KVTA News Updates

Monday September 19, 2022

     This is Child Passenger Safety Week and law enforcement agencies throughout Ventura County are reminding parents and caregivers about the importance of child safety seats.

     They say it’s not only important to have the proper seat for the child’s age and size but also to make sure it is installed properly.

     California law requires all children under 2 years old to ride in rear-facing car seat unless the child is 40 or more pounds or is 40 or more inches tall.

     Parents are encouraged to keep your child in a rear-and-forward facing seat as long as possible.

     Children 8 and older who are at least 4 feet 9 inches tall may ride in the back seat of a vehicle in a properly fitted safety belt.

     If you have any questions about this, or if you need help in learning how to properly install and use the child safety seat, contact the CHP office in your area.

     They will be glad to help you.





     Ventura police arrested a residential burglary suspect with the help of the resident early Monday morning.

     They say that around 5 AM, the resident in the 2000 block of Ayala Street woke up to noises coming from downstairs and went to investigate.

     The resident discovered a woman had entered the home through an unlocked front door, had taken the keys to the resident’s car, and was trying to steal it.

     The resident confronted her and she fled on foot.

     The resident followed her while also calling 9-1-1.

     Officers arrived and took the 32-year-old woman into custody for residential burglary, attempted vehicle theft, and drug possession.




     The Coast Guard rescued a 66-year-old man Monday morning who was missing from a dive boat off the Channel Islands.

     They had received a call from the fishing vessel Otravez reporting a man had gone missing form the vessel while it was conducting dive operations.

     The Coast Guard dispatched a rescue helicopter and small boat from its base at Channel Islands Harbor.

     They also redirected Coast Guard Cutter Halibut to help with the search.

     The copter located the man in the water and directed the small boat and fishing vessel to his location where he was safely recovered and said to be in stable condition.