News Releases

November 17, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Juan David Vera Mancini (DOB 09/21/76), of Los Angeles, and Brian Patricio Valenzuela Molina (DOB 03/25/97), of Chile, have been charged with 16 counts of residential burglary. Mancini and Molina have been charged jointly with 10 counts of residential burglary. The complaint charges Mancini separately with an additional four counts of residential burglary and Molina separately with an additional two counts of residential burglary.

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November 17, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Alisha Diggs (DOB 06/21/92), formerly of Los Angeles, pled guilty to felony automobile insurance fraud.

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November 16, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that former Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Charles Barrios III (DOB 10/27/92), pled guilty 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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November 15, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office will have a specialized prosecution team that handles alcohol and drug-impaired driving cases through a $371,500 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).

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November 4, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that November 7, 2021, marks the third anniversary of the Borderline Bar and Grill Shooting, where 12 lives were taken, including on-duty officer, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Ron Helus.

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November 3, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Martin Valdez Arias (DOB 01/29/93), of Ventura, has been charged with committing a felony violation of indecent exposure.

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October 27, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Jose Refugio Carbajal (DOB 11/25/66), of Camarillo, pled guilty to multiple felonies including public benefits fraud, identity theft, money laundering and conspiracy.

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October 26, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Green Bee Collective, Inc. (Green Bee), of Ventura, was ordered to pay $75,000 in civil penalties and restitution to the District Attorney’s Office and the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) as part of a civil settlement.

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October 25, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Paola Serrano (DOB 09/12/82), of Oxnard, pled guilty to felony automobile insurance fraud.

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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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