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$100K Bail for Thousand Oaks Stabbing Suspect

Ventura County – While the City of Thousand Oaks is one of the county’s most “suburban” environments, with wide avenues, manicured neighborhoods, and one of Southern California’s most active malls that attracts affluent shoppers from miles around, it is apparently not any more immune to violent crime than any other city. Evidence of that sad reality came, apparently, just after ...Full Article

Arrest Made in 35-year-old Cold Case Murder

Ventura County – In a case that might have come right off the pages of a “Forensic Files” television series script, the September 30th arrest of Wilson Chouest, a 63-year-old ...Full Article

Theft Victim “Detains” Suspect with Fists

Ventura County – When Thomas Ledbetter, a 22-year-old resident of Ventura, was out cruising around for a soft burglary target in the hours just before dawn on September 24th, it’s ...Full Article

High School Hoop Star Busted for Auto Burglary

HS basketball star fouled out early Ventura County – A local area high school basketball star, Kenneth Koffi, 19, was observed just after midnight on September 23rd by what Ventura ...Full Article

Burglar-Forger-Thief Busted

Ventura County – 25-year-old Brandon Stein, a resident of Newbury Park, has apparently been a very busy man, as evidenced by his September 18th arrest on various charges related to ...Full Article

Failure to Appear Results in Felony Bust

Ventura County – Saul Arceo, a 27-year-old resident of El Rio—just east of the City of Ventura—is, one would think, old enough and intelligent enough to know what day of ...Full Article

Victims Turn the Tables on Auto Burglar

Ventura – 23-year-old Ricardo Navarro, a resident of Oxnard, just might be the most hapless and hopeless auto burglar among his peers, and is anticipated to be a finalist in ...Full Article

ATM Thief Tracked Down

Ventura – We’ve all heard the admonition to be careful about using the ATM at our local bank branch. Know who’s nearby, don’t let anyone look over your shoulder, and ...Full Article

Car Customizer Caught in Fraud

Ventura – As if having a car customized wasn’t expensive enough, imagine the frustration of 41-year-old Colorado resident William Kent, who—after months of hassle and negotiation with the owner of ...Full Article

Overdose Ends with Five in Custody

Ventura County – 18-year-old Shawn Grant, a resident of Camarillo, is lucky to be alive. In the late morning of Thursday, September 3rd, a 911 Emergency call placed by Edward ...Full Article
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