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California volunteer search-and-rescue worker dies on mountain while looking for missing hiker

California volunteer search-and-rescue worker dies on mountain while looking for missing hiker

By Danielle Wallace | Fox News A California high school teacher and volunteer search-and-rescue worker – who was separated from his partner Saturday afternoon while looking for a missing hiker – was found dead on the side of a mountain in San Bernardino County near the eastern border of Los Angeles, officials confirmed. The rescue worker, Timothy Staples, 32, was reported missing after he and his […]

16 Year Old Hiker Found by Search and Rescue

16 Year Old Hiker Found by Search and Rescue

Ventura County Sheriff Department – Incident Press Release On 04/16/19, at approximately 6:28 PM, Ventura County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call from a woman stating her friend was lost in Santa Paula Canyon while returning from the Punch Bowls. The “Punch Bowls” is a popular hiking trail located parallel with the Santa Paula Creek approximately […]

National Volunteer Week Recognition

National Volunteer Week Recognition

The Thousand Oaks Police Department and Ventura County Sheriff’s Office celebrate our law enforcement volunteer programs during National Volunteer Week. The Thousand Oaks Police Station is home to a variety of volunteer programs that dedicate a number of important services to the community. Volunteer programs such as Volunteers in Policing (VIP), Law Enforcement Explorer Post #2933, Thousand Oaks […]

VC Sheriff help in Search for 5 Hikers, La Canada Flintridge

VC Sheriff help in Search for 5 Hikers, La Canada Flintridge

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release On February 4, 2017, members of the East Valley Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team were conducting annual snow and ice training approximately thirty-five miles north of La Canada Flintridge on the Angeles Crest Highway.  At about 10:30 am, they were contacted by a Good Samaritan who informed them […]

Drones For Search And Rescue

Drones For Search And Rescue

Search for missing boater outside Ventura Harbor

Search for missing boater outside Ventura Harbor

Two hikers rescued yesterday off of PCH

Two hikers rescued yesterday off of PCH

From the Ventura County Fire Department: On April 6, 2015, 12:40 p.m., units from the Ventura County Fire Department, Ventura County Air Unit and Oxnard Fire Department were dispatched to a report of 2 hikers stranded on a cliff. The two hikers had been trekking off of the trail and decided to climb back down […]