Ventura County Jail Inmates Released to Immigration and Customs Enforcement

As a follow-up to our concerns over Senate Bill 54, we would like to provide more factual information regarding the types of individuals that would be released into our community if immigration authorities are not allowed in our jail as would be mandated by this bill. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has continued to review inmates in the jail who might have possibly been in the country illegally. In the last 30 days ICE detained 50 inmates that were released from our jails. The number of inmates detained is below the five year historical average of inmates detained by ICE (1343 inmates per year). All but one of the 50 inmates ICE detained had a prior arrest history, current felony charges, or prior deportation orders. Included here is a sample of the charges of those detained by ICE.

Inmate 1

Current Arrest – felony domestic violence;

Prior Arrests – drunk driving; stealing a vehicle; hit and run; drunk in public; under the influence of a controlled substance; possession of drugs; possession of drug paraphernalia

Inmate 2

Current Arrest – felony domestic violence; dissuading a victim from testifying; obstructing the use of a communication devices to prevent summoning assistance;

Prior Arrests – felony domestic violence (twice); assault with a deadly weapon; child endangerment; illegal entry; previously deported

Inmate 3

Current Arrest – felony domestic violence; false imprisonment; resisting arrest; kidnapping; Prior Arrests – sexual battery; burglary; robbery; false information to a peace officer;  brandishing a weapon; false imprisonment; kidnapping; stealing a vehicle; illegal entry; previously deported

Inmate 4

Current Arrest – possession of a controlled substance for sale; transportation of a controlled substance (twice); driving on a suspended license;

Prior Arrests – battery (twice); drunk in public; vandalism; transportation, sales, or distribution of a dangerous drug; transportation of a controlled substance; drunk driving (twice)

Inmate 5

Current Arrest – felony drunk driving; driving without an ignition interlock device; driving on a suspended license;

Prior Arrests – lewd acts with a child under 14; driving on a suspended drivers’ license (five times); drunk driving (twice); unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor

Inmate 6

Current Arrest – assault with a deadly weapon; attempted kidnapping;

Prior Arrests – possession of drugs (twice); possession of drug paraphernalia (three times); prowling; theft (twice); false information to a peace officer (twice); drunk in public; robbery (three times); felony domestic violence; assault with a deadly weapon (three times); kidnapping (twice)

Inmate 7

Current Arrest – domestic violence;

Prior Arrests – felony criminal threats (twice); domestic violence (twice); child endangerment; driving without a license; driving with a suspended license; possession of drugs; theft (twice); possession of stolen property; false information to a peace officer; stealing a vehicle; illegal entry

Inmate 8

Current Arrest – kidnapping; false imprisonment; lewd acts with a child under 14;

Prior Arrests – resisting arrest; under the influence of drugs (twice); kidnapping; lewd acts with a child under 14, drunk in public

Inmate 9

Current Arrest – warrant for resisting arrest, false information to a peace officer, domestic violence, violation of a domestic violence court order;

Prior Arrests – brandishing a weapon; felony domestic violence; felony criminal threats; drunk in public (twice); violation of a domestic violence court order (three times); vandalism; domestic violence (twice); resisting arrest (twice); false information to a peace officer

Inmate 10

Current Arrest – felony domestic violence;

Prior Arrests – felony domestic violence; previously deported

Inmate 11

Current Arrest – possession of a short barreled shotgun;

Prior Arrests – assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a short barreled shotgun (twice), assault, carrying a concealed firearm, illegal entry

Inmate 12

Current Arrest – under the influence of drugs;

Prior Arrests – felony domestic violence, burglary, inflicting injury to a child, under the influence of  drugs,  resisting arrest,  unlicensed  driver, drunk  driving,  possession  of  drug paraphernalia,

false information to a peace officer

Inmate 13

Current Arrest – possession of drugs for sale;

Prior Arrests – possession of drugs for sale (twice); previously deported

Inmate 14

Current Arrest – under the influence of drugs;

Prior Arrest – member of a street gang, assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy, possession  of drugs, drunk driving, trespassing

Inmate 15

Current Arrest – felony domestic violence;

Prior Arrests – felony domestic violence; child endangerment; false imprisonment; domestic battery; drunk driving; hit and run

 

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keeping the residents of Ventura County safe. Senate Bill 54 has passed the State Senate and in currently in the State Assembly. Please contact your State Assembly representative to fix this bill.

 

Monique Limon 37th State Assembly District Capitol Office – (916) 319-2037, District Offices (805) 564-1649, (805) 641-3700

Dante Acosta 38th State Assembly District Capitol Office – (916) 319-2038, District Office (661) 286-1565

Jacqui Irwin 44th State Assembly District Capitol Office – (916) 319-2044, District Offices (805) 482-1904, (805) 483-4488


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John Gentzvein
John Gentzvein
3 years ago

Thank you. Please don’t spend much time or money justifying enforcement of the law. I understand trying to appease but those against any immigrant being deported will not be pleased with your decisions. Thank you for your fine work in keeping us safe.

William Hicks
William Hicks
3 years ago

I forwarded this article to Jacqui Irwin. Let’s keep our representatives feet to the fire on issues like this.