News Releases

July 6, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Hakop Karayan (DOB 09/29/78), and Artour Hakobyan (DOB 12/17/83), both of Glendale, were sentenced to jail for their roles in a skimming operation.

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July 6, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Christopher Schneider (DOB 11/22/88), of Thousand Oaks, has pled guilty to felony voluntary manslaughter of his mother, Nancy Schneider. Schneider also admitted using a knife in the commission of the crime.

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July 1, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko issued a public service announcement today advising our community of the dangers and potential consequences of illegal fireworks, as we celebrate this 4th of July weekend.

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June 30, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (AD-44) has secured $1 million in funding for a Ventura County Family Justice Center (FJC) – Oxnard satellite pilot project.

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June 30, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Dionicio Salinas (DOB 10/02/91) was sentenced by Judge Gilbert Romero to 17 years 8 months in state prison for a series of violent crimes.

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June 24, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that in the wake of the alleged sexual misconduct at The Thacher School in Ojai, the Ventura County Family Justice Center (VCFJC) is available to assist all those who have been impacted by these painful events.

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June 24, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Jason Paul Ellis (DOB 07/05/81), of Simi Valley, was sentenced to 120 days in jail for embezzlement of personal property by a carrier and being an unlicensed household mover.

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June 24, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Nelson Manuel Rivas (10/21/98), of Oxnard, has been charged in the death of one juvenile female and the serious bodily injury of another.

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June 23, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Sun Air Jets, LLC (Sun Air), located in Camarillo, has agreed to a $75,000 settlement including a final judgment and permanent Injunction following a jet fuel spill at the Camarillo Airport.

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June 23, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Mary Eugenia Karacas (DOB 01/16/41), of Simi Valley, pled guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter for the unlawful killing of Salvatore Orefice, also of Simi Valley. Karacas also admitted she personally used a firearm during the commission of the crime. In a separate case, Karacas pled guilty to one count of assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury for attacking and biting Erin Edwards of Ojai.

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