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 with felony violations of explosion with intent to injure, attempted arson, possession of a destructive device, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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January 11, 2022

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced Tuesday that his office has established a new electronic hotline to help protect Ventura County residents against price gouging of at-home COVID-19 test kits.

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January 5, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Judge Anthony Sabo sentenced Tim Ray Gautier (DOB 06/21/65), of Thousand Oaks, to 50 years to life in prison for the murder of his wife, Gina Gautier, on January 11, 2021.

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January 4, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Fruit Growers Supply (FGS), an agricultural retail supply company located in Santa Paula, settled an unlawful pesticide sales case for $625,000. FGS sold restricted pesticides to non-permitted users 317 times between January 1, 2019, and November 4, 2020.

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December 30, 2021

VENTURA, California – Ventura County District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that case filings of DUI-related traffic fatalities were at the highest level in 10 years and warned the public not to drink and drive as the holiday weekend approaches.

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