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Help of concerned citizen leads to arrest of dental office arsonist

Help of concerned citizen leads to arrest of dental office arsonist

On January 30th, 2015, Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Arson Unit, Major Crimes Unit, Moorpark Police Department, Camarillo Police Department and Ventura County Fire Department Arson Unit served a search warrant at the residence of Leopold Weinstein in Moorpark. That same morning, Leopold Weinstein was arrested on three counts of arson of a structure, three […]

UPDATE: Thousand Oaks: Police arrest man wanted for indecent exposure

UPDATE: Thousand Oaks: Police arrest man wanted for indecent exposure

Santa Paula gang member sentenced to 16 years on firearms charge

Santa Paula gang member sentenced to 16 years on firearms charge

Sheriff seeks public’s help identifying burglars breaking into businesses across 3 counties

Sheriff seeks public’s help identifying burglars breaking into businesses across 3 counties

Since October 2014, numerous late night and early morning commercial burglaries have occurred in various cities throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara and Northern Los Angeles Counties. It is believed the same suspects are responsible for the crimes. The suspects are targeting commercial buildings and taking primarily Apple computers and laptops. We are asking for the public’s […]

Ventura County Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit arrests man for his cousin’s overdose death

Ventura County Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit arrests man for his cousin’s overdose death

On January 6, 2015, the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit (PCU) arrested 26 year old Oxnard resident, Allen Rosales for manslaughter and heroin dealing resulting in death. The arrest came at the conclusion of a two and a half month investigation after 23 year old Michael Mendez, from Spokane Washington, died from a drug […]

Camarillo Police arrest two for buying alcohol for minors

Camarillo Police arrest two for buying alcohol for minors

On Tuesday December 30th, the Camarillo Police Department’s Community Resource Unit conducted an alcohol enforcement operation. Underage minor decoys were used, under the direct supervision of law enforcement officers, to solicit adults outside California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) licensed stores to purchase alcohol for the minors. The goal of this operation was to limit minors’ […]

Happy Birthday–Ventura County Sheriff’s K9 Tommy

Happy Birthday–Ventura County Sheriff’s K9 Tommy

Ventura County Sheriff K9’s Tommy is three years old today, the youngest dog serving in the unit.  Wish him a Happy Day and thank you, Tommy, for your service!  A Happy Day to the officers who serve with you.   All of you are the best!                   […]

Ventura County Sheriffs attend NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos’ funeral this weekend

Ventura County Sheriffs attend NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos’ funeral this weekend

They came by the thousands to pay their respects and to bid farewell to a brother in blue.  Two of our Ventura County Sheriffs were in New York this weekend, Sergeant Peter Frank and Captain Don Aguilar.  This was written on the Ventura County Sheriff Office’s Facebook page: “Sincere thanks to the NYPD 106th Precinct […]

Three men arrested in drive-by shooting of Fillmore teen

Three men arrested in drive-by shooting of Fillmore teen

Just past 9:30pm Saturday night, December 27th, the Fillmore Police and Fillmore Fire Department were dispatched to a call of a gunshot victim. The 18 year old male told police he was walking with his brother in the area of Fourth Street and B Street when they were confronted by suspects in a vehicle who […]

Detectives use Social Media to catch suspect for Oak View burglaries

Detectives use Social Media to catch suspect for Oak View burglaries

Over the course of the past month several residential burglaries were reported from neighborhoods in the Oak View area. The circumstances surrounding these burglaries were similar in nature. Small household items were being removed from garages, homes, and yards of the victims. On December 18th, 2014, at around 1 am, a victim reported confronting a […]