KVTA Weekend News Briefs

Sunday September 24, 2023

     Ventura police arrested a man for allegedly exposing himself and committing a lewd act at the Ventura Transit Center on Telegraph Road at the north end of the Pacific View Mall.

     It was reported shortly after 3 PM Sunday afternoon.

     Police received a call from a witness who said the 32-year-old Santa Barbara man was standing near the restrooms when he committed the lewd acts with a child in the area.

     When officers arrived they found the man smoking an illegal substance from a pipe and he was arrested and booked into the Ventura County Jail for Indecent Exposure and several drug charges.




     Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives continue their search for the six members of what was described as an organized retail theft crew that hit the Gucci’s store in the Camarillo Premium Outlets Friday night.

     One woman and five men, described by police only as black and between 20-30 years of age, went into the store and started grabbing high end Gucci and other premium designer handbags, wallets, and purses.

     They then quickly left the store, got into a white Mercedes and a black Tesla, and fled.

     A ground and air search failed to find them.

     The sheriff’s department gave an initial estimate of the loss at more than $70,000 but Sunday they said they were still working with the store to get an accurate figure.




     A motorcyclist suffered major injuries in a crash on the 101 at the top of the Conejo Grade Saturday.

     It happened around 1 PM.

     According to the CHP the motorcyclist was southbound on the 101 north of Wendy Drive when the motorcycle rear-ended another vehicle.

     That led to other vehicles being involved.

     The motorcyclist was transported to Los Robles Medical Center with major injuries.

     The current condition is unknown.

     The incident created a back up in that area that lasted for more than an hour.




     Ventura police say they’ve arrested a 21-year-old Ventura woman for allegedly being drunk, getting involved in a fight outside a bar, and then using her car to run down two other women.

     This happened early Saturday morning in the 6500 block of Telephone Road.

     One of the victims was found on the hood of the suspect’s vehicle, the other had an injured arm.

     The suspect was booked into the Ventura County Jail for Felony DUI Causing Injury and Felony Assault With A Deadly Weapon.

     Her bail was set at $80,000.




     A Simi Valley man has been arrested for shooting up his and his neighbor’s home over the weekend.

     Police say they found the man hiding in some bushes outside of his neighbor’s home armed with a gun.

     No one was hurt in the incident but officers found bullet holes in both the suspect’s and his neighbor’s homes as well as his neighbor’s car.

     Police say the suspect was drunk and mistakenly believed there were intruders in his house.

     The 63-year-old Simi Valley man was arrested and booked into the Ventura County Jail Sunday for Negligent Discharge of a Firearm with Gross Negligence with bail set at $50,000.