News Releases

April 24, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Rudolph Neidhardt (DOB 3/5/86), of Simi Valley, has been charged with the murder of Michael Majewski, which occurred on April 18, 2020, in Simi Valley. The complaint charges one count of murder and a special allegation that Neidhardt used a knife during the commission of the crime.

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April 20, 2020

VENTURA, California – Fiscal del Distrito Gregory D. Totten anunció hoy que abril 19 – 25, 2020, es la Semana Nacional de los Derechos de Víctimas de Crimen.

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April 20, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that April 19 – 25, 2020, is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

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April 17, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that James Lee Beam (DOB 1/11/97), of Oxnard, has been charged with the murder of Sibyl Woodbury which occurred on April 9, 2020, in Oxnard. The complaint charges one count of murder and a special allegation that Beam used a knife during the commission of the crime.

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15 de abril 2020

VENTURA, California – Fiscal del Distrito Gregory D. Totten quiere recordarle al público del servicio gratis de mediación del consumidor proporcionado por la Oficina del Fiscal del Distrito. Este servicio puede ser especialmente beneficioso a los consumidores durante la presente emergencia pública porque todos los casos de reclamos menores (small claims) están suspendidos en este momento.

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April 15, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten wants to remind the public about the free consumer mediation service provided by the District Attorney’s Office. This service may be especially beneficial to consumers during the current public emergency, as all small claims court cases are suspended at this time.

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April 13, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten warned today that county residents should be extra vigilant about mortgage, forbearance, and loan modification scams as financial predators seek to exploit the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 13, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Richard Barrios, III (DOB 10/27/92), of Camarillo, was charged with one felony count of a peace officer concealing physical evidence of a person’s innocence, a violation of Penal Code section 141(b); and a second felony count of filing a false police report, a violation of Penal Code section 118.1.

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April 7, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten wishes to alert county residents of a new Executive Order by Governor Gavin Newsom regarding price gouging. Pursuant to Executive Order N-44-20 issued April 3, 2020, retailers may not charge a price that is ten percent greater than the price that they charged on February 4, 2020, for food, consumer goods, medical supplies, emergency supplies, or any other materials previously designated by the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services as Scarce Materials or Threatened Materials pursuant to section 102 of the Defense Production Act, 50 U.S.C. § 4512. However, consistent with the language of Penal Code section 396, retailers may charge more if their costs recently increased, or if they offered a reduced price as of February 4, 2020, they may charge their ordinary price for the item.

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March 31, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that consumers should be on the lookout for scammers trying to take advantage of county residents during this public health emergency.

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