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November 7, 2019

19-31 Santacruz (Steele) Pled District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that on November 5, 2019, Gregorio Santacruz (DOB 3/12/79), of Oxnard, pled guilty to three counts of lewd conduct with a child under 14 years old and one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14.

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November 7, 2019

19-130 Daniel (Wise) Sentenced District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Gary Daniel (DOB 09/21/1978), of Oxnard, was sentenced to six years in state prison for possessing child pornography at a time he was required to register as a sex offender.

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November 4, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that, for the ninth consecutive year, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office was awarded a special DUI Vertical Prosecution Grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

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November 4, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that on October 30, 2019, a jury convicted Cory Fletcher (DOB 2/16/1972), of Oxnard, of 12 counts of felony burglary, including four first-degree residential burglaries, one burglary of an uninhabited house, and seven burglaries of schools throughout Ventura County.

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October 23, 2019

VENTURA, California –District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that on October 23, 2019, a felony complaint was filed against Amalia Marie Utz (DOB 3/8/72), of Oak Park.

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October 22, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Judge Anthony Sabo sentenced Gustavo Diaz (DOB 01/31/1988), of Oxnard, to 23 years to life in prison for crimes committed against his spouse including premeditated attempted murder and kidnapping.

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October 21, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that a 17-year-old juvenile male, of Oxnard, was ordered to serve the maximum term of 12 years in the Department of Juvenile Justice for his role in the May 20, 2018, killing of Adrian Ornelas, also of Oxnard.

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October 18, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today there will be a public hearing on November 7, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in courtroom 13 to determine whether Ross Leo Wollschlager (DOB 5/31/63), a former resident of Ventura, will be released under supervision into San Bernardino County. Wollschlager is currently housed within a locked […]

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October 17, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Juan Dedios Gallegos III (DOB 3/12/1993), of Oxnard, was found guilty by a jury of second degree murder for the hit-and-run killing of Michael James Holley of Oxnard.

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October 14, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Salvador Banales (DOB 10/08/49), of Oxnard, was sentenced to 78 years 8 months to life in prison on October 11, 2019, by Judge Gilbert Romero.

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