Rodger Willoughby, Jeff Madaleno, Jose Aguilera and Jose Diaz
VENTURA COUNTY — Clearly subscribing to the theory of “overwhelming force,” no fewer than 80 individual members of nine different law enforcement agencies wrapped up a month-long investigation into the activities of individuals believed to be involved in illegal street gang activity in the early morning hours of June 15th.
Working in concert were members of the Ventura Sheriff’s Gang Unit, VCSD Narcotics and Major Crimes Bureau, VCSD Custody Division Investigations, Ventura Police Department’s Gang Team, the Oxnard Police Department SWAT Team, the OPD Violent Crimes Unit, and California Department of Corrections, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
The objective of their coordinated efforts was described by SBSD spokesman and member of the Sheriff’s Gang Unit Sgt. Brian Siominski as “a criminal street gang responsible for robberies, assault with deadly weapons, and illegal weapon and drug possession.”
In the pre-dawn hours of June 15th, eight separate search warrants were served upon suspect residences, each of which produced illegal firearms on the premises. Pursuant to the search efforts, “a total of 13 firearms were seized, including two assault weapons, a Mac-11 assault pistol, and six handguns.”
Those taken into custody and transported to Ventura County Jail on a plethora of charges including illegal firearms and drug possession, as well as participation in a criminal street gang, were Oxnard residents Jose Aguilera, 18, Anthony Salas, 20, and Jose Diaz, 46, as well as two unnamed Oxnard juveniles. El Rio residents Jeffrey Magdaleno, 23, Joshua Magdaleno, 18, and an unnamed El Rio juvenile accompanied Somis resident Rodger Willoughby, 43, and Ventura resident Florentino Rodriguez, 28 on the slow ride to jail, where all suspects currently reside on no bail holds.
Photos: courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking