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Oxnard Approves New Ordinances on Homeless/Vagrant Offenses

Oxnard Approves New Ordinances on Homeless/Vagrant Offenses

By George Miller At the 9-17-19 Oxnard City Council meeting, a package of several ordinances was proposed by staff- and approved by Council-  to deal with vagrant offenders, which they differentiated from merely being homeless, an important legal point, it turned out. What prompted this is an expanding and sometimes aggressive population of homeless people […]

Community Struggles to Work Together on Homelessness: Ventura City Council Meeting May 7th

Community Struggles to Work Together on Homelessness: Ventura City Council Meeting May 7th

By Lori Denman-Underhill The Ventura City Council meeting on May 7 announced an event the community is proud of – the Amgen Bike Tour, which kicks off this Monday, May 14. The meeting also discussed an issue they are not so proud of – decreasing vagrants’ illegal activity and violence. Public Comment Working together to […]

Ventura Crews put out fires | Suspected they were deliberately set in area of Vagrant Activity

Ventura Crews put out fires | Suspected they were deliberately set in area of Vagrant Activity

Fire and Police units responded to multiple vegetation and rubbish fires, intentionally set in rapid succession within small geographic areas. Fires occurred at various locations between Harbor/Olivas & Telephone/Portola, in areas prevalent with vagrant related activity. No structures or property were significantly damaged, and no injuries were reported, at the time of this release. An […]

May 3 Ventura Rally Against Vagrant Crime: A cause that everyone can support

May 3 Ventura Rally Against Vagrant Crime: A cause that everyone can support

.. .   . by Paul D. White .  . History could record that Anthony Mele’s tragic murder at the hands of a criminal vagrant was not in vain. It could record that his avoidable killing was the spark that motivated Ventura residents to enlist in a battle against dangerously inept leadership.   . NOTE: Venue Moved! […]

STOPPING the Ventura Vagrant Crime Epidemic- Thu. May 3, 4:30-6:00 PM

STOPPING the Ventura Vagrant Crime Epidemic- Thu. May 3, 4:30-6:00 PM

Advertisement – by Ventura QOL Event moved to end of California St. By Crowne Plaza Hotel on the Promenade  To bring attention to the homeless situation in Ventura, the city’s failures in handling it and the opportunities for improvement, the John and Ken Show will be broadcast live Thursday, 2-6 at Event moved to end […]

Arrest Made: Brandishing a Replica Firearm in a Threatening Manner

Arrest Made: Brandishing a Replica Firearm in a Threatening Manner

  Ventura Police Department On October 3, 2017, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received separate 911 calls reporting two vagrants in a verbal argument in the 3000 block of E. Main St., near the intersection of Dos Caminos Ave. As the two subjects were still arguing, the callers reported one of them pulled out […]

Vagrant assaults man with tree branch in Mission Park

Vagrant assaults man with tree branch in Mission Park

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release On August 26th at 3:55 PM, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call of a woman holding a large stick seen chasing a male through Mission Park. Ventura Police Patrol Officers responded to the location and upon arrival located the suspect and the victim. Investigating Officers […]

Two Ventura PD Officers injured by vagrant in altercation at Mills Road and Main Street

Two Ventura PD Officers injured by vagrant in altercation at Mills Road and Main Street

Ventura PD arrest vagrant for prowling: Was seen carrying an axe

Ventura PD arrest vagrant for prowling: Was seen carrying an axe

Ventura Firefighters put out another blaze close to train trestle

Ventura Firefighters put out another blaze close to train trestle

The fire spread through the brush and consumed vegetation surrounding the waterfront and burned towards the train trestle. Firefighters contained the fire in an hour and a half. Firefighters discovered numerous encampments filled with trash and various debris. No suspect was located. The fire was located in the State Parks and is within the State […]

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