September 19, 2022 – Ventura County, Ca. – Based upon their recent activity, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Gang Unit—comprised of only eight detectives tasked with what VCSD spokesman Sgt. Beau Rodriguez characterized as “protecting West County communities from criminal street gang terrorism”—are a busy bunch.
It seems as though not a day goes by without the Gang Unit making an arrest for drug, firearms, and violent crime violations. One such bust occurred on the morning of September 9 th when detectives pulled over a car driven by 24-year-old Oxnard resident Rickey Joel Reveles. That “traffic stop” lead to his arrest for possession of controlled substances and graffiti tools.
Pursuant to that evidence, detectives then visited Reveles’ home and found “an unserialized loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun” as well as cocaine, evidence of narcotics sales, and “several spray paint cans.” He was summarily transported to Ventura County Jail and booked on multiple firearms, narcotics, and graffiti vandalism charges.
As associate of Reveles, 24-year-old Oxnard resident Adrian Robert Barraza—himself on probation for prior firearms convictions—was paid a visit by the Gang Unit crew on the evening of September 16 th . As luck would have it, the cops found more firearms and drugs at Barraza’s residence and he was taken into custody and transported to Ventura County Jail where he was booked on multiple violations of his probation terms.