Animal Services

KVTA News Tuesday Briefs

Tuesday May 23, 2023

     Ventura County Animal Services is making an urgent plea for people to adopt one of their dogs in order to ease overcrowding.

     They say their kennels are at 117 percent of capacity.

     As an incentive to those thinking about adopting a dog they are holding a FEE-WAIVED promotion through Sunday, May 28th.

    That includes both their Camarillo and Simi Valley shelters.

    They are also looking for Foster Families who can care for shelter dogs on a temporary basis until the overcrowding crisis is over.

    For more information...

View Shelter Dogs:  www.vcas.us/dogs

Foster Care Program:  www.vcas.us/foster

Adoption Process: www.vcas.us/adopt



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     Governor Newsom has appointed Elizabeth Chess of Ventura to the Ventura County Fair Board.

      She has been a freelance journalist for more than 40 years and most recently also Director of Development for the Museum of Ventura County from 2016 to 2018.

     Chess was also Editor and Publisher for The Broadcaster and Central Coast Farm and Ranch magazines, Farm Bureau of Ventura County from 1988 to 2013.

     She was also Interim Executive Director for Rubican Theater Company from 2002 to 2003 and Executive Director of New West Symphony from 1997 to 2002.

     Chess is a graduate of USC.



PCH Sycamore Work

PCH SycamoreMap

    Pacific Coast Highway from south of Las Posas Road to Sycamore Canyon Road along Ventura County's south coast will be limited to a single lane shared by northbound and southbound traffic in the night and overnight hours for the next couple of nights.

    The alternating traffic control starts at 7 PM to 6 AM.

    Expect delays during that time.

    This is being done for Caltrans work including lane striping.



Felon Firearm Arrest

     Ventura County sheriff's deputies have arrested a 31-year-old Fillmore man in Oxnard for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and drug charges.

      It happened during search at a residence in the 1000 block of North "H" Street Friday as part of check on people who are under Post Release Supervision.

      Eric Martinez pleaded not guilty to several felony and misdemeanor charges regarding weapons violations and child endangerment and is back in court next month.



Assault Rifle Arrest

     Ventura County sheriff's deputies arrested an 18-year-old Oxnard teen who is on juvenile probation for being in possession of what they described as an assault rifle.

     He was arrested and formally charged with being in possession of a loaded, unregistered, firearm, criminal storage of that firearm where children had access to it and other felony and misdemeanor charges.

     Salvador Aguilar of Oxnard pleaded not guilty.

     He faces a juvenile court hearing Wednesday and will be in court next month regarding the current case.



     Simi Valley police responded to a local female juvenile group home Tuesday night to a report of a disturbance.

      As officers were en route, their dispatch received an update that said three female juveniles had broken a window to the office, taken keys to one of their vehicles, and locked a staff member in the office.

      The responding officers spotted the black mini-van owned by the group home with the three female juveniles inside traveling in the area of Erringer Road and Royal Avenue.

     The officers tried to make a traffic stop on the vehicle but it failed to yield so they continued to follow it but decided for safety reasons not to pursue it and ultimately stopped following it.

      Just about that time, the vehicle ran a stop sign at Tapo Canyon Road and collided with another vehicle that was not involved in the incident causing minor injuries to that driver.

      The van with the juveniles from the group home kept going into a business complex in the 1800 block of Tapo Canyon and the three female juveniles fled on foot.

      Officers ultimately caught the girl who was driving the van and she was taken into custody and lodged into juvenile hall for vehicle theft and conspiracy.