Photo: Kevin Stachkunas
December 15, 2020 – Ventura County, Ca.
The entire objective of those convicted of crimes serving a term of probation is to give them a chance to redeem themselves to a degree and to prove that they can be trusted with the liberties of freedom. Those whom society doesn’t believe worthy of such an opportunity remain locked up for their crimes.
Given that, however, society expects those granted probation terms to conform to certain patterns of behavior, the foremost of which is to not act in an unlawful manner.
That expectation may have escaped the notice of 28-year-old Ventura resident Kevin Stachkunas, who has been, according to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Victor Medina, “on active probation with search terms for controlled substances, stolen property, and possession of burglary tools.” With those search terms hanging over his head, Stachkunas was also sought by the VCSD Probation Enforcement Division on an unspecified misdemeanor warrant.
That warrant was served and search terms were enforced on the morning of December 15th when VCSD Gang Unit detectives arrived at Stachkunas’ residence and made contact with him.
The ensuing search of the premises revealed Stachkunas to be in possession of “an unregistered 9mm pistol, 9mm ammunition, two 17-round magazines, and one 30-round magazine,” all proscribed items given his probation status and criminal history.
Stachkunas was arrested and transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on the outstanding misdemeanor warrant and charged with being a prohibited person in possession of
a firearm, for unlawful transfer of a firearm, and for receiving stolen property.
Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking