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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

September 30, 2022
VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Miles Matthew Berry (DOB 02/21/89), of Newbury Park, has been charged in Ventura County Superior Court case number 2022024848 with the burglary of Paw Works and the resultant death of German Shepherd puppy “Pretty Girl.”
September 30, 2022
VENTURA, Calif. – The man accused of stabbing and killing Marcos Guzman Reyes on a Ventura bike path was arraigned in Ventura County Superior Court on Friday, September 30, 2022.
September 30, 2022
VENTURA, California – The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office is proud to recognize Supervising Investigator Terry Dobrosky for his recent honor as the 2022 Los Angeles Internet Crimes Against Children (LA-ICAC) Investigator of the Year.
September 29, 2022
VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Sandra June Dillard (DOB 3/26/1982), of Ventura, has been charged in Ventura County Superior Court case number 2022024735 with the murder with special allegations for the death of Kelsey Dillon of Thousand Oaks. Dillard is charged with using a knife and a blunt object to ...
September 29, 2022
VENTURA, Calif. – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Cristian Ayala Ornelas (DOB 12/27/85), of Oxnard, was sentenced to four years in state prison for possessing child sexual abuse material (CSAM) while registered as a sex offender.
September 29, 2022
VENTURA, Calif. – Saturday, October 1, marks the fifth anniversary of the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting.

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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