News Releases

June 1, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Lorena Espinoza (DOB 08/14/75), of Chile, Esmeralda Lozano (DOB 06/13/92), of Pacoima, and Valdebenito Zenteno (DOB 02/25/91), of Chile, all suspected members of a South American Theft Group, have been charged with felony conspiracy to commit identity theft.

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June 1, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Ashley Lynn Claxton (DOB 09/21/95), of Ventura, has been charged with committing a lewd act upon a 14-year-old.

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May 31, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Alain Alvarez (DOB 06/15/93), of Thousand Oaks, was charged with the murder of Oliver Willis, of Thousand Oaks.

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May 18, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that arson and burglary charges were filed against two 16-year-old teenagers for their involvement in a fire at Hueneme High School in Oxnard.

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May 17, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Esperanza Venejas (DOB 11/09/96), of Chile, and Hugo Perez Martinez (DOB 08/11/95), of Chile, both suspected members of a South American Theft Group, pled guilty to felony organized retail theft.

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May 16, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Gerardo Miguel Rodriguez-Grajeda (DOB 10/13/85), of Oxnard, has been sentenced by Judge Ryan Wright to 16 years to life in prison for the killing of Jorge Tejada.

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May 11, 2022

VENTURA, California – El Fiscal de Distrito Erik Nasarenko avisa al público que, en abril 2022, la Oficina de Alguaciles del Condado de Ventura recupero un aparato simulando ser una máquina de punto de venta de la tienda 7-Eleven en Moorpark.

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May 11, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko advises the public that in April 2022, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office recovered a skimming device mimicking a point-of-sale machine from a 7-Eleven store in Moorpark.

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May 9, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Ashley Nicole Martinez (DOB 08/26/85), of Bakersfield, pled guilty to one count of felony automobile insurance fraud.

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May 6, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Samir Valdenegro (DOB 01/12/01) and Theresa Valdenegro (DOB 01/30/76), both from Chile and suspected members of a South American Theft Group, were sentenced today for their respective role in conspiring to commit identity theft.

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