Anonymous Tip Leads to Weapons, Drugs, Elder Abuse Arrest

Anonymous Tip Leads to Weapons, Drugs, Elder Abuse Arrest
Photo: (Cover) Stock Image; (In Story)Evidence Collected (Courtesy VCSD Gang Unit)
Written By: Robert L. McCullough

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department apparently operates a highly effective “Crime Stoppers” program wherein $1000 rewards are offered to members of the public for information leading to the arrest of those wanted on criminal charges.

Evidence of that came with the September arrest of Camarillo resident Allen Rosales.

According to VCSD spokesman Sgt. Beau Rodriguez, Sheriff’s Gang Unit detectives received “a tip” this past August indicating that Rosales was “involved in unlawful firearm activities and threatening to commit crimes with firearms. Working on that information, detectives determined that as a convicted felon Rosales is prohibited from “owning, purchase, or possessing” firearms or ammunition.

At that point, a search warrant for Rosales’ residence and vehicle was obtained and on the afternoon of September 1 st it was served pursuant to a traffic stop on a Camarillo thoroughfare. Rosales was determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance as deputies searched his vehicle and discovered “a semi-automatic handgun, live ammunition, spent shell casings, and a small amount of methamphetamine.

Following the vehicle search, detectives then conducted a warrant search of the home in which Rosales was living and “acting as a caretaker for an elderly resident” and determined that he had stolen “at least one firearm and ammunition” from the home.

Rosales was transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on charges of felon in possession of firearms, felon in possession of ammunition, possession of a controlled substance, residential burglary, and elder abuse.

Anonymous Tip Leads to Weapons, Drugs, Elder Abuse Arrest was last modified: September 16th, 2022 by admin
Categories: Ventura

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