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As we join in the commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, we celebrate the inclusion of Juneteenth as a federal holiday.
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News Release: June 17, 2021
VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Peter John Codella (DOB 03/05/56), of Oxnard, was charged with the murder of Matias Lopez, of Oxnard. The complaint charges one count of murder with a special allegation that Codella ...personally used his vehicle as a deadly weapon. Codella was also charged with fleeing the scene of an accident causing death.

News Release: June 16, 2021
District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Savannah Millar-Cardiel (DOB 02/12/94) and Jason Aaron Rodriguez (DOB 09/24/93), both of Moorpark, pled guilty to felony automobile insurance fraud. Rodriguez also pled guilty to hit-and-run driving.

In honor of Pride month, District Attorney Erik Nasarenko appeared at the “Raising of the Pride Flag” event at the Ventura County Government Center. “I was honored to stand together with our agency and community partners to show our commitment to pursuing equality and justice for all in our ...communities.”

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day … let’s all work together to protect elders in our community. These victims are our family, neighbors, and friends. They suffer in silence as they are subjected to physical, psychological, and financial abuse, often by those entrusted with their care. ...

If you suspect someone is being abused, please report it. Additional information can be found at the Ventura County Adult Protective Services website:

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District Attorney Nasarenko attended the Port Hueneme Police Department Employee Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday evening.

“It was an honor to witness the PHPD officers retake the Oath of Office to demonstrate their commitment to the community and affirm our shared goals of protecting ...the public and promoting justice for all." -Erik Nasarenko

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News Release: June 11, 2021
District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Branden Lackie (DOB 11/31/91), of Simi Valley, has been charged with arson and the murder of David Crammond, also of Simi Valley.

We are honored to have participated in last night’s Concert for a Cause fundraiser, hosted by the Christina Grimmie Foundation. District Attorney Nasarenko spoke at the virtual event, emphasizing our mutual goal of providing assistance to victims of gun violence and their families in Ventura ...County.
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News Release: June 8, 2021
District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Oscar Garcia, age 18, of Oxnard, admitted the April 22, 2018 second-degree murder of Jose Lopez that occurred in the city of Oxnard. Garcia also admitted the allegations that he used a gun, and for the benefit of a... criminal street gang. Garcia also admitted the May 20, 2018 second-degree murder of Adrian Ornelas that also occurred in the city of Oxnard. Garcia was 15 years old when he committed both crimes and was prosecuted as a juvenile.