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August 10, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Superior Court Judge Charles W. Campbell ordered Spencer Whitewood (DOB 05/23/1996) to pay $22,461 in restitution after he was convicted for a felony violation of Penal Code section 597(a), Cruelty to an Animal.

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August 1, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Carlos Chavez (DOB 09/21/88), of Oxnard, and Joseph Valenzuela (DOB 11/19/78), of Santa Paula, pleaded guilty to felony grand theft and conspiracy, and admitted a special allegation for taking over $200,000 worth of avocados. This matter was investigated by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office […]

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August 1, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Sunland resident Juan Carlos Guerra (DOB 5/5/86) has pleaded guilty to one felony count of grand theft. The case was the result of an investigation conducted by the District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit.

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July 27, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Jose de Jesus Cardenas (DOB 10/28/1983), of Oxnard, was sentenced to 14 years 8 months in state prison after a jury found him guilty of assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The jury further […]

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July 25, 2017

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that a jury found   Jeffrey Michael Lindquist (DOB 05/04/1971), of Simi Valley, guilty of inflicting corporal injury on his spouse, dissuading a witness from reporting a crime, and child endangerment. The jury also found true the special allegation that Lindquist personally inflicted great bodily injury upon his spouse.

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July 25, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that William James Mitzel (DOB 03/15/1957), of Somis, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor violations of failing to update a business plan within 30 days, failure to update a hazardous materials inventory, interference with enforcement, and violation of labor safety standards by failing to provide personal […]

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July 24, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that news releases and other office announcements will be available on Twitter @VenturaDAOffice.

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July 20, 2017

VENTURA, California –District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Joanne Abruzzese (DOB 3/14/58), of Simi Valley, was sentenced after pleading guilty to two felony counts, including grand theft and forgery.

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July 19, 2017

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that a jury has found Isaac Sinsun (DOB 8/14/84), of Oxnard, guilty of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Joaquin Castaneda.  

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July 18, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that on July 13 and 14, 2017, Chief Assistant District Attorney Janice Maurizi joined prosecutorial leaders from 23 states for the 10th National Best Practices meeting led by the Prosecutors’ Center for Excellence (PCE).

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