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Boyfriend Suspect in shooting death of Santa Paula Woman

Boyfriend Suspect in shooting death of Santa Paula Woman

Santa Paula Police Department – Incident Press Release On Sunday, July 14, 2019, at approximately 9:30 PM, officers from the Santa Paula Police Department were called to the 1100 block of E. Ventura Street regarding a subject who had been shot. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive female who had suffered at least one gunshot […]

Homicide Victim’s Body Located in the Angeles National Forest

Homicide Victim’s Body Located in the Angeles National Forest

Ventura County Sheriff Department – Incident Press Release On May 12, 2019, Cameron Lykins, 23 year old Meiners Oaks resident was arrested for the murder of Houston Auer, 24 year old Meiners Oaks which occurred at their residence in the 1100 block of Meyer Road in Meiners Oaks. Though there was sufficient evidence to conclude […]

Oxnard Man Found Guilty of 2016 Murder

Oxnard Man Found Guilty of 2016 Murder

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Christopher Gaston (DOB 12/2/79), of Oxnard, was convicted by a jury of the first-degree murder of Christopher  Camper. The jury also found true that Gaston committed the murder by  using a firearm, lying  in wait, and shooting from a vehicle. On June 25, 2016, […]

Man Pleads Guilty to 2015 Murder and Attempted Murder in Domestic Violence Shooting

Man Pleads Guilty to 2015 Murder and Attempted Murder in Domestic Violence Shooting

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Brandon Scott Ellis (DOB 1/24/86), of Katy, Texas, pled guilty to second-degree murder for the killing of Douglas Blasher of Ventura and premeditated attempted murder for shooting Alexa Payne of Oxnard.  Ellis also admitted that he personally discharged a firearm in the commission of […]

Charges Filed in Murder of Ojai Roommate

Charges Filed in Murder of Ojai Roommate

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Cameron Lykins (DOB 11-02-1995), of Ojai, was charged with murder and a special allegation that he used a sledgehammer in the killing of Houston Auer that occurred in Ojai on May 12, 2019.  Lykins was arrested later that day by Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies […]

Meiners Oaks | Man arrested for murder of his roommate

Meiners Oaks | Man arrested for murder of his roommate

Ventura County Sheriff Department – Incident Press Release Sheriff’s detectives arrest man for the murder of his roommate. At about 9:52 AM on May 12, 2019, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Communication Center received information indicating that Cameron Lykins had admitted to killing his roommate and discarding the body. This led deputies to respond to a […]

Camarillo Man Sentenced to Life for Murder at Fast-Food Restaurant

Camarillo Man Sentenced to Life for Murder at Fast-Food Restaurant

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Tyler Ostertag (DOB 10/16/94), of Camarillo, was sentenced to 72 years to life in prison by Judge Derek Malan. In April 2019, Ostertag was convicted of second-degree murder with use of a knife and dissuading a witness. On August 31, 2015, 16-year-old Daniel Morales was […]

Oxnard PD Arrest Suspect in 1980 Homicide Using DNA

Oxnard PD Arrest Suspect in 1980 Homicide Using DNA

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release On May 2, 2019, 58-year-old, Lenard Len Chester, was arrested for the December 1980 murder of 81-year-old Oxnard resident Leah Sarah Bullis. At approximately 12:20 PM on December 1, 1980, Oxnard Police Department officers responded to a call of an assault victim in the 1800 block of Coronado […]

Mother Sentenced to Life for Murder of Three-Year-Old Daughter

Mother Sentenced to Life for Murder of Three-Year-Old Daughter

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Mayra Alejandra Chavez (DOB 10/4/1991), of Oxnard, was sentenced to 37 years to life in prison by Judge Derek Malan. In December 2018, Chavez was found guilty of second-degree murder, assault resulting in death of a child, and torture, for the killing of her […]

Oxnard’s Third Homicide of the Year

Oxnard’s Third Homicide of the Year

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release On April 17, 2019, at about 1:34 p.m., patrol officers from the Oxnard Police Department along with Emergency Medical Services responded to the south alley of the 200 block of Cuesta Del Mar Drive for reports of a gunshot victim.  When officers arrived, they found the victim in […]

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