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Velasquez pleads guilty to Insurance Fraud

Velasquez pleads guilty to Insurance Fraud

Jose Velasquez (DOB 05/11/69), of Ojai, pled guilty to two counts of felony insurance fraud on March 30, 2021. At the time of his pleas, Velasquez paid full victim restitution to Wesco Insurance Company in the amount of $30,483. From March 1, 2015, through March 1, 2020, Velasquez owned and operated Velasquez Gardening located in Ojai. […]

Traffic stop in Ojai yields large amount of methamphetamine

Traffic stop in Ojai yields large amount of methamphetamine

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release A routine traffic stop yields large amount of methamphetamine, marijuana, stolen credit cards, and an out of state fugitive.  During a routine traffic investigation, Ojai Deputies identified a wanted fugitive from Arizona who was on parole. The investigation further revealed that he and his associate were in possession […]

Fight in Ojai leads to stabbing

Fight in Ojai leads to stabbing

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to the City of Ojai responded to a 911 call of subjects fighting at 103 Canada Street. Upon arrival deputies located the victim of a stabbing incident. On March 3, 2021, at about 12:33 PM, the Sheriff’s Communication Center received a 911 call reporting two […]

“Principal of Legitimacy”- Lane Reduction on Maricopa Hwy

“Principal of Legitimacy”- Lane Reduction on Maricopa Hwy

  . By Jeffrey Weinstein Lane reduction as currently designed for Maricopa Hwy will cost lives, time, money as well as our rural environment, and the actual benefits are limited.  Just like in Paradise CA during the 2018 Camp Fire (85 residents perished, mostly in their cars), residents north of El Roblar/Cuyama, in Meiners Oaks, […]

Ojai | ALPR Hit Leads to Arrest of Ojai Carjacking Suspects

Ojai | ALPR Hit Leads to Arrest of Ojai Carjacking Suspects

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release On 1/25/2021, at 8:52 pm, Deputies assigned to the city of Ojai responded to a call of a carjacking that had just occurred in the Vons Shopping center at 1127 Maricopa Highway. Deputies arrived within minutes and contacted the victim who reported that two suspects had stolen his […]

Ojai Hit and Run Suspect Arrested

Ojai Hit and Run Suspect Arrested

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release Deputies assigned to the City of Ojai observed recent damage to the Protected Bike Lane Project on Maricopa Highway and initiated a hit and run accident investigation. Deputies successfully identified and arrested a David Reinhart from Meiners Oaks for misdemeanor hit & run (20002(a) VC) and driving on […]

Ojai | Pursuit leads to arrest and seizure of loaded handgun

Ojai | Pursuit leads to arrest and seizure of loaded handgun

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release On 12/19/2020, at approximately 9:16 PM, A deputy working patrol in Ojai Valley attempted to make a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle driving without lights. The vehicle immediately fled from the deputy traveling at a high rate of speed through the City of Ojai and onto Highway […]

Inmate death at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility

Inmate death at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release On 12/15/2020, at approximately 11:15 AM, deputies at the Sheriff’s Pre-Trial Detention Facility discovered Steven Johnson 37 year old Ojai resident alone and unresponsive in his cell. Deputies immediately rendered aid and summoned medical staff. Ventura City Fire and American Medical Response personnel responded to provide more advanced […]

Ojai Suspect Arrested for Attempted Bike Theft, Vandalism, and Narcotics Violations

Ojai Suspect Arrested for Attempted Bike Theft, Vandalism, and Narcotics Violations

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release Over the last several months, there has been a significant increase of thefts from the beach areas of Ventura County, including the Rincon Parkway Campground, Faria Beach Park, Emma Wood State Beach, and La Conchita. The thieves have primarily targeted the property of campers, including high-end bicycles and […]

Ojai Valley Community Hospital Receives Top Ranking in Patient Satisfaction Survey

Ojai Valley Community Hospital Receives Top Ranking in Patient Satisfaction Survey

(Ojai, California) Ojai Valley Community Hospital is one of only 10 hospitals in California to make the newly compiled list from Becker’s Hospital Review of the “top-rated hospitals for patient experience.” Using scores from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Becker’s compiled a […]

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