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Habitual Drug Offender Arrested a Third Time for Selling Narcotics

Habitual Drug Offender Arrested a Third Time for Selling Narcotics

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release On December 13, 2019, The Ventura County Combined Agency Team, also known as VCAT, concluded an investigation of Marcus Waite selling narcotics to residents of Ventura County. This was Waite’s third arrest in 2019 for selling methamphetamine in Ventura County. During the month of January, 2019, VCAT investigators […]

Ventura | Arrest made for Dec. 5th Robbery

Ventura | Arrest made for Dec. 5th Robbery

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release On 12/5/19 at 9:45  VPD Patrol units responded to De Anza Middle School in reference to an armed robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival, officers spoke with (2) victims who told them they were sitting on a bench in the quad area of the school when the suspect […]

Stolen Vehicle Arrest in Ventura

Stolen Vehicle Arrest in Ventura

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release On 11/4/19, at about 11:00 AM, the victim reported a residential burglary and a theft of two of their vehicles, a pickup truck and a motorcycle. Ventura Police Patrol officers located the stolen motorcycle and contacted the Ventura Police Street Crimes Unit VenCATT liaison to begin an investigation. On […]

Bookkeeper Arrested – Suspected of Embezzling $50,000 from Employer

Bookkeeper Arrested – Suspected of Embezzling $50,000 from Employer

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release On 7/15/19, the owner of Hat’s Unlimited contacted the Ventura Police Department reference their bookkeeper, Andrea Galindo, who had been fraudulently cashing company checks for the past year. Her primary duties for the company was to manage the company’s finances and bills. During a company audit, they noticed significant […]

Man Found Guilty of 2018 Gas Station Robbery Spree Throughout Ventura County

Man Found Guilty of 2018 Gas Station Robbery Spree Throughout Ventura County

A jury found Andre Lamont Ingram (DOB 05/26/86) guilty of four felony counts of second-degree robbery. Ingram was convicted of robbing four gas stations across Ventura County over a two-week period. On July 29, 2018, at 9:20 p.m. Ingram entered a Shell Gas station in Ventura wearing dark clothing, gloves, and a mask. He brandished […]

Ventura Man under the influence sets fire to curtains

Ventura Man under the influence sets fire to curtains

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release On December 14th at 8:41 AM officers responded to a residence in the 3400 block of Rexford St., to assist Ventura City Fire personnel who were on scene of a structure fire and requesting an emergency police response. After fire personnel arrived on scene, it was determined the resident […]

Ventura | Addict in Possession of a Firearm Arrest

Ventura | Addict in Possession of a Firearm Arrest

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release On December 12th a Ventura Patrol Officer saw the suspect 27 year old Ventura resident, Jose Crespin driving in the area of Main St. and Emma Ave. Crespin is known to the officer from prior contacts and the officer was aware that Crespin was driving on a suspended driver’s […]

Ventura | Train Boxcar Vandalism Arrest

Ventura | Train Boxcar Vandalism Arrest

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release On 12-11-19, at approximately 3:40 PM, Ventura Police Cadets monitoring security cameras for the Ventura City Maintenance Yard observed three male suspects spray painting a boxcar on the railroad tracks south of the yard. The cadet notified the Ventura Command Center Supervisor, and officers were dispatched to the location. […]

Man Charged in Plot to Kill Victim of His Prior Sexual Assault Offenses

Man Charged in Plot to Kill Victim of His Prior Sexual Assault Offenses

Omar Lara (DOB 10/09/85), of Ventura, has been charged with solicitation to commit murder and conspiracy to commit murder, each a felony. Lara has been in custody since February 16, 2019, on allegations of forcible rape, forcible digital penetration, dissuading a witness and residential burglary. While in custody, Lara attempted to hire someone to murder […]

Ventura | Felony Domestic Violence Incident lead to lockdown at Mound Elementary and Balboa Middle School

Ventura | Felony Domestic Violence Incident lead to lockdown at Mound Elementary and Balboa Middle School

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release On December 10th at 10:44 AM  the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a 911 hang-up call from a residence in the 200 block of Burl Ave. On callback, the female victim reported she was involved in a physical domestic with her boyfriend, later identified as Daniel Vargas. […]