News Releases

August 21, 2020

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that the District Attorney’s Office Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit obtained a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) today against BSF Fitness (BSF). BSF is gym located in the City of Ventura. The TRO orders BSF to comply with state and local health orders which currently prohibit indoor operations by gyms and fitness centers.

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August 21, 2020

Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. Sentenced to 11 Consecutive Life terms without the Possibility of Parole for 13 Murders, and an additional consecutive Life term for 13 Kidnappings
“Golden State Killer” also admitted to committing dozens of other uncharged crimes

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August 20, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Santa Paula Police Department Officer Matthew Arthur Alonzo (DOB: 09/28/79), of Ventura, was sentenced for committing auto insurance fraud. During the sentencing hearing, Alonzo’s felony conviction was reduced to a misdemeanor by the court, over the objection of the District Attorney’s Office. The court sentenced Alonzo to sixty days of work release and three years of probation. Alonzo was also ordered to pay restitution to Farmers Insurance Company in the amount of $1,564.

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August 13, 2020

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Lenard Chester (DOB: 04-22-61), of Oxnard, was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole by Judge Ryan Wright. On June 22, 2020, Chester was convicted by jury of the first-degree murder of Leah Bullis, aged 81, of Oxnard, with the special circumstances that the murder was committed while in the commission of rape and burglary.

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August 12, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today the filing of two misdemeanor charges against Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputy Leonard Herrera Lopez (DOB 8/6/71).

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August 11, 2020

Announcement Regarding People v. DeAngelo

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August 6, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten alerts the public to the following announcement from the Sacramento County Superior Court.

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August 6, 2020 (Corrected)

20-071 Enns (Frye) Plea

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August 6, 2020

VENTURA, California –District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Kevin Jacob Enns (DOB 3/10/75), of Ventura, pled guilty to one felony count of embezzlement of public funds pursuant to Penal Code section 424.

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August 5, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Alexis Ramirez (DOB 10/23/89), of Oxnard, was sentenced to 16 years to life in prison by Judge Gilbert Romero. On July 8, 2020, Ramirez pled guilty to second degree murder with the use of a knife and for the benefit of a criminal street gang for the January 17, 2009, killing of Alfredo Vargas, also of Oxnard.

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