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July 19, 1990 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A recent brutality lawsuit by a Westlake woman against a Ventura County sheriff's sergeant represents the third time since late 1986 that the officer has been accused of battering a citizen during a dispute, county documents show. Sgt. Robert K.
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November 6, 2012 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
Parishioners at Mission San Buenaventura were stunned by their pastor's announcement at Sunday Mass: Someone had stolen relics from the 230-year-old mission, including two bone fragments from California mission pioneer Junipero Serra and two from St. Bonaventure, the mission's patron saint. In all, nine items were missing, most of them scooped out of a shadow box mounted on the wall of the church's baptistery, a room set apart for baptisms and, at San Buenaventura, normally entered just twice a month.
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July 5, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Authorities Friday arrested a Ventura man wanted in connection with the shooting of his wife last month. Joseph John Olivarez, 35, had been hiding in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties since the June 20 shooting, in which Michelle Olivarez, 33, was seriously wounded, authorities said. Shortly after 1 a.m. Friday, investigators surrounded a house in Port Hueneme where they believed Joseph Olivarez was hiding.
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September 11, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
A third suspect has been arrested in the drug-related death of a Newbury Park teenager, Ventura County sheriff's officials said Friday. Jonathan Martinez, 19, of Camarillo was arrested Wednesday and booked into Ventura County Jail. His bail was set at $50,000. Authorities say Martinez furnished Victoria "Tia" Nugent, 17, with hallucinogenic mushrooms. The girl was later fatally struck by a vehicle as she wandered a freeway naked about 3 a.m. Aug. 15, according to police reports.
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December 10, 1986
A 33-year-old woman was in Ventura County Jail charged with murder in the Nov. 4 death of her 2-year-old foster son. Julie Maslin reportedly told sheriff's deputies that Christopher Greer was killed when she opened a cabinet and several items fell out, striking him on the head. Ventura Sheriff's Lt. Larry Weimer said an autopsy showed the child died of a ruptured intestine caused by blunt-force trauma.
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July 9, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A 34-year-old Ventura man was arrested after hospital employees were held captive during a drug-induced episode, police said Monday. Andrew Meyer was booked at Ventura County Jail on suspicion of false imprisonment and parole violations. Meyer ran into the Ventura County Medical Center emergency room Sunday night and barricaded himself in an office with a doctor and nurse, police said. He surrendered when police arrived.
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December 17, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Two men were arrested Monday morning on suspicion of prying open vending machines at a Ventura middle school and pocketing the cash. Brent Coultrup, 19, of Palmdale and Loren Allison, 18, of Ventura were booked into Ventura County Jail on suspicion of commercial burglary. A police officer conducting a search of Balboa Middle School about 5 a.m. Monday said he saw two men using a crowbar to pry open a vending machine.
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December 30, 1995
April 1 "It's up to me. My goal is try to get my classes going and start it all over again. And if I become All-American, I'll have a story to tell." --Leodes Van Buren, former Newbury Park star and the state's all-time leading receiver who after serving two-thirds of a six-month sentence on a weapons charge was released from Ventura County Jail.
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April 27, 1985
A veteran Los Angeles police officer has been arrested and turned over to Ventura County sheriff's detectives on suspicion of molesting a Camarillo girl, police said Friday. Stanley E. Parker, 39, a 17-year veteran assigned to the West Valley Division community services section, was arrested at the Reseda station Thursday, police spokesman Cmdr. William Booth said. Lt.
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February 14, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
VENTURA A 38-year-old Ventura County Jail inmate who had been on life-support systems after hanging himself in his cell this week has died, authorities said Friday. Manuel Roa of Oxnard was pronounced dead at 11:25 p.m. Thursday at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, the county medical examiner's office said. The cause of death was asphyxia by hanging. Roa, who left a suicide note behind, was not considered a suicide risk when he was booked into the jail Sunday.
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August 10, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Ventura County Jail inmate who escaped from a work assignment in Camarillo last week was apprehended during a traffic stop in Arizona, authorities said Monday. David Wayne Echols, 20, was a passenger in a car that was pulled over by police in El Mirage near Phoenix on Friday after the driver had thrown a cigarette out the window, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.
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June 17, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
A man whose murder conviction was overturned by a federal appeals court will be retried in the 1995 killing of a 30-year-old Oxnard woman, a prosecutor said this week. In March, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the conviction of Frederick Lee Jackson, finding that he had not been advised of his Miranda rights. Jackson, 35, remains imprisoned at Centinela State Prison in Imperial on a related rape conviction.
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February 14, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
VENTURA A 38-year-old Ventura County Jail inmate who had been on life-support systems after hanging himself in his cell this week has died, authorities said Friday. Manuel Roa of Oxnard was pronounced dead at 11:25 p.m. Thursday at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, the county medical examiner's office said. The cause of death was asphyxia by hanging. Roa, who left a suicide note behind, was not considered a suicide risk when he was booked into the jail Sunday.
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September 19, 2003 | Tracy Wilson, Times Staff Writer
A Ventura man accused of strangling an acquaintance at her apartment a decade ago pleaded not guilty Thursday to a single count of murder. Warren Patrick Mackey, 39, was arrested last month on suspicion of killing Norma Rodriguez, 32, in the living room of her Port Hueneme duplex. Mackey had been arrested Aug. 27 after a lengthy investigation by police and district attorney's investigators.
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August 28, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Ventura woman has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from an antiwar demonstration at the Thousand Oaks office of Rep. Elton Gallegly earlier this year. Lucille Duffy, 57, pleaded guilty Tuesday to interfering with a business and disturbing the peace. She was ordered to serve 10 days in the Ventura County Jail and three years' probation, said Senior Deputy Dist. Atty. Scott Hendrickson.
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July 5, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Authorities Friday arrested a Ventura man wanted in connection with the shooting of his wife last month. Joseph John Olivarez, 35, had been hiding in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties since the June 20 shooting, in which Michelle Olivarez, 33, was seriously wounded, authorities said. Shortly after 1 a.m. Friday, investigators surrounded a house in Port Hueneme where they believed Joseph Olivarez was hiding.
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June 8, 1990 | GARY GORMAN
A man was shot and seriously wounded, and his stepfather was arrested at the home they share in south Oxnard. Police said Harold C. Heupel, 56, was being held at the Ventura County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder in the shooting Wednesday of his stepson, Gene Kight, 33. Bail was set at $250,000. Detective Bob Stofey said the two men had been drinking in their home in the 2100 block of Curran Street when they began arguing. Kight was shot several times in the torso.
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May 26, 2003 | Sandra Murillo, Times Staff Writer
Housing for Ventura County's mentally ill continues to dwindle and the jails have become their largest single provider of shelter, according to a new grand jury report. The report, issued last week, says about 12,000 adults ages 18 to 64 with severe and persistent mental illness live in the county. Most are indigent or low-income and many are homeless, it said.
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April 12, 2003 | Daryl Kelley, Times Staff Writer
Sheriff Bob Brooks announced Friday that he plans to begin closing two Ventura County jails by the end of April, decisions he declared foolish in the long run but necessary to cover a proposed $10-million budget gap. The Sheriff's Department would save $4.6 million by closing the women's honor farm near Ojai and $800,000 by shuttering the East County Jail in Thousand Oaks. Elimination of the sheriff's popular anti-gang unit is also being considered, Brooks said.
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