This is a roundup of latest incidents and bulletins from Ventura County businesses:
Home hearth displaces 5
VENTURA – A home hearth in midtown Ventura displaced 5 individuals early Friday morning, authorities stated.
Ventura Metropolis Fireplace Division crews have been dispatched to the one household house within the 300 block of Jones Road shortly earlier than 3:30 a.m. The block is in a residential space south of Ocean Avenue.
The blaze initially threatened two different homes, authorities stated. Ventura Law enforcement officials helped evacuate close by properties.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze in about 20 minutes, the division reported.
4 adults and one baby from the affected house have been displaced.
No different properties have been broken and no accidents have been reported. The reason for the fireplace remained beneath investigation.
Man arrested with assault rifle close to The Assortment
OXNARD – A 25-year-old Oxnard man out on bail in reference to a felony capturing was arrested early Saturday after being discovered with an assault rifle at the Assortment at RiverPark buying heart, authorities stated.
At round 12:50 a.m., Oxnard Police Division officers responded to a attainable stabbing within the parking zone of the five hundred block of Assortment Boulevard. They pulled over a car with 4 individuals inside, one among them the 25-year-old.
Throughout a search of the automobile, officers discovered a loaded 7.62 mm assault rifle and a backpack with extra ammunition, in accordance with police. The suspect is prohibited from having firearms and ammunition as a consequence of prior convictions.
The 25-year-old tried to flee however was tackled close by, authorities stated. The suspect is at the moment out on bail and facing felony charges for a February shooting incident within the parking zone of Walmart on Rose Avenue, officers stated. He has pleaded not responsible to a few felony prices in that case, courtroom information present.
The person was arrested on suspicion of felony firearms possession violations and booked into Ventura County jail with bail set at $500,000, jail information confirmed.
Former deputy sentenced in proof destruction case
VENTURA – A former Ventura County Sheriff’s deputy was sentenced to jail time and probation on Wednesday for discarding a driver’s urine pattern that had examined clear for medicine.
The previous deputy, Richard Barrios III, 29, pleaded responsible final month to a felony rely of destroying bodily matter.
On Wednesday in Ventura County Superior Courtroom, Choose Patricia Murphy sentenced Barrios to three hundred and sixty five days in jail and two years felony probation, in accordance with District Legal professional Erik Nasarenko’s workplace.
The case concerned an incident in November 2019 when Barrios was on patrol in Camarillo. The sheriff’s company is contracted to offer police providers within the metropolis.
Barrios had pulled over a feminine driver and, after speaking to her, suspected she was beneath the affect of methamphetamine. The lady, who was arrested, adamantly denied utilizing medicine and offered a urine pattern on the Camarillo station, authorities stated. Barrios examined the pattern, which got here up damaging for all managed substances, however threw the take a look at equipment into the trash and discarded the urine, sheriff’s investigators discovered, partially utilizing video surveillance footage from the station. Barrios later instructed a supervisor the driving force had not offered a pattern.
The lady, who was on monitor to be booked into the principle jail in Ventura, complained to a different deputy who then discovered her take a look at equipment within the trash. The motive force offered one other pattern that examined damaging and was launched.
Barrios was arrested in April 2020. The case was prosecuted by Senior Deputy DA Tony Wold and investigated by the sheriff’s main crimes bureau.
DUI checkpoints held round county
VENTURA COUNTY – Police departments in Oxnard, Ventura and Santa Paula held DUI checkpoints Friday night time, with a number of arrests made. Individually, a deadly DUI crash closed Freeway 101 for hours early Saturday.
In Oxnard, three drivers have been arrested on suspicion of DUI violations at the checkpoint on Wooley Highway, west of Oxnard Boulevard. Fourteen drivers have been cited for license violations and one was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant, the Oxnard Police Division stated.
The Ventura Police Division held its operation on Predominant Road, close to Callens Highway. Eleven drivers have been cited for license violations and one car was towed.
Santa Paula Police Division officers arrested one driver who had not used an interlock alcohol-sensing machine as a courtroom order required. Sixteen others have been cited for license violations on the checkpoint at Harvard Boulevard, close to Laurie Lane.
Throughout the identical in a single day interval, a suspected DUI driver caused a fatal wrong-way crash on northbound Freeway 101 in Ventura shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday, the California Freeway Patrol reported.
The motive force, a 29-year-old Santa Barbara man, was arrested on suspicion of of felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter. An 18-year-old man from Ojai died whereas driving a automobile hit head-on by the wrong-way car, CHP officers stated.
Cytlalli Salgado is a breaking information reporter for the Ventura County Star. She could be reached by calling 805-437-0257 or emailing email@example.com.