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    Felon In Possession Of Firearm, Ammunition, And Narcotics

    Nature of Incident: Felon in Possession of Firearm, Ammunition, and Narcotics

    Report Number: 21-177242

    Location: 500 Block of Central Avenue, Fillmore

                     600 Block of River Street, Fillmore

    Date & Time: December 29, 2021, at 7:00 AM

    Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Gang Unit, Fillmore Patrol Station

    (S)uspect                                     City of Residence     Age

    (S) Plunkett, Mark Anthony            Fillmore                     43


    On December 29, 2021, Fillmore resident Mark Plunkett was arrested for various firearms, ammunition, and narcotics violations.

    In, detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Gang SGU) began investigating Plunkett for unlawful firearm possession. Plunkett is a convicted felon and on parole for PC 245(a)(2) – Assault with a Firearm.

    On December 29, 2021, at approximately 7:00 AM, SGU detectives, with the assistance of Fillmore Patrol Station personnel, contacted and detained Plunkett in the 500 block of Central Avenue in Fillmore. Detectives subsequently served a search warrant at Plunkett’s residences in the 500 block of Central Avenue and 600 block of River Street in Fillmore.

    Detectives determined Plunkett was in possession of an unregistered “Ghost Gun” 9mm semi-automatic handgun, ammunition, high-capacity ammunition magazines, and illicit drugs.

    Plunkett was arrested for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, ammunition, and a high-capacity ammunition magazine.  Additionally, he was arrested for possession of cocaine for sale, possession of cocaine while in possession of a firearm, and a felony parole violation. Plunkett was booked into the Ventura County Jail and his bail was set at $500,000.

    There has been an increase of “Ghost Guns”, crudely manufactured firearms, and illegal firearm activities in Ventura County. If you have any information about unlawful firearm activities in the West County areas in the Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction, including in Fillmore, Saticoy, El Rio, and Ojai areas, please contact Detective Sergeant Beau Rodriguez at (805) 767-0360.

    The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is grateful members of the public for their continued support and diligence in providing information to assist our agency in solving crimes. We are better at what we do because of our community partnerships.

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

    Prepared by: Sergeant Beau Rodriguez

    News Release Date: 12/29/2021

    Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Eric Hernandez (805)797-6400 [email protected]

    Approved by: Captain Don Aguilar


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