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September 9, 1991 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County welfare and job-training offices will be joined by the Simi Valley Police Department this week in switching over to a four-day workweek, which officials hope will cut air pollution and improve job efficiency. Beginning today, five welfare offices in Ventura, Oxnard, Simi Valley and Santa Paula will be closed Mondays as part of a one-year pilot program, officials said. Three job-training offices in Ventura, Oxnard and Simi Valley will also close one day a week.
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January 9, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A man charged with assaulting an off-duty firefighter fled the Simi Valley courthouse before a hearing in the case, police said Thursday evening. Devin Lamar Kelley, 25, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly attacked the Ventura County firefighter Oct. 26, Simi Valley Police Department officials said in a statement. The 35-year-old firefighter was unconscious when officers arrived on the scene in the 500 block of Valley Gate Road, police said.
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May 21, 2001
A lawman with more than 30 years' experience who volunteers on several professional committees has been named Simi Valley Police Department Officer of the Year. Police Sgt. Fred James started his career as a Ventura County sheriff's deputy in 1969 and joined the Simi Valley Police Department two years later. He has served as a training and patrol officer as well as a detective. James, who now supervises the narcotics unit, was a charter member of the Simi Valley Police Officers Assn.
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July 13, 2006 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Simi Valley Police Chief Mark Layhew, the city's first officer to rise through the ranks from patrolman to chief, has decided to retire. Layhew, 54, said he had been considering retirement for two years. His last day on the job in Simi Valley will be Aug. 11. He said he and his wife, Holly, will move later this summer with their two teenage children from Moorpark to Washington state, where his in-laws live and where he is entertaining several job offers.
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July 19, 1994
Simi Valley is a spectacular city to live in. Thanks to the efforts of the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, my family and I enjoyed another terrific Independence Day fireworks show. The Simi Valley Police Department is to be commended for its directional traffic assistance and contributions to maintaining a peaceful crowd. It is great to find something interesting to do on a holiday evening and to feel it is safe enough to attend. SHARON HUSHKA, Simi Valley
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February 22, 1998 | COLL METCALFE
The Simi Valley Police Department is accepting applications for its next Community Emergency Response Team training course. The course, which is limited to 25 students, is available to residents 18 years or older, and will include training in disaster awareness and preparedness, team management, disaster psychology, fire suppression, medical operations and search and rescue. All training will be provided by Ventura County firefighters.
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July 3, 1998 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
A woman's body was found Thursday evening near the intersection of Fitzgerald Road and Sequoia Avenue in south Simi Valley, police reported. The exact location of the body and who found it were not released. Officers and a K-9 unit from Simi Valley Police Department, as well as a Ventura County Sheriff's Department field supervisor and two deputies, were on scene investigating, said Sheriff's Sgt. Jim Kenney.
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May 29, 1989
Simi Valley police seized an additional $1 million in cash Sunday after four people were arrested and $1.4 million was confiscated Saturday in connection with a cocaine trafficking ring in Simi Valley and Chatsworth, authorities said. The Simi Valley Police Department on Sunday also seized a house and three cars in what capped a two-week investigation into Latin-American cocaine cartels in the area, police Lt. Jon Ainsworth said. No drugs were recovered in the investigation.
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August 17, 1995 | PAUL ELIAS
Girls' basketball players from Simi Valley High School will take on the Simi Valley Police Officers Assn. team Friday in a benefit game. The contest will take place at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Doors open at 8 p.m. Adult tickets cost $5 at the Simi Valley Police Department before the game and $6 at the door. Tickets for children under 12 are $3, and $4 at the door. Proceeds benefit Simi Valley High School girls' basketball.
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August 17, 1991
Assemblywoman Cathie Wright, in conjunction with the Simi Valley Police Department, will help parents fingerprint their children today at the Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. The program, to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., is designed to give parents a record of their children's fingerprints in case they are ever abducted, said John Theiss, a spokesman for Wright (R-Simi Valley). Police do not keep copies of the prints, a police spokeswoman said.
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May 13, 2004 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
For the third time in less than a week, a teenage girl has admitted lying to the Simi Valley Police Department about being abducted from city streets and sexually attacked. Police said a 17-year-old Royal High School student was arrested on suspicion of filing a false report and issued a citation to appear at the county Probation Department. She was released to her parents.
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March 27, 2004 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
A 56-year-old UCLA professor faces time in Ventura County Jail after admitting he used the Internet to send pornographic images to a 13-year-old Simi Valley girl and made sexual advances, authorities said Friday. Andrew Roy Dyck, a classics teacher and author of several books, turned himself in to police in October and pleaded guilty Thursday to two felony counts of sending harmful information over the Internet and using e-mail and the telephone in an attempt to seduce a minor.
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January 31, 2004 | Daryl Kelley, Times Staff Writer
Crime in the safest large city in America surged last year as a potent combination of trends caught up with Simi Valley, a sun-baked suburb on the western edge of Los Angeles. The number of crimes reported increased for the fourth straight year in the affluent Ventura County community, according to a new police report.
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January 31, 2003 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Mark Layhew, a 27-year veteran of the Simi Valley Police Department, was sworn in Thursday as the city's new police chief, pledging to keep a lid on gang activity and to uphold the community's reputation as one of the safest cities in the country. Layhew, 50, replaces Randy Adams, who leaves to become Glendale's police chief.
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July 29, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
The Simi Valley Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy, which seeks to increase the public's understanding of police operations. Law enforcement experts teach the 13-week course, covering topics such as narcotics, major crimes, patrol, traffic and SWAT. Students also participate in ride-along patrols with officers. The classes will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. every Thursday, beginning Aug. 22. A graduation ceremony will be held Nov.
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May 21, 2001
A lawman with more than 30 years' experience who volunteers on several professional committees has been named Simi Valley Police Department Officer of the Year. Police Sgt. Fred James started his career as a Ventura County sheriff's deputy in 1969 and joined the Simi Valley Police Department two years later. He has served as a training and patrol officer as well as a detective. James, who now supervises the narcotics unit, was a charter member of the Simi Valley Police Officers Assn.
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July 31, 1998 | COLL METCALFE
The Simi Valley Police Department is accepting applications for its next Community Emergency Response Team training course. The first five three-hour classes will be held at the Police Department at 3200 Cochran St. on Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 9 and continuing to Oct. 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. The final class, on Saturday, Oct. 17, will be at the Ventura County Regional Fire Training Center near Los Posas and Pleasant Valley roads in Camarillo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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August 17, 1991 | PAM MILLER
Assemblywoman Cathie Wright, in conjunction with the Simi Valley Police Department, will help parents fingerprint their children today at the Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. The program, to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., is designed to give parents a record of their children's fingerprints in case they are ever abducted, said John Theiss, a spokesman for Wright (R-Simi Valley). Police do not keep copies of the prints, a police spokeswoman said.
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February 22, 2001 | TIMOTHY HUGHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three men suspected of shooting a man outside a Simi Valley home Tuesday during a carjacking attempt began following him immediately after he had closed his Compton pawn shop earlier that evening, authorities said Wednesday. David Makiri, 65, of Simi Valley was treated at Simi Valley Hospital and then transferred to another facility, a hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday.
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