News Releases

December 28, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Saul Nava (DOB 04/30/00), of Thousand Oaks, was charged with murder and torture.The complaint alleges one count of first-degree murder and one count of torture.

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December 23, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Andi Zois
(DOB 05/27/84), AKA Simon Ondik, of Sibiu, Romania, was sentenced to 16 months in state prison for conspiring to steal unemployment insurance benefits from the California Employment Development Department (EDD).

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December 15, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Judge Patricia Murphy sentenced former Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Charles Barrios III (DOB 10/27/92), to 365 days in jail and two years of felony probation. Barrios pled guilty on November 16, 2021, to destroying physical matter, a felony violation of Penal Code section 141(b). The case was investigated by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) Major Crimes Bureau.

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December 13, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that robbery and carjacking charges were filed against two juveniles who were involved in a carjacking incident in Ventura.

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December 13, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Dylan Patrick Thoele (DOB 02/03/92), of Ventura, was charged with going to a meeting he arranged with a minor for lewd purposes, contacting a minor with intent to commit lewd acts, and being a disruptive presence at a school.

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December 10, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Kang Sooyoung (DOB 06/08/94), of Los Angeles, and Damion Felix (11/30/92), of Oxnard, have been charged in two separate attempted robberies. The complaint charges attempted robbery, attempted first-degree residential burglary, possession of guns and ammunition by a felon, and special allegations of use of a firearm.

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December 9, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that the review by the District Attorney’s Office of the circumstances surrounding the November 5, 2020, shooting of Javier Magaña by Ventura Police Department Officer Joaquin Ortega has been completed.

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December 9, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Sharon Brown (DOB 09/13/93), of Oxnard, pled guilty to felony automobile insurance fraud.

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December 6, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Jonathan Lucero (DOB 10/02/02), and Prissilla Estrada (DOB 07/07/01), both of Los Angeles, were charged with carjacking and related crimes after their arrest with two other suspects on November 30, 2021.

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December 6, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Alfredo Ortiz (DOB 07/25/83), of Oxnard, was sentenced to 35 years to life in prison for the murder of his wife, Teresa Ortiz. On September 16, 2021, Ortiz pled guilty to first-degree murder and admitted using a gun.

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