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Please join us in welcoming DA Investigator David Williams to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. Investigator Williams comes to the DA’s Office after 22 years with Beverly Hills PD. ...

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko administered the Oath of Office and presented DAI Williams with his badge.

Welcome to the team!

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Recently, the Boy and Girls Club invited Victim Advocate Gloria Solorzano and Deputy District Attorney Melissa McMurdo to speak at their career day event. The public service focused career day ...introduced different public service jobs to middle school aged students.

"I spoke about the job of a DDA, my career path, and the schooling that I received in order to do the job," DDA McMurdo said. "Gloria brought Trakr and spoke about her role as a victim advocate and courthouse facility dog handler. The kids were very excited about Trakr, and seemed genuinely interested in a career in the criminal justice system."

Thank you so much for inviting members of our office to attend!

🎉 Big congratulations to new Deputy District Attorney, Bari Blackledge! DA Erik Nasarenko officiated the Oath of Office this afternoon.

Welcome to the office! We can't wait to ...witness the tremendous impact you’ll make in our community.

It’s good to talk about mental health struggles; we all have them.

It could mean talking with a friend or family member, or with your doctor or a counselor. It’s OK to not always feel ...OK.

But if it becomes too much it’s time to seek help.

Wellness Tips from Ventura County Behavioral Health:
#MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #morethanenough

News Release: May 26, 2023
The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office announced today that charges were filed against, Lathanial Lavar Walker (DOB 02/26/97), for the attempt kidnapping for ...rape of a 75-year-old woman while she worked in her garden. On May 26, 2023, Walker pled not guilty at arraignment in Ventura County Superior Court.

On the morning of May 24, 2023, Walker is alleged to have approached the victim on South Dunning Street in Ventura. Walker is accused of pulling down his pants and grabbing the victim from behind. The victim struggled with Walker as he allegedly dragged her to the side of her home and attempted to take her inside before neighbors came to assist her.

Walker fled the area on foot and was arrested a short time later in the Pacific View Mall parking lot by the Ventura Police Department.

Deputy District Attorney Ben Moreno, a member of the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office Sexual Assault Unit, is the prosecutor assigned to the case.

Walker is scheduled for an early disposition conference on June 7, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. in courtroom 12 of the Ventura County Superior Court. He is being held in custody without bail.