KVTA Weekend News Briefs

Sunday November 05, 2023

     One person is dead in a solo vehicle traffic collision in Oxnard early Sunday morning.

     Police say around 2:20 AM Moises Aguilar Junior of Oxnard was driving a white BMW southbound on Oxnard Boulevard at a high rate of speed when he crashed into a palm tree near Second Street.

     Aguilar was rushed to VCMC where he died.

     Police believe that Aguilar had at least one or more passengers in the vehicle that fled before emergency personnel arrived.

     The crash remains under investigation and anyone with information that might help in that investigation is asked to call Traffic Investigator Alexis Arellano at (805) 200-5668 or via email at alexis.arellano@oxnardpd.org




     Updated--The Ventura County Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau is looking for suspects and a motive for a stabbing incident in Thousand Oaks that wounded three male juveniles.

     It happened around 8:49 PM Saturday night in the 800 block of Saint Charles Drive.

     Detectives say there was a fight in the pool area of the apartment complex.

     Three male victims from Thousand Oaks, ages 14, 16, and 17 were taken to the hospital with stab wounds ranging from moderate to severe and are expected to recover.

     Witnesses told deputies there were five to six male suspects that fled before emergency personnel arrived and as of Sunday afternoon were still at large.

     Detectives are looking into whether this was gang-related violence but nothing has been confirmed yet.

     Major Crimes detectives were at the scene, which is an area of apartments, until 2:30 Sunday morning.

     The investigation is ongoing.

      Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Czyrklis (805) 947-8305 or Detective Price (805) 947-8281.  Callers may remain anonymous.  




     A Thousand Oaks man has pleaded guilty in connection with a violent theft from an elderly woman in Ventura.

     31-year-old Joshua Morales had been charged with Second Degree Robbery in connection with the incident on October 18th that happened across from the Ventura County Government Center in Ventura.

     But prosecutors allowed him to plead guilty to Theft From An Elder instead.

     Morales, who had been released from jail the night before because the DA did not file charges in another case, forcefully removed the woman’s purse and then shoved her to the ground claiming he had a gun.

     Officers responded and chased Morales through several yards to the 1300 block of Saratoga Avenue where he was caught.

     Last week Morales, who has prior convictions for identity theft, petty theft, and drug use, was allowed to plead guilty to a felony of theft from an elder and a misdemeanor of giving false information to an officer just prior to his preliminary hearing being held.

     The Second Degree Robbery charge was dropped.

     He remains in jail with bail set at $285,000 and is scheduled for sentencing on December 6th.



     A documented Oxnard gang member is due in court Monday to face charges that he fired several shots at a parked car with four people inside.

     It happened on June 25th in the 2200 block of Sierra Way

     The victims fled in their vehicle and crashed into a parked car and a fire hydrant several blocks away.

     Fortunately, they were not hurt in either the shooting or crash.

     The Oxnard PD’s gang unit investigated the incident and last week arrested the 18-year-old suspect.

     He is in the Ventura County Jail on charges of Assault with a Firearm and Shooting at an Occupied Vehicle.

     His bail is set at $1 million.




     Law enforcement in Ventura County was busy last week catching a variety of suspects in three separate theft cases.

     Deputies in Ojai caught two Los Angeles men in their 30’s for stealing catalytic converters in the 100 block of Waite Street in Ojai last Thursday.

     Deputies in Moorpark arrested a 48-year-old Moorpark man for stealing an unlocked parked vehicle in that area of Princeton Avenue and Spring Road last week.

     And in Port Hueneme, police last week arrested three of four suspects in the theft of a vehicle in the 300 block of East Port Hueneme Road.