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January 12, 2018

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that defendant Mario Adan Arjon (DOB 12/18/1990), of Ventura, was sentenced to seven years eight months in state prison, following his November 2017 conviction for gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent or higher, driving under the influence […]

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January 11, 2018

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that David Kenneth Beech (DOB 8/8/1959), of Simi Valley, has been charged with four counts of solicitation to commit murder while in custody at the Ventura County Pre-trial Detention Facility awaiting trial on multiple charges of lewd and lascivious acts against a child under the age of 14 […]

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January 9, 2018

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Jesus Samuel Duarte (DOB 8/10/79), of Oxnard, pleaded guilty on January 8, 2018, to one count of first degree murder and a second count of attempted murder.

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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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