News Releases

January 8, 2018

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Dean Michael Poe (DOB 04/28/65), of Ventura, was sentenced to serve 120 days in jail and placed on formal probation for three years for his role in causing a 2014 explosion at Santa Clara Waste Water Company (“SCWWC”).

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January 5, 2018

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Omar A. Landaverde (DOB 11/17/1985), of Van Nuys, was sentenced to serve 210 days in the Ventura County jail. Landaverde and co-defendant Kimberly Sue Harrison (DOB 5/6/1987), of Ventura, each pled guilty to one count of Penal Code section 487(b)(3), felony theft by embezzlement.

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January 4, 2018

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten warned Ventura County residents to be aware of possible scams involving fraudulent Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance.

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January 4, 2018

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Franky Magana (DOB 11/12/1985) and Omar Ruiz (DOB 07/27/1987), both of Santa Paula, were convicted of second- degree murder for the benefit of a criminal street gang for shooting and killing Ulises Virto in the city of Santa Paula.

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January 4, 2018

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Chris Gallegos (DOB 6/6/1997), of Ventura, along with two juvenile males have been charged in the murder of Joseph Cruz committed on December 25, 2017, in the city of Ventura.

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