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VCFJC Shelter for Healthcare Heroes

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ventura County Family Justice Center partners converted space into temporary, overflow housing for medical personnel from Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC). These six rooms will provide a place to rest and refresh for those needing to quarantine to protect their families.

District Attorney addresses response to COVID-19 pandemic

District Attorney addresses response to COVID-19 pandemic with important information about price gouging and victim services.

Hispanic homeowners in Ventura County – Public Announcement from DA’s Office (English and En español)
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Notable Cases

2013 People v. Kenneth Powell, Katie Rose, and Paul Lascola
Three convicted and sentenced in real estate investment fraud scheme The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office successfully prosecuted one of the largest real estate investment fraud schemes uncovered in the county involving victim losses exceeding $3 million.
2012 People v. Calvin Sharp
Judge finds killer who used meat cleaver sane and sentences him to multiple life terms In August 2007, Calvin Sharp chased down, attacked, and brutally killed a 6-year-old boy, Sev’n Molina, with a meat cleaver. When Sev’n’s mother, Sandra Ruiz, tried to stop the attack, Sharp attacked her as well, causing major life-long injuries. A neighbor, ...
2011 People v. Ricardo Villa
1993 murder case solved with aid of DNA—killer receives death penalty Victim Beatrice Bellis, age 87, was deaf and functionally mute. She lived at the Mar Vista apartment complex, an elder care facility located in Port Hueneme, California. In June 1993, an unknown assailant slipped into her unlocked apartment, stabbed her repeatedly with a large kitchen ...

News Releases

September 14, 2020
VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that David Howard Syner (DOB 08/09/61), of Los Angeles, was charged with 15 counts of felony grand theft and a special allegation that he stole more $500,000 from a local doctor.
September 11, 2020
VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that on August 31, 2020, a jury found Vidal Fregoso (DOB 11/04/69), of Camarillo, guilty of committing a hate crime against Luther Swayne, a 72-year-old African American. The jury also found Fregoso guilty of additional charges of committing an attempted vandalism and attempted theft. Fregoso ...
September 4, 2020
VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Judge Henry Walsh issued a preliminary injunction against BSF Fitness (BSF), a gym located in the city of Ventura. The injunction requires BSF to comply with state and local health orders currently prohibiting indoor operations by gyms and fitness centers. The District Attorney’s Office ...
September 4, 2020
VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Judge Henry Walsh issued a preliminary injunction against BSF Fitness (BSF), a gym located in the city of Ventura. The injunction requires BSF to comply with state and local health orders currently prohibiting indoor operations by gyms and fitness centers. The District Attorney’s Office ...
September 3, 2020
VENTURA, California –District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Kevin Jacob Enns (DOB 3/10/75), of Ventura, was sentenced after pleading guilty to one felony count of embezzlement of public funds.
September 3, 2020
VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Nathaniel Newell Hunnicutt (DOB 9/13/81), of Columbus, Ohio, was sentenced after pleading guilty to one felony count of grand theft.