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Messaging as Manslaughter: Massachusetts Modernizes the Salem Witch Trials

Messaging as Manslaughter: Massachusetts Modernizes the Salem Witch Trials

   by Thomas L. Knapp In July of 2014, 18-year-old Conrad Roy killed himself in Fairhaven, Massachusetts by pumping carbon monoxide into the cab of his truck. In a bench trial, a judge convicted Roy’s 17-year-old girlfriend, Michelle Carter, of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced her to 2 1/2 years in prison. In May of 2019, […]

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Community Message: PUT YOUR PHONE DOWN !! JUST DRIVE !!

Community Message: PUT YOUR PHONE DOWN !! JUST DRIVE !!

Simi Valley, CA. – Drivers are using their cell phones less often while driving, 10 years after “hands-free” became the law, but distracted driving remains a serious safety challenge in California. Observing April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the first week in April as California Teen Safe Driving Week, safety advocates will focus on […]

Distracted Driving | A Message from the Thousand Oaks Police Department

Distracted Driving | A Message from the Thousand Oaks Police Department

The Thousand Oaks Police Department continues to promote traffic safety within the community. In an effort to recognize certain hazards while driving, the Traffic Bureau has started a monthly traffic awareness reminder program, addressing a traffic topic each month. While we focus on a specific topic each month, it’s always imperative to understand and follow all rules of […]

Challenges Remain | Ten Years of Hands-Free Law

Challenges Remain | Ten Years of Hands-Free Law

Drivers are using their cell phones less often while driving, 10 years after “hands-free” became the law, but distracted driving remains a serious safety challenge in California. Observing April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the first week in April as California Teen Safe Driving Week, safety advocates will focus on education and enforcement efforts […]

Advisory SCAM ALERT – Scammers Use Text Messaging to Perpetrate Fraud

Advisory SCAM ALERT – Scammers Use Text Messaging to Perpetrate Fraud

Recently, several residents in Ventura County received a text message from phone number (805) 766-4085. The text message displays a partial credit card number and instructs the receiver of the message to contact the phone number. This text message is being used to perpetrate fraud.  These scammers are moving beyond your email and targeting your […]

Simi Valley PD Give Distracted Driving Reminder and Facts

Simi Valley PD Give Distracted Driving Reminder and Facts

Ongoing education about distraction behind the wheel is part of our campaign to balance enforcement with knowledge. Distracted driving is not only cellular phone use. It takes 100% of a driver’s attention to drive safely and any activity causing inattention may result in tragedy. To read and answer a text message when hearing the text […]

Santa Paula Teen texting while driving and being under the influence hits utility pole

Santa Paula Teen texting while driving and being under the influence hits utility pole

On Sunday, July 12, 2015 at approximately 2:24am  Santa Paula Police Department dispatch received a report of a single vehicle hit & run traffic collision in the area of Main St. and Staben Ct. Upon officer’s arrival, the driver of the vehicle was located at the scene. 19 year old Juan Rodriguez told officers that […]