News Releases

August 17, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced that Ashley Lyons
(DOB 05/08/86), of Ventura, pled guilty to felony automobile insurance fraud.

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August 16, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Jesus Manuel Calles (DOB 06/27/92), of Santa Barbara, pled guilty to felony gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, felony driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury, and misdemeanor driving without a valid driver’s license in a head-on collision that killed one driver and injured two others in December 2021.

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August 11, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Bill Lee Jones (DOB 10/04/58), formerly of Simi Valley, was sentenced to 12 years prison.

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August 11, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that on August 10, 2022, Lisa Cohen (DOB 12/23/66), of Oak Park, pled guilty to the crime of being mandated to report elder abuse and failing to do so. Following her guilty plea, Judge Gilbert Romero sentenced Cohen to 120 days in the Ventura County Jail and 12 months probation.

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August 11, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Jason Alexander (DOB 10/16/81), of Kentwood, Louisiana, was found guilty of aggravated trespass and battery after entering pleas of no contest to these misdemeanor offenses.

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August 10, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Arnulfo Rodriguez, Jr. (DOB 10/20/95), of Moorpark, has been sentenced to four years prison for the death of Andrew Mejia.

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August 10, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Dana Hiscock Vines (DOB 11/16/61), of Thousand Oaks, was recently arrested and charged with 18 counts of grand theft and a special allegation that the total theft exceeded $500,000.

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August 10, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Nelson Manuel Rivas (DOB 10/21/98), of Oxnard, has been sentenced to 5 years 8 months in prison for felony gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence of alcohol causing great bodily injury, for killing one juvenile female and causing severe injury to another.

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August 9, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Ercole Terzoli (DOB 08/31/55), of Rancho Palos Verdes, captain and owner of the fishing vessel San Pedro Pride, has entered a settlement following an unlawful disposal of toxic substances into state waters.

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August 5, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that James Lewis Apodaca (DOB 07/18/67), of Oxnard, was sentenced by Judge Ryan Wright to 75 years to life in prison, plus six additional years for kidnapping with intent to commit rape, robbery, assault on a peace officer, and possession of methamphetamine.

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