Articles Tagged With ‘Ventura County Sheriff’s Office’

Suspects arrested for conspiring to smuggle drugs into Central Coast jail

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two suspects on Tuesday for conspiring to smuggle drugs into one of the county’s jail facilities. Investigators from theTodd Road Jail Classification Unit and the Ventura County Fentanyl and Overdose Crimes Unit... (Continue reading)

Central Coast DUI crash sends sheriff’s SUV airborne, lands next to ocean

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN An allegedly intoxicated driver slammed into a Ventura County Sheriff’s patrol SUV Saturday evening, resulting in the vehicle falling onto boulders beside the ocean.  Deputy Castaneda and his K-9, two-year-old Dutch Shepherd Danny, were responding to... (Continue reading)

Israel supporter, 69, dies after being struck at Central Coast demonstration

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN A pro-Palestinian demonstrator allegedly attacked a 69-year-old Jewish pro-Israeli demonstrator at a Central Coast rally on Sunday, and a day later, the victim died of his injuries. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim... (Continue reading)

Illegal marijuana grow utilized stolen water

The owners of a multi-million dollar illegal marijuana grow in Ventura County allegedly stole water to irrigate the pot plants from a nearby mountain. [KCOY] On Friday, Ventra County Sheriff deputies raided the 80 acre operation outside Fillmore that included... (Continue reading)

Man arrested for setting large Santa Maria apartment fire

Police have arrested a 19-year-old Southern California man for starting an apartment complex fire in Santa Maria last year that displaced 100 people and caused $1 million in damage. One person also had to be hospitalized after suffering burns due... (Continue reading)

Feds intercept 3,000 pounds of marijuana

Federal authorities arrested 13 people Saturday after intercepting 3,000 pounds of marijuana the suspects were trying to smuggle into the United States by panga boat at a beach just north of the city of Santa Barbara. Early Saturday morning, the... (Continue reading)

Has fire season hit the Central Coast?

Three fires broke out on the Central Coast Thursday amid a stretch of unseasonably warm temperatures. [KEYT] An apartment fire in Santa Maria displaced 40 residents and injured three people, while a riverbed blaze in Ventura County burned more than... (Continue reading)

Missing San Luis Obispo man found

An San Luis Obispo man with dementia, who was reported missing Wednesday, was discovered Thursday in Ventura County. At about 2 a.m., a Ventura County Deputy observed what he thought was a drunk driver on Highway 101. The deputy pulled... (Continue reading)