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June 7, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Juan Dedios Gallegos III (DOB 3/12/1993), of Oxnard, was charged with the hit-and-run murder of Michael James Holley of Oxnard.

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June 6, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten and California State Attorney General Xavier Beccera announced today Santa Clara Waste Water Company and Green Compass Environmental Solutions, LLC (corporate defendants) entered pleas for their roles in a November 2014 explosion at 815 Mission Rock Road in Santa Paula that injured numerous employees and first responders, […]

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June 3, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Raymond Merkley (DOB 10/22/78), of Woodland Hills, was sentenced to two years in prison by Judge Bruce Young. In March 2019, Merkley pled guilty to presenting a fraudulent auto insurance claim and also admitted previously sustaining two prior convictions where prison sentences were imposed.

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May 29, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that on May 24, 2019, Juvenile Court Judge Kevin McGee ordered a 16-year-old minor, who drove over a Thousand Oaks High School staff member in the Thousand Oaks High School parking lot, to a term of two years of supervision under the Ventura County Probation […]

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May 23, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Thousand Oaks resident Anita Laureen Edwards (DOB 1/25/1960) pled guilty on May 22, 2019, to five counts of felony grand theft, one count of felony dependent adult theft, and two counts of non-sufficient fund thefts. The conviction was the result of an investigation conducted […]

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May 20, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that David Romero (DOB 10/04/90), of Ventura, was sentenced to 60 years to life in prison by Judge Anthony Sabo. On February 22, 2019, Romero was convicted by a jury of rape and three counts of inflicting a traumatic condition upon his dating partner, and […]

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May 20, 2019

VENTURA, California -District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Christopher Gaston (DOB 12/2/79), of Oxnard, was convicted by a jury of the first-degree murder of Christopher Camper. The jury also found true that Gaston committed the murder by using a firearm, lying in wait, and shooting from a vehicle.

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May 20, 2019

>VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Michael Joseph Gomez (DOB 09/22/84), of Camarillo, was sentenced to 48 months in jail by Judge Bruce Young. Gomez will have to serve 16 months in custody and will be on supervised release for the balance of the sentence. He was also ordered to […]

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May 17, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Retha Mae Drummond (DOB 3/1/56), of Moorpark, was arrested on May 17, 2019. Drummond is charged with 12 felony counts including embezzlement and misappropriation of public funds.

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May 17, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Brandon Scott Ellis (DOB 1/24/86), of Katy, Texas, pled guilty to second-degree murder for the killing of Douglas Blasher of Ventura and premeditated attempted murder for shooting Alexa Payne of Oxnard.

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