KVTA News Briefs

Friday July 12, 2024

      Major Crimes detectives in Thousand Oaks are investigating what appears to have been a murder-suicide.

     It happened Friday morning shortly after 6:30 AM at a home in the 100 block of Jerome Avenue in Newbury Park.

     Detectives say a 33-year-old man from Thousand Oaks entered the home and shot a 30-year-old man.

     The suspect then fatally shot himself.

     The victim was taken to Los Robles Medical Center where he died.

     The Ventura County Sheriff's Office says both men knew each other and this was an isolated incident.




     Ventura County authorities say they captured a "porch pirate" this past week.

     They say that 35-year-old Juan Landeros of Oxnard was caught on a Ring camera stealing a package off the front porch of home in the 100 block of Cartagena Street in Camarillo on the late morning of July 9th.

     Detectives tracked him down and arrested him the same day and Thursday he appeared in court an pleaded no contest to Mail Theft and Petty Theft, both misdemeanors.

     The judge then found him guilty and sentenced him to 6 days in jail followed by 12 months of what's known as conditional release.




     An organization representing law enforcement agencies in Ventura County has released their policy regarding how they will deal with the homeless in light of the Supreme Court ruling on homelessness.

     That ruling in the Grant's Pass Oregon case, said that cities and counties can cite or even arrest people who are living on the street whether or not housing is available for them.

     Ventura County law enforcement officials say they do not plan to get tough with the homeless unless there is no other option.

     Instead, they say the plan is to use all means possible to get that homeless person both housing and help with health, psychological, or substance abuse problems with the goal of getting them off the street and on the road to recovery.

     The policy says that local law enforcement does not plan to criminalize homelessness unless the person has committed a criminal act that must be addressed.