011, investigators arrested Peralta at the Ventura County Jail for Witness Intimidation and Street Terrorism. He remains in custody on several cases with a bail of $650,000.

Location: 3700 Blk Orange Drive, Oxnard
Date & Time: 3-11-11 to 3-12-2011
Unit Responsible: Sheriff Gang Unit
Report #: 11-5762
Arrestee City Age
Peralta, Valerie Oxnard 24
Peralta, Joseph Oxnard 20
Officer Preparing Release: Sgt Schierman
Follow-up Contact: Sgt Schierman 654-2856
Approved by: Captain O’Hanlon

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

On 2/24/2011, Camarillo patrol deputies responded to Pleasant Valley Hospital reference a 13 year old male robbery / assault victim. Upon arrival, deputies learned the victim sustained a serious, but non-life threatening, head injury during the incident.

On 2/24/2011, at approximately 2025 hours, the victim was walking in the area of Pickwick Drive and Fulton Street in the city of Camarillo. A dark colored mini-van approached him and stopped. Suddenly, two male juveniles exited the mini-van from the rear sliding passenger door and confronted the victim. Meanwhile, an adult driver and adult front passenger remained seated in the van.

One of the juveniles brandished a metallic object as he forcefully removed a backpack and cellular phone from the victim. The suspect proceeded to use the metallic object to strike the side of the victim’s head without provocation. Consequently, the victim sustained a serious head injury and was later transported to the hospital by a third party. The two juvenile suspects returned to the van and all four suspects fled the scene with the victim’s property.

Information obtained during the initial investigation revealed the incident was gang related. The Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail received this case for further investigation and identified the suspects as criminal street gang members and/or associates.

On 03/02/2011, at approximately 0700 hours, a search warrant was served at three locations in the city of Camarillo. Additionally, one probation search was conducted in conjunction with the search warrants. Numerous items of evidentiary value were seized and four suspects were arrested.

The investigation remained open and further information was developed regarding the whereabouts of the victim’s stolen property. On 03/11/11, at approximately 0700 hours, an additional search warrant was served at a residence in the city of Oxnard. An occupant identified as Ivan Silva (18 yrs) was detained and found to be in possession of the victim’s stolen property in addition to numerous other items identified as stolen property from unrelated criminal activity throughout the city of Oxnard. Additional items found during the search warrant included burglary tools, a ski mask, and an imitation firearm. During the service of the search warrant, Silva was also found to be in violation of sexual related criminal activity.

Silva was arrested and booked at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility for 211 PC- Robbery, 186.22 PC- Street Gang Terrorism, 496 PC- Possession of Stolen Property, 466 PC- Possession of Burglary Tools, 289(h) PC- Penetration with a Foreign Object, and 261.5PC- Unlawful Intercourse with a Person Under 18 Years Old.
Additionally, another subject identified as George Rojas (18 yrs) was located at the residence. Rojas was initially uncooperative with law enforcement personnel and attempted to flee from the scene. As a result, Rojas was eventually arrested and booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility for 148(a)(1) PC- Delaying and Obstructing a Peace Officer.

Report Number:
(RB #) 11-4578
Location:
Pickwick Drive at Fulton Street, Camarillo. Ca.
Date & Time:
02-24-2011 / 2025 Hours
Unit Responsible:
Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S-1) Silva, Ivan Oxnard 18
(S-2) Rojas, George Oxnard 18
(V-1) Juvenile Camarillo 13 Media Release Prepared by:
Sergeant John J. Gleason, Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail
Media Release Date:
03-12-2011
Follow-Up Contact:
Sergeant John J. Gleason (805) 383-5140
Approved by:
Captain Monica McGrath

 
Suspect: Male Caucasian or Light Skinned Hispanic, 6’00- 6’4”, slender, 160-185lbs., receding hair line, balding, 43 to 47 years old.
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Suspect: Male Caucasian or Light Skinned Hispanic, 6’00- 6’4”, slender, 160-185lbs., receding hair line, balding, 43 to 47 years old.
Suspect: Male Caucasian or Light Skinned Hispanic, 6’00- 6’4”, slender, 160-185lbs., receding hair line, balding, 43 to 47 years old.

On 2-15-2011, while driving in the area of Cascade Avenue and Great Smokey Court, a female victim was stopped by an adult male who asked for her business card.

When the victim stopped her car at the curb, the suspect jumped into the vehicle and sexually assaulted her. While fighting with the suspect, a nearby witness screamed, causing the suspect to flee in the described vehicle.

The Thousand Oaks Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in providing any information that might lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call the Thousand Oaks Sexual Assault Unit.

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 494-TALK (Thousand Oaks / Moorpark) or 385-TALK (Camarillo / Oxnard / Port Hueneme).

Sexual Battery RB#: 11-3801
Location: Cascade Avenue at Great Smokey Court, Thousand Oaks
Date & Time: 2-15-11/ 8:50 AM Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Sexual Assault Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses Address Age
Victim: Female Simi Valley Resident 49
Suspect: Male Caucasian or Light Skinned Hispanic, 6’00- 6’4”, slender, 160-185lbs., receding hair line, balding, 43 to 47 years old.
Vehicle: Tan or light colored sport utility vehicle similar to a Jeep Cherokee.
Officer Preparing Release: Detective Greg Tougas
Follow-up Contact: Detective Greg Tougas/ 805-371-8397
Approved By: Mike De Los Santos Captain #0730

 
02/23/11 to 03/01/11
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

02/23/11
Vandalism
3rd St. / Akers St.
300 Block Central Ave.
Search Warrant
200 Block 3rd St.
02/24/11
Fight
500 Block A St.
Narcotics Violation
Glen Way / Santa Clara St.
02/25/11
Vandalism
200 Block Central Ave. (2)
300 Block Sespe Ave.
400 Block Blaine Ave.
300 Block Main St.
500 Block Santa Clara St. (2)
400 Block Santa Clara St.
700 Block Ventura St.
700 Block A St. (2)
300 Block Saratoga St.
400 Block Saratoga St.
Keep the Peace
200 Block Orange Grove Ave.
Brandishing
Clay St. / Santa Clara St.
Search Warrant
300 Block Saratoga St.
02/26/11
Burglary Residential
200 Block Saratoga St.
Theft Other
600 Block Ventura St.
Dead Body
100 Block B St.
Search Warrant
400 Block Main St.
500 Block Kensington Dr.
900 Block 1st St.
02/27/11
Keep the Peace
200 Block Main St.
Vandalism
400 Block Fillmore St.
600 Block 3rd St.
Illegal Entry
700 Block 4th St.
Fight
600 Block Ventura St.
02/28/11
Search Warrant
600 Block Lemon Way
Drunk in Public
Central Ave. / Main St.
Theft Other
500 Block Central Ave.
03/01/11
Vandalism
2nd St. / Fillmore St.
Theft Other
800 Block Burlington St.
Prowler
600 Block Ventura St.
Search Warrant
600 Block Lemon Way
600 Block Boulder St.

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

Previously, Ana Martinez had reported to Thousand Oaks Police she had been the victim of a robbery. She had claimed an older Hispanic couple had knocked on her door and asked in Spanish for some water. Martinez claimed the couple subsequently entered her residence and intimidated her to remain silent as they took several items of jewelry, a flat screen television, and other electronic items. She claimed the couple loaded the stolen items into a light gray van and fled the area.

Press releases were disbursed to the community in both English and Spanish. This was specifically intended to target the Spanish news media since Martinez lives in a predominantly Spanish speaking neighborhood.

Due to the media coverage of this incident, a witness came forward and contacted the case agent. The witness said he/she saw a different version of the incident involving Martinez. This new information caused the investigator to believe Martinez was not being truthful with the police.

The investigator spoke with Martinez and confronted her with the new information. Martinez admitted she had lied about the robbery to cover the fact she was the victim of her own greed. Martinez said she met and spoke with an older Hispanic couple at a local bus stop. The woman claimed to have a son who was hit by a vehicle and she had several medical bills. The woman further claimed the person who hit her son had dropped a bag of jewels. The woman asked Martinez for help and she agreed because she felt sorry for the woman. The male took one of the “diamonds” and left to get the jewel appraised. The male returned with a stack of cash and said each “diamond” was worth $20,000.00 dollars. The couple asked Martinez if she had any money so she could buy a “diamond.” Martinez said she did not have any money but said she had items of property at her residence she would exchange for one of the “diamonds.” The couple drove Martinez to her home, where she gave them several items of value. She did this believing she would make a significant profit by selling the diamond.

A few hours later, Martinez realized she had fallen for a scam. Martinez said she was so embarrassed, she reported the robbery to cover her mistake and conceal what really happened to the missing property from other members of the household. The investigator subsequently arrested Martinez for a misdemeanor violation of 148.5(a) P.C. / False report of a crime.

Although Martinez committed a crime, she was still approached and scammed by this couple. The Thousand Oaks Police encourages the public to be careful about the choices they make when presented with any sort of “get rich quick” proposition.

Location: 600 Block of Avenida Del Platino, Newbury Park, CA, 91320
Date & Time/ RB#: January 25, 2011 @ 1:25 p.m. / 11-2056
Unit Responsible: East County Sheriff’s Major Crimes
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses City of Residence Age
(V) Ana Martinez Newbury Park, CA 56
Officer Preparing Release: Detective Jon R Smith
Follow-up Contact: Detective Jon R Smith (805) 494-8216
Date of Release: March 7, 2011
Approved By: Captain Bruce Watlington

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

Sheriff’s deputies transported and destroyed nearly a ton of drugs last Friday. The significant fact about the operation was that the 1,800 pounds of drugs were accumulated in only a four-month period beginning on November 1, 2010.

All of the drugs were collected from pharmaceutical bins located inside the lobbies of Sheriff’s stations throughout Ventura County.

The pharmaceutical collection bins were installed in all Sheriff’s stations in 2010, and are available specifically for the public to properly dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications. The program has been a tremendous success in diverting household medications that would otherwise be abused, fall into the hands of minors, or impact the environment due to improper disposal.

The pharmaceuticals are periodically emptied from the bins, at which point they are removed from their individual containers, weighed, and then booked into the property room for future destruction.

Deputies took the accumulated drugs to a secure facility where an incinerator is used to destroy the material. Anyone with questions about the program can contact Sgt. Tom Bennett at (805)494-8262.

Location: Undisclosed location in Southern California
Date: March 4, 2011
Officer Preparing Release: Detective Eric Buschow
Follow-up Contact: Detective Eric Buschow (805)494-8226 / (805)947-8129
Date of Release: March 8, 2011
Approved By: Captain Brent Kerr

 
Witnesses are asked to contact the Camarillo Police Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

Camarillo traffic deputies responded to an injury traffic collision at the intersection of Santa Rosa Road and Woodcreek Road. A sports car was turning left from Santa Rosa Rd. onto Woodcreek Road when it was broadsided by a Sport Utility Vehicle traveling west on Santa Rosa Road.

As a result of the collision both drivers sustained minor injuries involving complaints of pain and small lacerations. The passenger in the sports car was trapped and had to be extricated by the County Fire Department’s with use of, “the jaws of life.” The passenger sustained serious injuries. The passenger, along with P1, was transported by ambulance to Los Robles Hospital Regional Medical Center, in Thousand Oaks. P2 was transported by ambulance to Ventura County Regional Medical Center, in Ventura.

At this time, investigators do not believe alcohol or drugs contributed to the collision. As a result of the accident, lanes of both roadways remained partially opened to traffic during the investigation.

The investigation is continuing and anyone who may have witnessed the accident, and who has not yet come forward, is asked to contact the Camarillo Police Department’s Traffic Bureau.

Location: Santa Rosa Road @ Woodcreek Road, Camarillo
Date & Time: 3-7-11/ 4:09 p.m. Unit Responsible: Camarillo Traffic Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses Address Age
(P1) Maynard, Samuel Camarillo, CA 21
(Pass1) Maynard, Vanessa Camarillo, CA 50
(P2) Platt, Robin Camarillo, CA 47
Officer Preparing Release: Harold Hanley, Traffic Sergeant, (805) 388-5132
Follow-Up Contact: Deputy Juan Cordova (805) 388-5125
Date of Release: 3/08/11
Approved By: Captain O’Hanlon

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

On March 4, 2011, at about 4PM, two males entered an orchard located near the 16000 block of South Mountain Road in Santa Paula. The suspects were in the process of stealing avocados and lemons when a local neighbor interrupted them. The neighbor left the area to contact the property owner. When the neighbor and the avocado rancher returned to the scene of the crime, the suspects had fled, but left the picked avocados and lemons behind.

Detective Albert Ramirez responded to the scene. After completing the preliminary criminal investigation, he observed two male subjects walking on South Mountain Road who matched the description of the alleged thieves. The suspects were detained and arrested for the theft of avocados and citrus fruit.

The suspects were identified as 26 year old Adrian Zavala Montiel and 41 year old Alejandro Ramos Pineda both from Santa Paula.

This arrest was made possible due to the “Farm Watch,” partnership between the farming community and the Sheriff’s Office. Farm Watch is a county wide electronic neighborhood watch program that is distributed to more than 600 farms, ranches, nurseries, and supply houses. In this case, because of Farm Watch, the rancher knew how to react and treat the crime scene to preserve potential evidence for immediate processing by deputies of the Sheriff’s Office.

Date: March 4, 2011
Unit Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, Santa Clara Valley Sub-Station
Officer Preparing Release: Sgt. Dave Wareham
Follow-up Contact: Sgt. Dave Wareham 524-2233
Approved By: Captain O’Hanlon

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

On February 18, 2011, Sheriff’s deputies from the Moorpark Patrol Station responded to a residential burglary call in an unincorporated area outside of Moorpark. Suspect(s) had entered the residence and had stolen a laptop computer.

Moorpark Station Detectives interviewed the victim and learned that a friend of the victim had innocently posted on FaceBook that the victim and his family were visiting Universal Studios on the day of the burglary. Detectives also learned that the stolen computer was equipped with a GPS system embedded into the computer’s software. Through the use of the GPS, Moorpark detectives were able to track the stolen computer to a hotel room in the City of Ventura.

With the assistance of patrol deputies from the Headquarters Station, Moorpark detectives contacted the suspect, Arnold Ikeda, at the hotel room, and arrested him for possessing the stolen computer. Ikeda was also charged with several drug related offenses, as a subsequent investigation showed that he was also involved in narcotics sales from the hotel room. During the investigation, a second suspect, Desiree Lovio, arrived at the location and was also arrested on drug related charges.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is reminding everyone who uses social networking websites to do so responsibly. Be cautious of the information you post on these sites as criminals have the ability to learn of your daily activities and use the information to facilitate their crimes.

Location: 1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura
Date & Time/ RB#: March 1, 2011 / 4:00 pm Case #11-4031
Unit Responsible: Moorpark Station Detectives & Headquarters Station Patrol Units
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses City of Residence Age
(S) Arnold Ikeda Ventura 32
(S) Desiree Lovio Oxnard 30
Officer Preparing Release: Detective Kevin Lynch
Follow-up Contact: Detective Scott Hardy (805) 532-2715
Date of Release: March 3, 2011
Approved By: Captain Ron Nelson

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

On March 1, 2011, Sheriff’s deputies responded to Pleasant Valley Hospital in reference to a patient seeking treatment for a stab wound. Deputies learned the juvenile victim had sustained wounds requiring immediate medical attention. Deputies located the crime scene near the Lamplighter Mobile Home Park in the City of Camarillo.

Detectives from the Camarillo Investigation Bureau also responded to assist with the investigation. Detectives identified (A) Gerardo Simon Mares as the suspect. Mares was subsequently arrested for violation of PC 245(a)(1) / Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

As the investigation continued, Camarillo detectives discovered information indicating Mares’ mother, (A) Sandra Garcia Mares aided her son after the crime. She was arrested for violating PC 32 / Accessory after the crime.

Location: Vicinity of the Lamplighter Mobile Home Park, Camarillo
Date & Time/ RB#: March 1, 2011 mid-afternoon / RB# 2011-4919
Unit Responsible: Camarillo Investigations Bureau
(S)uspects City of Residence Age
Mares, Gerardo Simon Camarillo 20
Mares, Sandra Garcia Camarillo 40
Officer Preparing Release: Detective Nora Soler
Follow-up Contact: Detective Nora Soler #388-5149
Date of Release: March 3, 2011
Approved By: Captain McGrath

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

On April 11th, 2011, the Ojai Police Department will begin its 3rd Citizen's Academy program. It's a ten-week course designed to give citizens an overview of the police department's function and operational procedures.

There will be presentations by a superior court judge, K-9 officer, S.W.A.T. team members, bomb squad, narcotic officers, and many others. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet the Chief of Police and get a comprehensive tour of the police station. There will be field trips to the Pre-Trial Detention Facility (main jail), Sheriff's Dispatch, the Sheriff's Training Academy, and heliport. Participants will also get the opportunity to go on a ride-along with a patrol deputy.

Anyone interested in attending the Citizen's Academy can get an application at the Ojai Police Station, the city of Ojai website at http://www.ci.ojai.ca.us/ or the Sheriff’s Department website at www.VCSD.org. Potential candidates must be at least 18 years of age, live or work in Ojai or the unincorporated area of the Ojai Valley, have no felony convictions, and have no misdemeanor convictions within one year of applying.

Classes will meet on Monday evenings beginning April 11th, 2011, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM for ten weeks and will be held at the Ojai Police Station.

For additional information contact Ojai Police at 805-646-1414 or email Senior Deputy Mike Harris at michael.harris@ventura.org.

Location: Ojai Police Department (402 S. Ventura St. Ojai, CA 93023)
Officer Preparing Release: Senior Deputy Mike Harris
Follow-up Contact: Senior Deputy Mike Harris
Date of Release: 03/07/11
Approved By: Capt. C. Dunn

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

On February 18, 2011, Sheriff’s deputies from the Moorpark Patrol Station responded to a residential burglary call in an unincorporated area outside of Moorpark. Suspect(s) had entered the residence and had stolen a laptop computer.

Moorpark Station Detectives interviewed the victim and learned that a friend of the victim had innocently posted on FaceBook that the victim and his family were visiting Universal Studios on the day of the burglary. Detectives also learned that the stolen computer was equipped with a GPS system embedded into the computer’s software. Through the use of the GPS, Moorpark detectives were able to track the stolen computer to a hotel room in the City of Ventura.

With the assistance of patrol deputies from the Headquarters Station, Moorpark detectives contacted the suspect, Arnold Ikeda, at the hotel room, and arrested him for possessing the stolen computer. Ikeda was also charged with several drug related offenses, as a subsequent investigation showed that he was also involved in narcotics sales from the hotel room. During the investigation, a second suspect, Desiree Lovio, arrived at the location and was also arrested on drug related charges.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is reminding everyone who uses social networking websites to do so responsibly. Be cautious of the information you post on these sites as criminals have the ability to learn of your daily activities and use the information to facilitate their crimes.

Location: 1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura
Date & Time/ RB#: March 1, 2011 / 4:00 pm Case #11-4031
Unit Responsible: Moorpark Station Detectives & Headquarters Station Patrol Units
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses City of Residence Age
(S) Arnold Ikeda Ventura 32
(S) Desiree Lovio Oxnard 30
Officer Preparing Release: Detective Kevin Lynch
Follow-up Contact: Detective Scott Hardy (805) 532-2715
Date of Release: March 3, 2011
Approved By: Captain Ron Nelson