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August 27, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Shawn Michael Shirck (DOB 2-23-94), of Ojai, has been charged with two counts of murder, including special allegations that he personally used a knife, for the deaths of Margaret Dahl of Oak View and Phyllis Porter of Georgia.

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August 27, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today the settlement of a civil law enforcement action against Glovis America, Inc. (Glovis). Glovis provides import logistics services for automobile manufacturers utilizing the Port of Hueneme to import their vehicles.

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August 23, 2019

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

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August 21, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Ernestina Rodriguez (DOB 2/27/1963), of Oxnard, was placed on formal probation for a period of 36 months after having pled guilty to a felony violation of Insurance Code section 1871.4(a)(1), making a false or fraudulent statement of a material fact for the purpose of […]

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August 21, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Maia Yasmine James (DOB 06/12/97), of Palmdale, was sentenced to eight years in state prison, following her June 21, 2019, convictions for gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury.

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August 20, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that a 16-year-old juvenile male, of Oxnard, admitted to robbery and voluntary manslaughter for the May 20, 2018, killing of Adrian Ornelas, also of Oxnard. The male was prosecuted as a juvenile.

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August 16, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Heather Deen Locklear (DOB 9/25/61), of Westlake, pled no contest to eight misdemeanor counts: five counts of battery on a peace officer, in violation of Penal Code section 243(b), one count of battery on emergency personnel, a violation of Penal Code section 243(b), and […]

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August 16, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today the filing of a criminal complaint against Peter Cuong Chi Nhan (DOB 05/22/1977) of El Monte.

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August 16, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Heather Deen Locklear (DOB 9/25/61), of Westlake, pled no contest to eight misdemeanor counts: five counts of battery on a peace officer, in violation of Penal Code section 243(b), one count of battery on emergency personnel, a violation of Penal Code section 243(b), and […]

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August 13, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that on Monday, August 12, 2019, a $1.525 million civil settlement was obtained with Texas-based 7 Eleven, Inc., to resolve allegations that the company violated state laws requiring accurate and complete reporting of training of store personnel in hazardous materials handling.

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