Media Releases

Woolsey Fire Evacuations/Road Closures: For the latest information use www.vcemergency.com

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has been deploying teams of law enforcement officers from throughout Southern California to assist us with patrols of evacuated neighborhoods. We have experienced some looting activity during the past two days. Southeastern Ventura County is within a declared disaster area. People need to stay out of the area to let public safety crews do their work. People found in areas where they do not belong will be contacted by law enforcement and may be arrested. There [...]

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Memorial Services for Sgt. Ron Helus

Nature of Incident: Memorial Services for Sergeant Ron Helus Location: Thousand Oaks, CA Date & Time: November 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm Narrative: The memorial service for Sergeant Ron Helus will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm. The memorial service will be held at Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village, CA 91362. Immediately following the memorial service, there will be a short procession and graveside service at Pierce Brothers Valley Mortuary and Cemetery located at 5600 Lindero Canyon [...]

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UPDATE: Mandatory Evacuations Lifted for Areas Near Lynn Road, west of Erbes Rd., and near Olsen Rd.

Mandatory evacuations have been lifted for the following areas: The perimeter WITHIN Reino Rd. to Lynn Rd, to Highway 101; The perimeter WITHIN Highway 23, to Thousand Oaks Blvd., to Erbes Rd., to Sunset Hills Blvd.; The perimeter WITHIN Olsen Rd., to Highway 23, and Sunset Hills Blvd. For updated information and the status of remaining mandatory evacuations in Thousand Oaks, visit www.vcemergency.com The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Thousand Oaks Police Department, Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services, and the Ventura County Fire Department, thank [...]

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Mandatory Evacs. Lifted – Camarillo Springs, Cal. State Channel Islands Area, Dos Vientos, Vallecito Mobile Home Park

Mandatory evacuations have been lifted for the following areas: Camarillo Springs Cal. State Channel Islands area Dos Vientos (Newbury Park) Vallecito Mobile Home Park (Newbury Park) For updated information and the status of remaining mandatory evacuations in Thousand Oaks, visit www.vcemergency.com The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Camarillo Police Department, Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services, Ventura County Fire Department, and Cal. State Channel Islands Police thank the citizens in our communities for their patience and cooperation.

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For info on the Woolsey Fire, Hill Fire, the Borderline shooting, follow www.vcemergency.com for the latest info

Www.vcemergency.com has the latest information on evacuation areas, road closures, and shelter locations. It is being updated continuously throughout these emergency situations. The Woolsey Fire is a dangerous and fast-moving wildfire that is currently the biggest threat to residents in Ventura County. If directed to evacuate, please leave the area quickly.

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Thousand Oaks – Procession for Sgt. Ron Helus – Road closure information

A procession will take place at 10:00 am today for Sgt. Ron Helus. He was shot and killed by a suspect who committed a mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks late last night. Sgt. Helus will be transported via motorcade from Los Robles Hospital to westbound Janss Road. From there, the motorcade will travel southbound on Lynn Road to US 101 northbound to the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office in the city of Ventura. There will be [...]

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Narcotics/Weapons Arrests

Nature of Incident: Narcotics / Weapons Arrest Report Number: 18-172106 Location: 300 Block of Will Avenue, Oxnard, California Date & Time: 11/02/2018 @ 12:40 PM Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s West County Street Narcotics Unit, Ventura County Sheriff’s Gang Unit (S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, City of Residence, Age (S) Fernando Candido, Oxnard, 42 (S) Emmanuel Candido, Oxnard, 36 (S) Samatha Saldivar, Oxnard, 31 Narrative: On 11/02/2018, Detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s West County Narcotic’s Street Team concluded a month long narcotic investigation into Oxnard resident Fernando Candido, who was [...]

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News Story – School Bus Safety

Nature of Incident: School Bus Safety, Loading and Unloading Children. Location: City of Moorpark Date & Time: November 07, 2018 Unit(s) Responsible: Moorpark Police Department, 610 Spring Rd. Moorpark, Ca. 93021. Narrative: Our school year is well under way and the Moorpark Police Department would like to remind drivers of the importance of paying attention to school buses that are stopped for the purpose of loading and unloading children. Per California Vehicle Code section 22454(a), motorists are required by law to stop for school buses [...]

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TOPD – Driver’s License and DUI Checkpoint

Nature of Incident: Driver’s License/DUI Checkpoint Location: Thousand Oaks, CA Date & Time: November 10, 2018 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department – Traffic Bureau Narrative: Driver’s License/DUI Checkpoint Planned Thousand Oaks, CA – The Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a Driver’s License/DUI Checkpoint on November 10, 2018, at an undisclosed location(s) within the city limits. The deterrent effect of High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols has proven to lower the number [...]

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TOPD – Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations Planned

Nature of Incident: Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations Planned Location: Thousand Oaks, CA Date & Time: November 7, 2018 7:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department – Traffic Bureau Narrative: Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations Planned The Thousand Oaks Police Department will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations on Wednesday November 7, 2018 with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists and pedestrians. Routine traffic patrols will focus efforts in trouble spots while special targeted patrols will also be deployed to crackdown on [...]

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