Simi Valley Police Department – Incident Press Release
On February 11, 2020, at approximately 12:07 a.m. Simi Valley Police Officers responded to a residence in the 4500 block of Alamo Street for a report of an overdose. Dispatch advised responding officers that the subject was not breathing and possibly overdosing from heroin. Officer Schall arrived on scene first and found a subject with labored breathing, but unresponsive, in the residence. Officer Schall evaluated the situation and determined the subject was most likely experiencing an opioid overdose. One dose of department issued Naloxone (Narcan) was administered and the subject began breathing regularly and gained consciousness. The subject was eventually transported to a local hospital for further treatment.
The Simi Valley Police Department continues to support prevention and intervention strategies to decrease the misuse of opioid based drugs. For more information and resources on the prevention and misuse of opioids, please refer to www.venturacountylimits.org . The Simi Valley Police Department would like to remind the community to immediately call 9-1-1 at the first signs that someone may be overdosing or having a medical emergency.