Here is a roundup of latest noteworthy arrests and incidents from Ventura County authorities:
3,000+ pot vegetation seized
LOCKWOOD VALLEY – Ventura County Sheriff’s authorities seized 1000’s of marijuana vegetation valued at $4.8 million from an unlawful develop in the unincorporated Lockwood Valley space.
On Tuesday, deputies served a search warrant within the 1100 block of Eugene Avenue. The website is within the distant Camp Scheideck space, a small group situated close to Reyes Creek Campground in Los Padres Nationwide Forest land north of Ojai.
Deputies from the sheriff’s Lockwood Valley station had been joined by detectives from the Ojai station and personnel from the company’s narcotics and gang items. Further help got here from California Division of Fish and Wildlife wardens, federal Bureau of Land Administration rangers and members of the California Nationwide Guard’s drug job pressure.
Investigators discovered a “giant and increasing” marijuana cultivation operation on the website, in keeping with the sheriff’s account, and seized about 3,240 vegetation. A photograph confirmed potted vegetation organized in rows inside a hoop home. Authorities estimated the crop was value $4.8 million.
The rising operation had quite a few staff, every chargeable for particular duties, sheriff’s officers mentioned. 5 individuals had been arrested on suspicion of illegally cultivating marijuana and conspiracy. Three of the suspects who had tried to flee had been additionally arrested on suspicion of resisting. Three extra individuals who fled escaped arrest.
One suspect was a girl, 19, from San Bernardino. The opposite 4 had been males, age 19 to 37. One was from Oxnard, one from Madera, and the opposite two had been from Mexico, officers reported. All 5 had been booked into Ventura County jail services.
In December, deputies arrested two Newhall residents after investigating an illegal marijuana farm and butane honey oil lab on the same block of Eugene Street.
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Stolen checks spur name from financial institution
FILLMORE – Ventura County sheriff’s detectives from the Fillmore station arrested a 28-year-old Carpinteria girl on Wednesday suspected of cashing checks stolen from a county resident’s mailbox.
The investigation started on July 6 when deputies responded to the 2000 block of Grimes Canyon Street, in an unincorporated space south of the Bardsdale group.
The sufferer reported listening to from his financial institution that three checks totaling about $1,700 had been cashed by an unknown girl. The person had put the checks in his mailbox earlier. The lady allegedly stole the checks, solid them in order that they had been made out to her title and cashed them, authorities mentioned.
Fillmore detectives recognized the suspect and arrested her Wednesday in Carpinteria on suspicion of id theft, forgery, possession of stolen property and housebreaking, officers mentioned. She posted a $70,000 bail bond and is slated to look in court docket on Aug. 16, jail data confirmed.
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Catalytic converter theft bust
THOUSAND OAKS – Two males and a teen had been arrested final week after officers discovered a number of stolen catalytic converters of their automobile.
At round 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 1, a California Freeway Patrol officer pulled over a sedan seen dashing on Freeway 101. When the sedan stopped alongside Wendy Drive in Newbury Park, a person within the entrance passenger seat fled on foot, in keeping with the Ventura County Sheriff’s account.
The CHP officer quickly caught the person who fled, recognized as a 22-year-old Los Angeles resident, whereas a second officer detained the opposite two individuals within the automotive. The motive force was a 24-year-old Riverside man and the second passenger was a 17-year-old male from Colton.
The CHP officers noticed a number of noticed blades, gloves and power kits in the automotive. Deputies from the sheriff’s Thousand Oaks station responded to help. A search of the automotive turned up 5 just lately reduce catalytic converters, an industrial automotive jack and a battery-powered noticed in the trunk.
Detectives from the Camarillo station later linked the suspects to a catalytic converter theft final month on the House Depot in Camarillo.
All three suspects had been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grand theft and different offenses. The 2 adults had been booked into county jail and the teenager was booked into the juvenile justice middle.
Thousand Oaks detectives had been making an attempt to determine the victims whose catalytic converters had been stolen.
Man pleads responsible to rape, kidnap of member of the family
The Ventura County District Legal professional’s Workplace mentioned a Ventura man, Priciliano Severiano, 49, pleaded responsible on Friday to 2 counts of forcible rape and one rely of forcible oral copulation towards a member of the family. He admitted one rape happened whereas the sufferer was a minor and additional admitted to kidnapping the sufferer at knifepoint and personally inflicting nice bodily damage, prosecutors mentioned.
Severiano, whose case was investigated by the Ventura Police Division, shall be sentenced to an anticipated 55 years to life in state jail at a listening to Sept. 13 in Ventura County Superior Courtroom, prosecutors reported.
Jeremy Childs is a breaking information and public security reporter protecting the evening shift for the Ventura County Star. He might be reached by calling 805-437-0208 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You may as well discover him on Twitter @Jeremy_Childs.