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March 25, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Theresa Valdenegro (DOB 01/30/76), of Chile, and her son, Samir Valdenegro (DOB 01/12/01), of Chile, both suspected members of the South American Theft Group, have pled guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to commit identity theft and four felony counts of identity theft.

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March 21, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Joshua Edenfield (DOB 10/13/83) and Riana Ward (DOB 06/16/87), both of Canoga Park, have been charged with the sale of controlled substances and possession of a handgun.

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March 21, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that the District Attorney’s Office settled an unlawful hazardous waste disposal case with Charles MacQuiddy (DOB 08/12/62), of Camarillo, for $15,000.

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March 14, 2022

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Byron Manuel Moris Perez (DOB 02/19/97), of Chile, and a juvenile, of Chile, both suspected members of the South American Theft Group (SATG), have been charged in connection with a residential burglary in Camarillo.

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March 11, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Sams KH Corp., doing business as Simi Auto Spa and Speed Wash located in Simi Valley, entered a settlement agreement following an unlawful disposal of hazardous waste from their car wash facility into the Arroyo Simi waterway.

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March 11, 2022

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that hate crime charges were filed against Eden Haven-Martinez (DOB 12/18/88), of Santa Maria, related to an incident on December 12, 2021, in Ventura.

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March 11, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Target Corporation entered a stipulated judgment and will pay $5 million in civil penalties to resolve allegations of false advertising and unfair competition relating to price accuracy of its merchandise.

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March 11, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that the second of two Ventura teenagers was found responsible for the July 22, 2021, arson at Mound Elementary School in Ventura.

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March 11, 2022

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Jason Tyler Fernandes (DOB 02/11/99), of Ventura, was charged with the murder of his father, Michael Fernandes. The complaint alleges one count of murder with the special allegation of personal use of a deadly or dangerous weapon.

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March 8, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Kyle Davis (DOB 08/16/85), of Newbury Park, pled guilty to multiple hate crime related charges, including one count of vandalism, one count of hate crime by damaging property, and one count of assault.

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