News Releases

October 15, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that an Oxnard juvenile was charged with the death of 16-year-old Alexander Belleza. The minor is charged with murder and with the crime of shooting at an occupied vehicle. The minor is also charged with the special allegation of using a firearm in the commission of the crimes and with the special circumstance that the murder was committed for the benefit of a criminal street gang.

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October 13, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that on October 13, 2021, Nick Langkilde (DOB 06/12/78), of Oxnard, pled guilty to two counts of lewd acts upon a child and one count of forcible rape of a minor.

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October 6, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Ricardo Vargas Castro (DOB 01/02/88), of Port Hueneme, pled guilty to felony automobile insurance fraud.

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October 5, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Julio Cesar Sanchez (DOB 06/10/82), of Oxnard, has been charged with second-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, gross vehicular manslaughter, and hit and run resulting in the death of a 16-year-old victim.

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September 24, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Jahshua Jarrett (DOB 05/14/98) of Santa Paula, was sentenced to 11 years for voluntary manslaughter.

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September 23, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that a jury found Tim Gautier (DOB 06/21/65), of Thousand Oaks, guilty of first-degree murder in his wife’s death. The jury also found that Gautier used a gun to cause her death.

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September 17, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that October 1, 2021, marks the fourth anniversary of the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting.

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September 16, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Alfredo Ortiz (DOB 07/25/83), of Oxnard, pled guilty to first-degree murder and admitted using a gun in the killing of Teresa Ortiz, also from Oxnard.

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September 10, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Martin Valdez Arias (DOB 01/29/93), of Ventura, has been charged in an attack on a woman who was a stranger to Arias. The attack occurred during the noon hour on a bike path bordering Ventura Community Park in Ventura

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September 2, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Joe Rodriguez (DOB 01/17/79), of North Hollywood, was sentenced to seven years four months in state prison for stealing $730,000 from his former Moorpark employer, Private National Acceptance Mortgage Company LLC (PennyMac).

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