Media Releases

Ventura – Inmate Death

Deputies at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility discovered an inmate unresponsive in his cell.  Medical aid was rendered but ultimately he was pronounced deceased.  The cause of death is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau. 


Moorpark – Narcotics Arrests

On May 13, 2020, detectives with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Street Team concluded a narcotics sales investigation into Juana Gonzalez of Los Angeles and Pablo De Leon from Gardena for narcotics sales to residents of Ventura County.


Ventura – Suspect Arrested for Domestic Violence, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession of Narcotics

An Oxnard man, Alex Castro, ran from deputies when they attempted to arrest him for battering a woman he was in a domestic relationship with.  Ultimately, Castro was located on the roof of the residence and taken into custody.  During a subsequent search by deputies in the area where Castro was hiding, they found 19 grams of methamphetamine and a fully loaded AR-15 rifle.