News Releases

September 16, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Alfredo Ortiz (DOB 07/25/83), of Oxnard, pled guilty to first-degree murder and admitted using a gun in the killing of Teresa Ortiz, also from Oxnard.

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September 10, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Martin Valdez Arias (DOB 01/29/93), of Ventura, has been charged in an attack on a woman who was a stranger to Arias. The attack occurred during the noon hour on a bike path bordering Ventura Community Park in Ventura

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September 2, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Joe Rodriguez (DOB 01/17/79), of North Hollywood, was sentenced to seven years four months in state prison for stealing $730,000 from his former Moorpark employer, Private National Acceptance Mortgage Company LLC (PennyMac).

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September 1, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Britney Spears will not be charged with any crimes related to an incident that occurred at her residence involving her housekeeper.

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August 27, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Steven Franklin Gordon (DOB 08/18/54), of Camarillo, was arrested and charged with multiple theft crimes dating back to 2014.

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August 25, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Jahshua Jarrett (DOB 5/14/98), of Santa Paula, pled guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter.

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August 25, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Oscar Garcia, age 18, of Oxnard, was committed to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice for the murders of Jose Lopez and Adrian Ornelas in 2018, when Garcia was 15 years old. On June 8, 2021, Garcia admitted both crimes and also admitted that he committed the murder of Jose Lopez with a gun and for the benefit of a criminal street gang. For the crimes, Garcia can be held in custody until he is 25 years old.

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August 18, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Saticoy Lemon Association (the Association), which operates a lemon-packing facility in Santa Paula, entered a settlement following its unreported release of the air contaminant sodium hypochlorite.

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August 6, 2021

VENTURA, California –District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Priciliano Severiano (DOB 12/03/71), of Ventura, pled guilty to two counts of forcible rape and one count of forcible oral copulation perpetrated against a family member.

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August 5, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Carvana, an online retailer selling cars throughout California, settled a multi-jurisdictional civil lawsuit alleging the company operated in California without a dealer’s or transporter’s license.

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