Location: Ojai, Ca.
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

On June 1, 2010, Sheriff’s Narcotic Investigators took up surveillance at Libby Park in Ojai after receiving several reports of drug sales. Soon after arriving at the park, detectives observed Sangster involved in a drug transaction. Jaramillo and Lara were present along with 3 juvenile males. Additional transactions were observed and detectives contacted the group. Sangster was arrested for furnishing narcotics to a minor, possession of a controlled substance for sale, sale of a controlled substance, and furnishing narcotics in a public park. Lara was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Jaramillo was arrested for possession of hashish. The juveniles were arrested drug related charges. All subjects were additionally arrested for being present at a location where drugs are used. The adults were booked into the Main Jail for the listed charges. The juveniles were cited and released to their parents.

Date: June 1, 2010
Unit Responsible: Special Services Bureau / Narcotics Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses City of residence Age
Ian Sangster Ojai 19
Johnny Jaramillo Ojai 18
Jesse Lara Ojai 19

Officer Preparing Release: Sergeant Mike Horne
Follow-up Contact: Sergeant Mike Horne / (805) 383-8700
Approved by: Captain Dave Murray

 


 
Local 7-Eleven Stores Work with T.O. Deputies to Issue Coupons to Kids for Good Deeds
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

The Thousand Oaks Police Department is teaming up with 7-Eleven to reward kids for doing good deeds in the community. Deputies are rewarding children who do something helpful, practice safety, or deter crime in the community. Youngsters recognized by the police will receive coupons good for a small slurpee that can be redeemed at participating Ventura County 7-Eleven stores. The program, which is designed to promote good citizenship, is in effect for the summer and back-to-school months through December 31, 2010.

Since the program's inception in 1995, more than 10 million Operation Chill coupons have been distributed to hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the country in the areas where 7-Eleven operates stores. The Thousand Oaks Police Department began utilizing the Operation Chill program in 2008 to reward youth for their good deeds, as well as enhance their relations with the young citizens of Thousand Oaks.

In addition to rewarding good behavior by youth, Operation Chill offers opportunities for deputies to interface with youngsters in non-law-enforcement situations. Deputies use the coupons to reward kids for wearing bicycle helmets, doing good deeds, participating in community activities and organizations, picking up trash, deterring crime, or observing school crossing rules.

Operation Chill was developed by 7-Eleven to positively reward and encourage good behavior by kids during the hot summer months when there is often an increase in loitering, shoplifting and graffiti, and to support law enforcement agencies' community relations projects. The success and popularity of Operation Chill has resulted in the program being extended beyond the summer months for local law enforcement officers to use during the school year as well.

Thousand Oaks, CA Date & Time June 16, 2010 Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department
Officer Preparing Release: Sgt. Don Aguilar
Follow-up Contact: Sgt. Don Aguilar (805) 797-7349
Date of Release: 6-16-10
Approved By: Captain Bill Ayub

 


 
Cities of Ventura and Oxnard
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

On 6/15/2010, Sex Crimes Detectives from the Major Crimes Bureau of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department located and arrested two sex offenders for a violation of Section 290 of the California Penal Code, which requires persons convicted of specified sexual assault cases to register with the agency in whose jurisdiction they reside. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department actively investigates and pursues individuals who violate the terms of their registration.

Sheriff’s detectives had received information that Frederic Koerner, a convicted sex offender, was allegedly in violation of the terms of his registration. Koerner had been registered as a transient with the Sheriff's Department with no residential address given; however, an investigation disclosed that he had established residence in a motor home in the rear of a church in Ventura and had been paying rent to the church for the last two years. Koerner was located and arrested in the parking lot of the church in Ventura.

Candido, also known as Rafael Zetino, was convicted of a sex crime in 1996 and deported to El Salvador in 2000. He subsequently returned to Ventura County and registered as a convicted sex offender with the Sheriff’s Department in 2002. In 2004, he discontinued registration and his whereabouts were unknown. An investigation by sheriff’s detectives determined that he had been working and residing in Oxnard. Candido was arrested at his residence while attempting to hide from detectives in a tree in the backyard.

Sheriff's Department detectives actively conduct investigations to verify the residential information provided by convicted sex registrants. Additionally, probation and/or parole searches are also conducted periodically. During a recent sweep, a parolee, William Inscoe, was arrested for an unrelated violation of his parole terms and booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility. A second registrant was found to be in violation of the registration process. An investigation into that violation(s) is continuing.

Date & Time: June 15, 2010
Unit Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, Major Crimes Bureau—Sexual Assault Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (Witnesses) Age City of Residence
(S) Frederic Koerner 76 Ventura
(S) Rafael Candido 45 Oxnard

Officer Preparing Release: Sgt. Tim Waite
Detective, Special Services - Major Crimes Bureau / Sexual Assault Unit
tim.waite@ventura.org
Follow-up Contact: Captain Rick Barrios, Major Crimes Bureau, (805) 477-7015, rick.barrios@ventura.org
Approved by: Captain Rick Barrios
Date of Release: June 16, 2010

 
Various Locations in Thousand Oaks
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

A 17-year-old juvenile was arrested for a residential burglary after he stole the homeowner’s vehicle and led police on a high-speed pursuit, which ended in the Saticoy area. Detectives with the East Valley Investigations Unit conducted a follow-up investigation and linked the juvenile and a second suspect, Daniel Bello, to a residential burglary which occurred on 05-26-10, in the 500 block of Calle Arroyo, Thousand Oaks. The suspects were also connected to at least five separate residential burglaries in the City of Thousand Oaks, City of Camarillo, and the City of Ventura. The juvenile was arrested for residential burglary and vehicle theft and booked at Juvenile Hall. Bello was arrested during a traffic stop in the city of Ventura after a search warrant was executed at his residence. Bello was booked at the East Valley Sheriff’s Station for 3 counts of residential burglary and 2 counts of grand theft auto. He is currently in custody with a bail set at $50,000.

Residents are reminded to be pro-active in utilizing safes within their homes to secure valuables. The Sheriff’s Department would also like to remind residents to remove valuables from their vehicles and ensure their vehicles are secured. During a recent rash of vehicle burglaries in the Oak Park area, victims were targeted for leaving valuables inside their vehicle over night.

Date & Time/ RB#: June 03, 2010 / 3:30 pm

Unit Responsible: East County Investigations Unit

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses Address Age
Bello, Daniel Vega Ventura 18
Male Juvenile Ventura 17

Officer Preparing Release: Detective Russell King
Follow-up Contact: Detective Russell King / 805-494-8224
Date of Release: 06-15-10
Approved By: Captain Bruce Watlington

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

On 6-6-2010, Ventura County Sheriff narcotic investigators along with members of the City of Thousand Oaks Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit concluded a month long investigation into an illegal marijuana delivery service operating in the City of Thousand Oaks. Investigators learned Fabian Citraro and his wife Amanda were the owners of “Mary Jane’s Bud” located in the 3500 block of Old Conejo Road in the City of Thousand Oaks. Investigators obtained search warrants for four locations associated with the illegal marijuana sales operation. Two locations were in a business complex in the 3400 block of Old Conejo Road. These two locations were determined to be sites where marijuana plants were being cultivated. The third location was housed in the 3500 block of Old Conejo Road where a central dispatch center took marijuana orders either by telephone or by the Internet. The dispatcher at the center would fill the requested orders and multiple drivers would deliver the marijuana to the customers’ doorsteps. Investigators also served a search warrant at the couple’s residence in the 20 block of Teardrop Court, Thousand Oaks. Investigators found marijuana converted to food products in the refrigerator at the residence. Small children had easy access to this marijuana in the refrigerator. Therefore, investigators are pursuing child endangerment charges on the couple. The couple was booked into the Ventura County Sheriff’s Pre-Trial Detention Facility and are scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court on July 6, 2010.

Location:
20 Block of Teardrop Court, Thousand Oaks
3475 Old Conejo Road, Thousand Oaks
3533 Old Conejo Road, Thousand Oaks
Date & Time/ RB#:
06-06-2010
Unit Responsible:
Ventura County Sheriff’s Department East County Narcotics Street Team- City of Thousand Oaks Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses City of residence Age
Fabian Citraro Thousand Oaks 32
Amanda Citraro Thousand Oaks 30

Officer Preparing Release:
Sgt. Robert Thomas
Follow-up Contact:
Sgt. Robert Thomas (805) 383-8710 or robert.thomas@ventura.org
Date of Release:
June 14, 2010
Approved By:
Captain Dave Murray

 

On Sunday 06/13/10, at approximately 1300 hours, the Santa Paula Police Department received an anonymous tip of a person conducting drug sales at a residence in the 700 Block of Sheffield Drive. Upon further investigation of the residence, it was discovered one of the occupants, Gabriel Osuna, 18 years, was on probation for possession of marijuana for sales. Santa Paula Officers conducted a probation search of Osuna and his residence and located over 3.5 pounds of Marijuana, over $4500 in cash, misc packaging and scales.
Osuna was transported to the Ventura County Jail on the charges of possession of marijuana for sales and possession of a controlled substance. Because of the vigilance of the Citizens in the community, arrests like these are possible.

Kenneth Clark #1070
Senior Police Officer

 
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
California State Governor

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Thomas Coleman of Fontana, CA:

“Officer Thomas Coleman committed his life to protecting the safety of the people of California. He was an outstanding officer who demonstrated his dedication and selflessness through his hard work in the line of duty. On behalf of all Californians, Maria and I extend our deepest sympathies to Thomas’ family and loved ones during this very difficult time.”

Officer Coleman, 33, died June 11, as a result of fatal injuries sustained in a collision while responding to an emergency incident. Officer Coleman is survived by his wife, Jamie Jean Coleman; son Ryan Joseph Coleman, age two years old; daughter Shaylen Marie Coleman, age eleven months; mother Janice Womack; and sister Kathleen Pool.

In honor of Officer Coleman, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.

 
13000 Block of Canyonwood Court, Moorpark, CA
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

At approximately 11:30 A.M., a male subject knocked on the door of a Mooorpark residence. When the resident did not answer the door, the subject tried to enter the home through a window. When Moorpark Police arrived in the area, the victim and a neighbor described three suspects, two of whom were seen running from the residence. While responding to the call, a Moorpark detective observed one of the suspects run across Tierra Rejada Road and climb a block wall into the Christian Barrett residential area.

Deputies from the Moorpark Police Department conducted a door to door search of the residential area with the assistance of three K-9’s and an air unit.

Through the use of Reverse 911 and the cooperation of neighbors and law enforcement personnel, all suspects were taken into custody.

Date & Time/ RB#: Friday, June 11, 2010 11:30 A.M. RB# 10-14104

Unit Responsible: Moorpark Police

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses Address Age
(S) Coleman, Dennis Los Angeles 31
(S) Fuller, Anthony Pomona 27
(S) Jones, William Los Angeles 34

Officer Preparing Release: Senior Deputy Robert Berger #2468

Follow-up Contact: Senior Deputy Robert Berger #2468 (805) 532-2707

Date of Release: Friday, June 11, 2010 4:45 P.M

Approved By: Captain Ron Nelson

 
the Largest Coordinated U.S. Law Enforcement Strike Against Mexican-based Drug Trafficking Organizations to date
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

On Wednesday, June 9, 2010, narcotics officers from the Ventura County Combined Agency Team (VCAT) participated in Project Deliverance, a coordinated nationwide strike against Mexican-based drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) operating within the United States. These organizations bring violence and large quantities of dangerous drugs into our local communities. The early morning raids associated with Project Deliverance took place in several locations across the U.S., including in Ventura County.

A total of 12 search warrants were served and 12 suspects were arrested at several locations in Ventura, Los Angeles, and Riverside counties. For this operation alone, the seizures included 28.2 pounds of heroin, 15 pounds of methamphetamine, three handguns, and several thousand dollars in cash. Additionally, six drug endangered children were taken into protective custody.

VCAT’s involvement related to Mexican-based DTOs began with a street level investigation in December 2006. To date, the total amount of illicit drugs seized includes 620 pounds of heroin (a record amount) and 102 pounds of methamphetamine. The June 9th seizures are part of a larger ongoing VCAT operation that includes disrupting the heroin distribution ring associated with drug kingpin Jose Antonio Medina, also known as “Don Pepe.” Medina was recently arrested by Mexican officials on March 24 of this year.

VCAT is a countywide grant-supported narcotics enforcement team that was established in 1999. It is currently comprised of members of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Oxnard Police Department, and Simi Valley Police Department. VCAT also works closely with other state and federal agencies such as BNE (Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement), the FBI, and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).

Location: Various Locations in Ventura, Los Angeles, and Riverside Counties
Date & Time: June 9, 2010
Agencies Responsible: VCAT, Downey PD, CHP, DEA, LA HIDTA, LA IMPACT, and FBI

Suspects Age City of Residence
Petra Rocha Duran Cabrera 46 Moreno Valley
Emilio Delgado 43 Whittier
Jose Luis Lopez 56 Maywood
Angela Orozco-Torres 41 Compton
Leonardo Davila 26 Los Angeles
Salvador Godinez 42 Lynwood
Joaquin Verduzco 66 Lynwood
Fernando Sicairos 60 Los Angeles
Robert Rodriguez 30 El Monte
Jorge Arrellano Valdez 26 Oxnard
Maria Esmeralda Peneloza De Medina 25 Oxnard
Paulino Vargas 22 Oxnard

Officer Preparing Release: Captain Ross Bonfiglio, Sheriff’s PIO (805) 654-2417
vcsd.media@ventura.org
Follow-up Contact: Captain Ross Bonfiglio, Sheriff’s PIO (805) 654-2417
vcsd.media@ventura.org
Approved By: Captain O’Hanlon
Date of Release: June 10, 2010

 
Location: 200 Block of Mobil Avenue, Camarillo
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

On 6-7-2010, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Sheriff’s Dispatch received several 9-1-1 calls reporting 2-3 shots fired in the 200 block of Mobil Avenue in Camarillo. Witnesses reported seeing the suspect fire a handgun at an occupied vehicle that left the area. Deputies from the Camarillo Police Department responded and were on scene within a few minutes. In addition, several K9 units and the Sheriff’s Air Unit assisted as the suspect, still armed with a handgun, had fled the scene on foot.

A short time later, the suspect was located in a drainage ditch and taken into custody a few blocks away. Deputies recovered a handgun along with shell casings that were located near where the initial call was reported. At this time, no injuries have been reported and the investigation is continuing. The suspect was booked at the Juvenile Justice Center in Oxnard on an assault with a deadly weapon charge.

The Camarillo Police Department is asking anyone with information who may have witnessed this crime to contact either Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department at (805) 654-9511.

Date & Time: June 7, 2010 @ 6:30 p.m.
Unit Responsible: Camarillo Police Department Investigations Bureau
Arrestees: Male Juvenile Resident of: Camarillo Age: 17 years
Officer Preparing Release: Senior Deputy Julie Novak, PIO, 805-947-6648
Follow-up Contact: Senior Deputy Julie Novak, PIO, 805-947-6648
Approved By: Captain Dave Murray

 
Various Locations in the City of Moorpark
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

The Moorpark Special Enforcement / Gang Unit has been conducting an ongoing investigation in reference to multiple graffiti vandalisms over the course of many months. The vandals used spray paint, markers, and etching tools to vandalize several areas throughout Moorpark, including Arroyo Vista Park, Poindexter Park, Flory School, and Moorpark High School. Possible suspects were identified and several probation searches were conducted on 6-04-2010 and 6-05-2010. Evidence linking the suspects to the graffiti vandalisms, which date back to 1-2-2009, was discovered.

Four juveniles were arrested, three of which were lodged at Juvenile Hall. Based on evidence obtained during the probation searches, and interviews with the suspects, the Moorpark Special Enforcement / Gang Unit cleared 22 felony vandalism cases and five misdemeanor vandalism cases. The four juveniles were responsible for over $47,000 worth of damage to the city of Moorpark and various businesses.

Unit Responsible: Moorpark Special Enforcement / Gang Unit
Officer Preparing Release: Detective Erik Roe
Follow-up Contact: Detective Erik Roe (805) 532-2645
Date of Release: June 7, 2010

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

On 6-4-2010, a School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to Westlake High School received information that several students were possessing and selling Xanax, marijuana, cocaine and vicodin at the high school. The SRO conducted an intense investigation and discovered approximately eleven students were involved in the possession/sales of the aforementioned drugs. In addition, the SRO was able to identify an 18-year-old male who was responsible for selling some of the drugs to students at the high school. This 18-year-old suspect is not a student at Westlake High School. The SRO contacted Sheriff’s narcotic investigators who responded to the high school to assist in the investigation. A subsequent surveillance was conducted on the male suspect. A traffic stop was conducted on the suspect and approximately one quarter-pound of marijuana packaged for sale was located in the vehicle. A search warrant was obtained for the suspect’s residence in the 4100 block of Lemonberry Pl, Thousand Oaks. A sophisticated indoor marijuana grow operation was located in the suspect’s residence along with a rifle and ammunition. There were approximately 100 marijuana plants inside the suspect’s residence. The suspect admitted to selling marijuana and Xanax to some of the Westlake High School students who were interviewed earlier by the SRO.

The suspect’s name was omitted due to the on-going investigation where additional arrests and seizures are expected.

Location: Westlake High School, City of Thousand Oaks
Date & Time/ RB#: 6-4-2010
Unit Responsible: City of Thousand Oaks Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit-School Resource Officer and Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Narcotic Unit.
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses City of residence Age
Male Adult Thousand Oaks 18

Officer Preparing Release: Sgt. Robert Thomas
Follow-up Contact: Sgt. Robert Thomas (805) 383-8710
Date of Release: June 5, 2010
Approved By: Captain O’Hanlon

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).

 
2000 Block of Creekwood Street, Thousand Oaks, CA
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

On Thursday, May 27, 2010, deputies from the Thousand Oaks Police Department responded to a call of a child found in the family swimming pool, not breathing. Upon their arrival, they initiated emergency efforts to revive the child. The child was transferred to Los Robles ER by ambulance where he was placed on life support and then subsequently airlifted to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara County.

On Monday, May 31, 2010, the child succumbed to his injuries.

As the summer approaches, the Thousand Oaks Police Department wants to send a reminder to be water safety conscious. Be aware of your surroundings near water and stay vigilant around those who are unable to swim.

Date & Time/ RB#: May 27, 2010 4:30 PM / RB#10-12797
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks PD / Investigations Bureau
Victim:
2 year-old male child

Officer Preparing Release: Sergeant B. Payton
Follow-up Contact: Sergeant B. Payton 805.371.8392
Date of Release: June 3, 2010
Approved By: Mike De Los Santos Captain #0730

 
CHRISTOPHER ATKINSON
CHRISTOPHER ATKINSON

Christopher Atkinson (age 23) was arrested outside of his Thousand Oaks apartment after a police investigation revealed Atkinson engaged in sexual activity with a 15 year-old female.

Atkinson was a campus supervisor and baseball coach for Moorpark High School where he first began talking to the 15 year old female, who is a student at the school. He continued communicating with the student away from school through the Internet site, “MySpace.” Atkinson arranged to meet the girl outside of school hours and brought her to his residence in Thousand Oaks. There, he provided her alcohol and subsequently sexually assaulted her.

Atkinson was new to working at the school and had only been employed there for a couple of months. Atkinson was arrested and booked for various sexual assault charges.

Location: 799 St. Charles Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Date & Time/ RB#: June 1, 2010 0900 hours RB# 10-12878
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department
(S)uspect Address Age
Atkinson, Christopher Thousand Oaks, Ca 23
Officer Preparing Release: Detective Jason Robarts #2948
Follow-up Contact: Detective Jason Robarts #2948 - (805) 494-8229
Date of Release: June 3, 2010
Approved By: Mike De Los Santos, Captain #0730

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

An unidentified male subject, possibly Hispanic with a dark complexion and brown eyes, entered Log Cabin Liquor carrying a black small caliber semi-automatic handgun in his right hand. The suspect was wearing a blue baseball cap backwards, a dark blue or black bandana covering his face so only his eyes were visible, a gray sweatshirt, and dark blue jeans. The suspect demanded the money from the cash register drawer and cigarettes, which the clerk put in a plastic bag. The suspect demanded that everyone inside the store lie facedown on the floor and count to 100. A witness saw the suspect leave the store and remove the bandana from his face. The suspect possibly fled the area in a Gray Honda Pilot with a Hispanic female subject in the front passenger seat.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Detective Smith at (805) 654-2360 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers.

Report Number (R.B. #): 10-12880
Location: Log Cabin Liquor, Montalvo
2457 Alameda Avenue, Ventura, CA 93003
Date and Time: May 28, 2010 at 2:30 PM
Unit Responsible: Headquarters Investigations Bureau
Officer Preparing Release: Detective Dennis Smith
Follow-Up Contact: Detective Dennis Smith or Detective Christine Rettura (805) 654-2360
Date of Media Release: June 1, 2010
Approved By: Darrell Erickson, Sergeant #1436

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $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 (805) 494-TALK (Thousand Oaks / Moorpark) or (805) 385-TALK (Camarillo / Oxnard / Port Hueneme / Ventura).

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

Deputies with the Thousand Oaks Police Department arrested Alex Shahkaramian in connection with a commercial burglary at the CVS Pharmacy at 451 S. Reino Rd. At 10:49 pm on May 27, 2010, Deputies responded to an alarm call at the CVS Pharmacy. The alarm company advised there were multiple alarm activations within the store, mostly in the pharmacy area. The first Deputies on scene discovered the rear door to the CVS had been forced open. A perimeter was established around the CVS, and a Senior Deputy with the Ventura County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit was sent to the location.

A team of Deputies, along with the Sheriff’s K-9, entered the front of the CVS to search for suspects. The Sheriff’s K-9 located Shahkaramian in the rear area of the store. Shahkaramian was bitten by the Sheriff’s K-9, but he and an accomplice were able to flee the business leaving out the rear door that had been forced open. Deputies outside the rear door of the business took Shahkaramian into custody after he jumped a fence into the drainage canal directly to the west of the business. Shahkaramian’s accomplice ran north toward Kimber Road, and was able to escape the perimeter by running through the backyard of a residence on South Fallbrook Avenue. A search of the surrounding area was conducted, but Shahkaramian’s accomplice was not located.

It appeared that pharmaceuticals were the target of this burglary. The suspects brought a large trashcan into the store, similar in size to a curbside residential trashcan. That trashcan was filled with over-the-counter and prescription medications, as were two smaller containers that belonged to CVS. All three of the containers were left inside the store, near the rear door that had been forced open.

Shahkaramian was booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Ventura on one count of commercial burglary and one count of resisting arrest. His bail has been set at $10,000.00.

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).

Location: CVS Pharmacy 451 S. Reino Rd. Newbury Park, CA
Date & Time/ RB#: May 27, 2010 at 10:49 pm RB# 10-12816
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department Investigations Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses Address Age
(S-1) Alex Shahkaramian Glendale, CA 34
(S-2) Unknown male Unknown Unknown

Officer Preparing Release: Det. Roger Kelley
Follow-up Contact: Det. Roger Kelley, Thousand Oaks Police Department (805) 494-8211
Date of Release: May 28, 2010
Approved By: Captain Bruce Watlington

 
Sheriff Brooks presenting resolution to Mike Powers with HCA staff present.  Looking on at left are Senior Deputy Bill Meixner (wheelchair), Deputy Beau Rodriguez, and Undersheriff Mark Ball.
Sheriff Brooks presenting resolution to Mike Powers with HCA staff present. Looking on at left are Senior Deputy Bill Meixner (wheelchair), Deputy Beau Rodriguez, and Undersheriff Mark Ball.
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On Friday, May 28th, Ventura County Sheriff Bob Brooks presented Mike Powers, Director of the Ventura County Health Care Agency (HCA), with a resolution for compassion, professionalism, and superior care. The care was provided by the Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) to Deputies Beau Rodriguez and Bill Meixner after the serious traffic accident they were involved in on April 17, 2010 that left them both in critical condition. Both deputies are recovering extremely well and are no longer hospitalized. Senior Deputy Meixner, Deputy Rodriguez, and their families were all on hand for the presentation.

Sheriff Brooks noted that not only was the quality of medical care outstanding, the accommodating manner of all the HCA staff was remarkable. The family members and numerous other visitors were always made to feel welcome. “The professional and competent atmosphere the staff created reassured everyone that the deputies were in excellent hands,” commented Sheriff Brooks.

The Sheriff’s Department would like to thank the outstanding staff at the Ventura County Health Care Agency and the public for all of their ongoing support and concern.

Date & Time: May 28, 2010 @ 9:30 am
Unit Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, Office of the Sheriff

Officer Preparing Release: Captain Ross Bonfiglio (805) 654-2417
Follow-up Contact: Captain Ross Bonfiglio (805) 654-2417
ross.bonfiglio@ventura.org
Date of Release: May 28, 2010

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

Investigators arrested an 18-year-old man Wednesday afternoon for conspiracy and residential burglary after linking him to a home burglary that took place in February 2010.

Andrew Clarkson was arrested in Thousand Oaks during a traffic stop at California Lutheran University. Clarkson was identified as one of three suspects involved in the midday burglary, during which numerous items were stolen from the victim’s home, including jewelry and valuable electronics.

Clarkson was booked at the East County Jail and remains in custody in lieu of $60,000.00 bail. He is scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court on May 28, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.

The investigation into other individuals involved in the burglary is ongoing.

Location: 2600 block of Regina Avenue, Thousand Oaks, Ca.
Date & Time/ RB#: Feb. 4, 2010 @ 1:00 p.m. / 10-2951
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department Investigations Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses Address Age
(S) Clarkson, Andrew Thousand Oaks 18

Officer Preparing Release: Detective Eric Buschow
Follow-up Contact: Detective Eric Buschow (805)494-8226 / (805)947-8129
Date of Release: May 27, 2010
Approved By: Captain Bruce Watlington

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

The Camarillo Police Department would like to remind all drivers that using a cell phone (without a hands-free device) while driving is a violation of law. Also, illegally tinted windows on vehicles and not wearing seatbelts are violations of the law as well.

Deputies working at the Camarillo Station will be extra vigilant during the month of June, looking for the above violations in addition to other traffic violations beginning June 1st. Citations will be issued and drivers are urged not to violate these traffic laws as well as all other traffic laws.

Location: City of Camarillo
Date: 6/1/10 through 6/30/10 Unit Responsible: Camarillo Traffic Bureau
Officer Preparing Release & Follow-up Contact: Harold Hanley, Traffic Sergeant #388-5132.
Date of Release: 05/27/10
Approved By: Captain Monica McGrath

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

In order to provide a more timely exchange of information with residents in unincorporated areas of Eastern Ventura County, sheriff’s officials have created a virtual neighborhood watch network called East County Sheriff Watch.

The program, which is modeled after the Thousand Oaks City Watch, is designed to target unincorporated neighborhoods, such as Oak Park, Bell Canyon, Lynn Ranch, Casa Conejo and Lake Sherwood.

Residents can subscribe to the program by sending an e-mail to ecsheriff.watch@ventura.org. Participants will receive direct e-mail updates about criminal activity, crime trends, press releases and events that may be occurring in their neighborhoods.

“This program allows for greater collaboration between the Sheriff’s Department and the many communities we serve,” said Captain Brent Kerr, who oversees patrol operations for the East County.

“An important aspect of the program is the ability for residents to voice their concerns about criminal activity, traffic conditions, and other quality-of-life issues,” Kerr said.

Anyone with questions about the program can contact Senior Deputy Eric Taylor at (805)494-8274.

Location: Eastern Ventura County
Officer Preparing Release: Detective Eric Buschow
Follow-up Contact: Senior Deputy Eric Taylor (805)494-8274
Date of Release: May 27, 2010
Approved By: Captain Brent Kerr