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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

July 1, 2022
VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Cornell Williams (DOB 02/13/99), of Los Angeles, and Emonnie Walden (DOB 08/08/03), of Los Angeles, have been sentenced for their roles in an organized retail theft from ULTA Beauty.
June 29, 2022
VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today the opening of a new Restorative Justice Program for youthful offenders titled, Transforming Harm to Healing, in partnership with the Ventura County Probation Agency and Interface Children & Family Services.
June 29, 2022
VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko issued a public service announcement today regarding illegal fireworks as we celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July weekend.
June 29, 2022
VENTURA, California – El Fiscal de Distrito Erik Nasarenko dio un anuncio de Servio público tocante los fuegos artificiales ilegales cuando celebramos el 4 de Julio este fin de semana.
June 29, 2022
VENTURA, California – El Fiscal de Distrito Erik Nasarenko dio un anuncio de Servio público tocante los fuegos artificiales ilegales cuando celebramos el 4 de Julio este fin de semana.
June 28, 2022
VENTURA, California – El Fiscal de Distrito Erik Nasarenko alerta al público de nuevas protecciones contra especulación o aumento de precio y precios excesivos de formula infantil, de acuerdo con la orden ejecutiva emitida por el Gobernador Newsom el 7 de junio del 2022.

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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