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California Prosecutor [CDAA] Interview with Benjamin Moreno
California Prosecutor [CDAA] interview with Susan Park
2021 Peace Officer’s Memorial

May is Peace Officer’s Memorial Month. We normally have a full in-person ceremony in Ventura to honor all of the peace officers in Ventura County who have been taken from us in the line of duty. This year, once again, we created this video as a “virtual memorial” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please take a moment to watch this video and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the people of Ventura County.

District Attorney Nasarenko’s Statement Regarding the Armenian Rememberance Day

Ventura County District Attorney Erik Nasarenko’s statement regarding Armenian Remembrance Day.

Notable Cases

Lemon Packing Facility Settles Case for Unlawful Release of Air Contaminant
On February 8, 2019, a malfunction of fruit washing equipment at the Association’s facility triggered the release of commercial grade sodium hypochlorite into the air. Sodium hypochlorite is the active ingredient in household bleach and is used to sterilize fruit prior to packing. Two local schools, Blanchard Elementary School and Briggs School, were required to ...
Fisherman Settles Case Involving Diesel Spill at Ventura Harbor
On June 2, 2018, the Ventura Harbor District (VHD) was notified that Albatro was listing in its slip. Upon arriving on scene, VHD observed red dye diesel in the water surrounding the sinking boat. The United States Coast Guard and the VHD immediately performed containment and cleanup efforts to control and collect the fuel spill. ...
Settlement Reached in Fuel Spill at Camarillo Airport
On February 19, 2019, a Sun Air employee was filling a 3,000 gallon mobile refueler truck containing jet A-1 fuel. A refueler overfill protection device malfunctioned, resulting in a significant amount of jet fuel being released into the environment.

News Releases

January 24, 2022
VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Nathan James Olivares (DOB 03/27/02), of Fillmore, has been charged with causing an explosion in the backyard of a residence in Moorpark. Investigators also discovered that Olivares had attempted to ignite a vehicle with an explosive device in the same incident. The complaint charges Olivares ...
January 20, 2022
VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Judy Hein (DOB 07/04/49), of Rhinelander, Wisconsin, pled guilty to two counts of felony workers’ compensation insurance fraud.
January 19, 2022
VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Jesus Manuel Calles (DOB 06/27/92), of Santa Barbara, was arrested and taken into custody for the December 18, 2021, collision that resulted in the death of 18-year-old Juan Morales and injuries to Rodolfo Carbajal and Daniel Bernal Morales.
January 14, 2022
VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Areonah Walker (DOB 07/29/03), of Riverside, and Terrion Phillips (DOB 10/13/03), of Los Angeles, pled guilty to eight felony charges this week.
January 14, 2022
VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Nicolas Luiz Vazquez (DOB 03/21/95), of Oxnard, has been charged in a wrong-way driving incident that occurred in front of an elementary school.
January 12, 2022
District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Anthony Allen (DOB 04/06/94), of Oxnard, was sentenced to four years in state prison for possessing child sexual abuse material (CSAM) at the time he was a registered sex offender.

Public Reports

December 9, 2021
Report on the November 5, 2020 Shooting of Javier Magaña by Ventura Police Officer Joaquin Ortega.
February 12, 2021
Report on the July 5, 2019, shooting of Joshua Ortiz by California Highway Patrol Officer Timothy Putzel.
December 17, 2020
Report on the November 7, 2018, Use of Deadly Force by California Highway Patrol Officer Todd Barrett and Ventura County Sheriff’s Sergeant Ronald Helus at the Borderline Bar & Grill Mass Shooting Incident.

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