News Releases

August 10, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Arnulfo Rodriguez, Jr. (DOB 10/20/95), of Moorpark, has been sentenced to four years prison for the death of Andrew Mejia.

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August 10, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Dana Hiscock Vines (DOB 11/16/61), of Thousand Oaks, was recently arrested and charged with 18 counts of grand theft and a special allegation that the total theft exceeded $500,000.

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August 10, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Nelson Manuel Rivas (DOB 10/21/98), of Oxnard, has been sentenced to 5 years 8 months in prison for felony gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence of alcohol causing great bodily injury, for killing one juvenile female and causing severe injury to another.

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August 9, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Ercole Terzoli (DOB 08/31/55), of Rancho Palos Verdes, captain and owner of the fishing vessel San Pedro Pride, has entered a settlement following an unlawful disposal of toxic substances into state waters.

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August 5, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that James Lewis Apodaca (DOB 07/18/67), of Oxnard, was sentenced by Judge Ryan Wright to 75 years to life in prison, plus six additional years for kidnapping with intent to commit rape, robbery, assault on a peace officer, and possession of methamphetamine.

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July 28, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Rodolfo Fernandez Franco (DOB 03/20/87), of Oxnard, was sentenced by Judge Anthony Sabo to 60 years to life in prison, plus four additional years for multiple sexual assaults in 2003 and 2020.

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July 25, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced that Karen Khosteghyan (DOB 04/05/85), of Van Nuys, pled guilty to felony automobile insurance fraud, felony release of hazardous waste, and hit and run driving.

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July 22, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Jose Guzman Avila (DOB 11/24/82), of Thousand Oaks, was sentenced by Judge Ryan Wright to 19 years 8 months prison for molesting a child.

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July 22, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Olga Paredes (DOB 09/01/73), of Colton, and seven other individuals pled guilty to crimes involving pimping, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and accessory in connection to an illicit massage business ring.

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July 20, 2022

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Luis Armando Ayala (DOB 12/01/01), of Oxnard, has been charged with felony gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, with an enhancement of fleeing the scene of an accident involving death.

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