Updated--The authorities have identified the pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle in Moorpark Tuesday evening.
They say that around 5:30 PM, 52-year-old Manuel Jimenez of Moorpark was walking northbound on the west side of Moorpark Avenue through the unmarked crosswalk at the driveway for the Moorpark Town Center.
The driver of a pickup truck, a 51-year-old Moorpark man, was northbound on Moorpark Avenue and made a left turn into that driveway..
The pickup hit Jimenez and he was knocked backwards to the ground and sustained life threatening injuries.
The pickup driver immediate stopped and called 9-1-1.
Emergency personnel responded and Jimenez was rushed to Los Robles Medical Center where he died early Wednesday morning from injuries sustained in the collision.
Traffic investigators say alcohol or drugs do NOT appear to be a factor in this incident but it remains under investigation.
Anyone who may have been in the area and/or witnessed this traffic collision is asked to contact Deputy William Schneekloth (805) 299-1507 at the Moorpark Police Station, 610 Spring Road, Moorpark CA. 93021.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Tuesday that her office will join the Ventura County District Attorney's Office in prosecuting those accused of causing the explosion and toxic fire at the Santa Clara Waste Water facility near Santa Paula a year ago.
Nine individuals and two corporations are being prosecuted for violating several environmental and hazardous waste laws.
Two of this individuals recently pleaded guilty to some of the charges.
The incident serious injured two employees and several firefighters who respond to the scene during the early morning hours of November 18, 2014.
Dozens of other people showed up at local hospitals suffering from what they said were the ill effects of the toxic incident.
Those accused of causing the incident are also accused of a cover-up.
The A-G and D-A will be involved in a joint prosecution that will involved all aspects of the criminal prosecution and continuing investigation.
A recent raid of the facility allegedly revealed toxic chemicals still being store there.
(Photo by Alex Wilson, KVTA News)
UPDATED---Oxnard police say the parolee who they thought had barricaded himself a mobile home Tuesday had escaped but later turned himself in to the authorities.
Oxnard police spokesman Miguel Lopez told KVTA News from the scene that around 9:40 AM Tuesday officers arrived at the mobile home in the 100 block of Fontana, inside the Oxnard Pacific Mobile Estates on Dodge Road south of Pleasant Valley Road and PCH.
They were there to serve a felony search warrant on 23-year-old Armando Arias of Oxnard who was believed to be living there with other family members.
Lopez says Arias's mother answered the door and confirmed for officers that the subject was home, but when they went in, they did not find him.
They did find a firearm in a bedroom and based on what the man's mother told the, they believed the man might be hiding in a crawl space under the mobile home.
At that point they evacuated the house, set up a perimeter and began trying to make verbal contact with the man, to no avail.
They brought in an armored vehicle, the SWAT team, a K-9, a robot camera and other personnel and equipment.
At one point in the early afternoon, they deployed a chemical agent in the home and they believe that inadvertently started the mobile home on fire.
The fire department was already staging nearby and they were brought in to put the fire out.
By 3 PM, the fire was out and officers and a K-9 searched the mobile home, literally from top to bottom, and did not find the man.
They say that Arias had managed to escape but later turned himself in to deputies at the Camarillo Police Department..
(Photo courtesy VPD)
Ventura police say they've arrested a man for having sex with an underaged female.
They say that on November 18th police received a report of a man who had unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.
A patrol officer was sent to talk with the female who said that 24-year-old Jonathan Burton of Ventura had allegedly used a social networking website to contact her and lure her into a sexual relationship.
She also told police that Burton had allegedly sent lewd photos to her and asked her to send lewd photos to him.
Detectives launched an investigation and Monday Burton was taken into custody in the area of Cedar Street and Shoshone Street.
Later they served a search warrant at his residence on Magnolia Street just outside of the city.
Detectives say they located further information that indicated there may be other alleged underaged victims.
Burton was booked into the Ventura County Jail on several sex charges relating to minors and also possession of child pornography.
The investigation into this crime is ongoing and the Ventura Police Department is seeking to identify other potential victims in this case.
Anyone who believes they have been victimized by Jonathan Raymond Burton should contact Det. Edwards of the Ventura Police Department at (805) 339-4328.
Updated--Oxnard police say a motorcyclist was killed early Tuesday morning.
They say it happened around 12:24 AM at Trinity Place at San Benito Street in southeast Oxnard.
Police say the motorcyclist, 41-year-old Claudia Sanchez of Oxnard, died at the scene.
Police say that Sanchez was riding her burgundy 1997 Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound on Trinity Place approaching the "T" intersection with San Benito Street at a high rate of speed when for some unknown reason she failed to stop.
They say she traveled through the intersection and collided with the curb on the south side of San Benito.
Sanchez, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected from her motorcycle and collided with the embankment and the wall that is the back of the strip mall that's on the 2100 block of Channel Islands Boulevard.
No other vehicles or individuals were involved in the crash.
Police say they're not sure if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.
The investigation into the fatal crash continues and no other information was available.
(Photo courtesy Ventura City Fire)
A warming fire in a homeless camp is being blamed for a small brushfire Monday night in the Ventura River.
The 75 foot by 100 foot fire was reported around 9:25 PM in the river bottom next to the Ventura County Fairgrounds.
Firefighters had it knocked down in about two hours.
No one was injured and no structures were threatened.
A Ventura County jury Monday found an Oxnard woman guilty of the death of her newborn baby boy that she abandoned in agricultural field west of Camarillo more than three years ago.
The panel convicted 23-year-old Rosalba Moran of first-degree murder.
She faces 25-years-to-life in prison.
The jury started their deliberations Friday afternoon and returned the guilty verdict Monday morning.
Prosecutors say in May of 2012, Moran gave birth to full term living baby boy in the agricultural field near where she was working in the 3200 block of Central Avenue.
She left the baby in the field where it was found dead three days later.
Using DNA from the baby and getting DNA samples from the field workers who were working nearby that day, they identified one of them as being a close relative of Moran.
Between that and dozens of interviews, investigators identified Moran as the mother and she was arrested initially for having false documents.
Once all the evidence was in, Moran was charged with her baby's death.
She gave investigators several conflicting stories about what happened and why.
Moran testified in her own defense at trial and said she abandoned the baby because of fear she would be thrown out of her family's home in Oxnard.
She remains in jail on no bail and an INS hold.
Updated--Deputies in Camarillo are seeking public help in identifying the man who they say stole seven vinyl advertising banners for a real estate business from Pleasant Valley Fields in Camarillo during October and November.
They say the victim got permission from Pleasant Valley Parks and Recreation to place the signs at various locations throughout the park.
Deputies say within days of the banners being placed in the park, the suspect took them down.
Each sign is worth $100.
They say the suspect's image was captured on surveillance video and deputies have released photos from that video so that the public can help them identify the thief.
Anyone with information is requested to contact Detective John Burt with the Camarillo Police Department Investigations Unit at (805) 388-5149.
(Photo by Alex Wilson, KVTA News)
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department says the search for the fisherman who went missing when his boat capsized Friday night has been called off with no plans to resume it.
The dive team spent a second day Sunday searching the ocean waters around the north entrance to Ventura Harbor and Marina Park and they found nothing.
In addition to the divers, they deployed a remote operated vehicle (ROV) with sonar, but came up empty.
They do not plan to return Monday and the search has been suspended indefinitely.
The incident happened Friday night when two men in their 60's were lobster fishing beyond the surf line near the rock jetty at the end of Greenock Lane and Marina Park.
Their 15-foot skiff was capsized by a five foot wave and both men, who were fully clothed, were tossed into the ocean.
One of them managed to swim ashore, but the other went missing.
A massive sea and air search was conducted Friday night by several local, state, and federal agencies.
It was scaled back when rescue swimmers were pulled out of the water following an encounter with a six foot long juvenile great white shark.
The dive team then spent Saturday and Sunday searching but found nothing.
Ventura police say they arrested a man for allegedly trying to rob a woman in the downtown area.
They say it happened shortly after 2 AM Sunday morning on Chestnut Street north of Santa Clara Street.
Police say the 52-year-old Ventura woman was standing on the sidewalk when the suspect grabbed her mountain bike and tried to take it away from her.
The woman refused to let go of her bike and screamed as she was being dragged along the ground.
The woman continued to hold onto her bike until the suspect finally let go and fled southbound on Chestnut to Santa Clara.
Officers responded to the scene and they say they found the suspect nearby.
Police say that they arrested 31-year-old Jason Miller of Ventura for attempted robbery and also drug possession.
Ventura police say that a man was injured during an armed robbery Saturday night.
They say the 52-year-old victim had just purchased some items from the Rite Aid store at 131 W. Main Street around 10 PM when he was confronted by the suspect near the front of the store.
The suspect demanded money but the victim refused.
Police say the suspect then pulled out a knife and started slashing at the victim, cutting his abdomen several times.
The victim then handed over some cash and the alcohol he had just bought at the store and the suspect ran westbound towards Olive Street.
The victim was taken to VCMC and treated for non-life threatening wounds.
The Ventura Police Department is investigating what they say is a possible shooting incident that happened Saturday around Noon.
Police say that around 2:40 PM Saturday they received a call from a citizen who reported witnessing a shooting that happened around Noon Saturday in the area of Telephone and Wells roads.
The citizen told police they were riding within a group of motorcyclists on Wells Road when two unrelated motorists got into what appeared to be a "road rage" incident on Wells near Darling Road.
The citizen said that's when one of the drivers shot at the other vehicle.
The citizen said the bullet shattered the back window of the victim vehicle and the shooter then fled the scene.
The victim vehicle was described as a blue Nissan compact 4-door sedan and was last seen heading eastbound on Wells towards Aster Street in Saticoy.
The suspect vehicle was described as a black, newer model, Nissan Titan with paper plates.
It was last seen heading westbound on Telephone Road.
Police say right now they have no victim, no suspect and no evidence of a crime scene.
They say this does NOT appear to be related to any earlier incidents.
Police are asking anyone with information that could help them to call VPD at (805) 339-4416.
The Ventura County Sheriff's dive team spent all day Saturday looking for the fisherman missing since Friday night when his boat capsized just north of Ventura Harbor.
Eight divers with help from the Ventura Harbor Patrol spent the day scouring the ocean from where the man was last seen and then southward towards the harbor entrance.
At 4 PM they halted the search for the night but will resume Sunday morning at 6 AM.
The incident happened Friday night as the Ventura County man and another man, both in their 60's, were lobster fishing from a 15-foot skiff just outside the surf line and near the rock jetty at the end of Greenock Lane near Marina Park.
Their boat was struck by a five foot wave and it capsized, sending both men into the water.
One man managed to make it to shore, but the other did not.
Several local, state and federal agencies conducted an extensive sea and air search for the missing man Friday night.
It had to be scaled back when rescue swimmers encountered a six foot long juvenile great white shark.
(Photo courtesy Ventura County Aviation Unit)
Updated--A Camarillo man has died from injuries he sustained when his vehicle and an Amtrak train collided near Camarillo Saturday morning.
It was reported around 10:40 AM where the tracks cross Las Posas Road near 5th Street.
The man, identified as 23-year-old Brian Kuczynski of Camarillo, was critically injured and trapped in the vehicle until firefighters rescued him.
There were no other people in the vehicle.
Air Squad 9 was dispatched to transport the patient to the hospital once he was extricated from the vehicle.
But Kuczynski died later at the hospital.
The Amtrak train was stopped in the area for several hours after the crash.
There were no injuries on the train.
Las Posas Road was closed in the area for a couple of hours after the crash.
Ventura police say they arrested a man who allegedly fired a round from a shotgun at a neighbor's house.
No one was injured in the incident that was reported shortly after midnight Saturday morning.
Police say when they arrived on scene in the 1200 block of Bryce Way they found the suspect, 40-year-old Arnold Acevedo of Ventura, down on the ground in his carport, extremely intoxicated.
They say Acevedo was wearing a bullet proof vest and was in possession of several firearms and several rounds of ammunition.
Police say they learned that Acevedo had fired one round from a shotgun at a nearby occupied house.
Officers searched the residence to make sure that no one was injured.
They say that Acevedo was arrested for shooting at an inhabited dwelling and was booked into the Ventura County Jail.