Photo: Brahn Centineo
June 12, 2021 – Ventura County
Sometimes a grudge between neighbors can get out of hand to the point where things become potentially deadly.
According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Brian Whittaker, that seems to have been the case in the events leading to the June 11 th arrest of Somis resident Brahn Centineo. Three days earlier, VCSD deputies attached to the Camarillo Police Department received a report of “shots being fired” in a Camarillo neighborhood.
Upon arriving at the scene, the cops made contact with Centineo who greeted the arrival of law enforcement with a distinct lack of cordiality. He was, in fact, “extremely uncooperative” and told the deputies to leave his property without further ado. Searching the nearby area for any evidence of unlawful activity, the deputies widened their exploratory endeavors, they suddenly “heard a barrage of gunfire” from what sounded like “a large caliber firearm.”
The following day, on June 9 th , a follow-up investigation was conducted by the Camarillo Police Department’s Special Enforcement Detail which lead to the discovery of “fresh bullet strikes”on large eucalyptus trees between Centineo’s house and a neighboring residence. At that point, the detectives sought and obtained a search warrant for Cenineo’s home.
That search warrant was served on June 11 th when “a traffic enforcement stop” was conducted on Centineo’s vehicle. He was arrested as the search of his home was ongoing. That search produced “a large cache of firearms, ammunition, and equipment used to manufacture ammunition.”
Centineo was then transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked oncharges of negligent discharge of a firearm and shooting at an inhabited dwelling, with his bail set at $60,000.
Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking