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Man Stabbed, Dies in Oxnard
On May 27, 2023 at about 4:00 P.M., Officers from the Oxnard Police Department responded to the call of a stabbing victim in the 400 block of North Anita Avenue. Emergency medical personnel quickly arrived, began life-saving measures and transported the victim to the Ventura County Medical Center. Unfortunately, on...
Woman Arrested for Fentanyl Possession in Ventura
32-year-old Oxnard resident Jessica Valadez became the subject of an investigation conducted by the Ventura County Fentanyl and Overdose Crimes Units (VCFOCUS) in early May as detectives received credible information regarding her involvement in the illicit sales of Oxycodone pills throughout Ventura County. According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman...
Driver leads CHP on wild, high-speed chase from Ventura County through San Fernando Valley
A driver led California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase that originated in Ventura County and made its way into the San Fernando Valley.
Popular beachfront parking lot in Ventura County gets makeover in an attempt to prevent street racing
Public safety officials say a popular parking lot on the Tri-Counties coastline became a little too popular for illegal street racing. People were drag racing, doing donuts, and other activities in the Punta Gorda parking lot. It’s off of Highway 101 between Ventura and Santa Barbara, near Mussel Shoals. Law enforcement agencies began receiving numerous complaints about the issue.
Ventura County Fair's 2023 entertainment lineup features Patti LaBelle, Trace Adkins
Some big names in music will play free concerts at the Ventura County Fair's grandstand arena in August, including singer Patti LaBelle and country artist Trace Adkins. Aug. 6: Dia de la Familia with bands Calibre 50 and Banda Carnaval from Sinaloa, Mexico. Aug. 7: Trace Adkins, country. Aug. 8:...
Busted with Loaded Assault Rifle
The Ventura County Sheriff’s West County Special Enforcement Unit consists of a team of eight detectives whose primary focus lies in supporting patrol services by investigating the unlawful possession of firearms. According to VCSD spokesman Sr. Deputy Matt Smith, there has been “a noticeable increase in illicit firearm-related incidents” within the county, including the proliferation of ”ghost guns.”
Man Charged with Attempt Kidnapping for Rape
The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office announced that charges were filed against, Lathanial Lavar Walker a 26-year-old-man for the attempt kidnapping for rape of a 75-year-old woman while she worked in her garden. On May 26, 2023, Walker pled not guilty at arraignment in Ventura County Superior Court. On...
Violence Erupts at Anti-Pride School Assembly Protest in North Hollywood
Heated clashes between protesters angry about a Pride assembly at a North Hollywood school and LGBT supporters left one man beaten to the ground and many questioning why police didn’t do more to keep the peace.Last month, a group of Saticoy Elementary School parents set up an Instagram account to protest a planned Gay Pride and Rainbow Day assembly on June 2—the beginning of Pride month. Tensions escalated over the weekend of May 22 when an unknown assailant broke into the school and burned a small LGBT pride flag that a Saticoy teacher had placed in a flower pot.Local...
Ventura Sheriff’s arrest suspect for Drug and Guns
It doesn’t look like the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department West County Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) will ever be sitting around with nothing to do. A reminder of that eternal verity came with the recent arrests of 31-year-old Fillmore resident Eric Martinez and his collaborator in crime, 31-year-old Oxnard resident Doria Ferrer.
Pursuit from Ventura County to Woodland Hills Ends with 2 Arrests
A man and a woman were taken into custody Friday in the Woodland Hills area following a pursuit that began in Ventura County and hit speeds of nearly 100 mph. The pursuit began early Friday afternoon in the Camarillo area, with the suspects wanted in connection with a possible catalytic converter theft, according to various media reports.
Fatality reported on Gonzales Road near Oxnard
A Santa Paula woman died after reportedly driving a Land Rover through a dirt field off Gonzales Road, west of Oxnard city limits, on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. The fatality, west of the intersection of Gonzales and Victoria Avenue, apparently took place minutes after the driver had been involved in a separate hit-and-run collision just north of the intersection. ...
Oxnard's Insect Festival returns with cricket tacos, reptiles
Guests will be able to interact with a variety of bugs and reptiles. Oxnard city staff, nominated by their peers, will eat insects on stage. Children and adults are in for a crunchy treat. Residents will have the chance to eat bugs, including cricket tacos, at Oxnard’s third annual Insect...
Ring of Armed Car Thieves Arrested
The joint efforts of the Thousand Oaks Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit, Investigations Bureau, Ventura County Auto Theft Task Force (VENCATT), and several law enforcement agencies from San Bernardino County culminated in the apprehension of four individuals involved in an elaborate stolen vehicle operation. Since November of 2022, Ventura...
New Port Hueneme Police Chief; Oxnard Woman Busted On Drug Charges; Jury Deliberations In Oxnard Murder Trial
The City of Port Hueneme has a new Police Chief. Following a nationwide search, the city found someone who is no stranger to Port Hueneme. Michael Federico started his law enforcement career with Port Hueneme PD for ten years before spending 20 years with the Santa Monica Police Department, the last three as Detective Lieutenant.
Editorial: A new look at growth in Ventura
It’s refreshing that development controversies in the city of Ventura no longer involve battles over whether acres of lemon groves or vegetable fields will be paved over. But that doesn’t mean that there are no longer controversies. The latest case in point is the proposed Del Mar project,...
Do a good deed, and get a free Slurpee! Ventura County deputies rewarding kids doing the right thing
With many schools almost out for summer, Ventura County Sheriff’s patrol deputies are going to have a special eye out on kids. But, that special effort isn’t focused on lawbreakers. The Sheriff’s Office is partnering with 7-Eleven for what’s known as “Operation Chill.” Deputies will be looking for...
2 teens arrested in man’s murder at Surfer’s Point in Ventura
A 17-year-old and a 15-year-old have been arrested by Ventura police in connection with the murder of a man in mid-April. The unidentified teen boys are accused of stabbing 39-year-old Raymond Morales on the evening of April 11 at Surfer’s Point, a popular seaside park near the Ventura Pier. Morales was found stabbed multiple times […]
2-Vehicle Crash Involves Fire, 3 Injured
Ventura, Ventura County, CA: Three people were injured in a two-vehicle traffic collision involving fire early Thursday morning. Ventura police officers and the Ventura City Fire Department responded to reports of a vehicle fire around 4:19 a.m., June 1, at Bristol Road and Sunridge Drive in the city of Ventura.
Shea Homes to Debut Novato at Del Sol at the Grand Opening This Saturday, June 3, in Ventura
VENTURA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 2, 2023-- Shea Homes has announced the grand opening of Novato at Del Sol, a highly anticipated new home community located just nine miles from the sandy shores of Ventura Beach. On Saturday, June 3, the popular neighborhood’s collection of fully furnished, professionally decorated single-family model homes will officially open to the public for touring. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230602005077/en/ Shea Homes has announced the grand opening of Novato at Del Sol, a highly anticipated new home community located just nine miles from the sandy shores of Ventura Beach. On Saturday, June 3, the popular neighborhood’s collection of fully furnished, professionally decorated single-family model homes will officially open to the public for touring. Novato features six spacious, versatile floorplans that range from approximately 2,067 to 2,855 square feet with up to five bedrooms and four baths. Select floorplans include flex space or loft options – perfect for remote working, guest quarters, or even a gym. Each home also features two- or three-car attached garages. (Photo: Business Wire)
Roundup: 2 teens arrested in Surfer's Point murder case in Ventura, more news
Teens allegedly linked to April's fatal stabbing at Surfer's Point. 2 head-on crashes on Highway 118 Tuesday night cause major injuries. 3 victims of traffic fatalities last week ID'd. Here's a roundup of recent incidents and announcements from Ventura County agencies:. Ventura police arrest 2 minors in homicide case. Authorities...
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