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City Press Releases

DateTitleDepartment
November, 2014
11/25/14 Attempt Kidnapping Police
11/25/14 VPD to Hold Community Meetings to Discuss Crime in Our Community Police
11/25/14 City of Ventura photo contest winners announced and public invited to reception, Dec. 1 at 5:30 pm PRCP
11/25/14 Apply for “City of Ventura Special Event Permit Fund” grants by December 10 PRCP
11/25/14 Public invited to free workshops on senior “Mileage Reimbursement Program”, Dec. 10 and Jan. 22 PRCP
11/25/14 Stolen Vehicle Pursuit and Arrest Police
11/24/14 Bank Robbery Police
11/21/14 Stolen Vehicle Pursuit Police
11/20/14 City of Ventura Names Dan Paranick as New Assistant City Manager City Manager
11/20/14 DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend Police
11/20/14 Special recognition for heroic citizens who helped save a life, Nov. 20 Fire
11/19/14 Golfing public invited to Olivas Links driving range grand reopening Nov 21 PRCP
11/17/14 Vehicle Tampering / Conspiracy Arrest Police
11/17/14 Attempt Carjacking & Carjacking Police
11/17/14 Robbery Police
11/17/14 Commercial Burglary Police
11/13/14 Community Invited to Attend Santa Clara River Estuary Stakeholder Workshop, Nov. 19 Water
11/13/14 Ventura Police Department Receives Grant For Special Traffic Enforcement And Crash Prevention Police
11/12/14 Structure Fire with injuries to Firefighter Fire
11/12/14 ATM Burglary Police
11/12/14 Theft of Copper Wire Arrest Police
11/12/14 Stabbing Police
11/07/14 Community Crime Alert / Tire Slashes Police
11/06/14 Residential Burglary Arrest Police
11/06/14 UPDATE - Arson Arrest Police
11/05/14 High school students and business partners invited to career EXPO, November 14 PRCP
11/03/14 Sexual Assault Arrest Police
11/03/14 Vehicle Pursuit, Recovered Stolen Vehicle, Felon in Possession of Gun, Hit and Run & Resisting Arrest Police
11/03/14 Train vs. Pedestrian Police
11/03/14 Evading Arrest Police
11/03/14 Public invited to tenth annual Mayor’s Arts Awards on November 5 PRCP
October, 2014
10/30/14 Injury Traffic Accident with Fire and Lines Down Fire
10/30/14 Traffic Accident with Power Outage Police
10/30/14 Residential Burglaries Investigation with Arrest Police
10/30/14 VPD K9 Officer Scott Garrett and his Partner “Eros” Retire from the K9 Unit. Police
10/29/14 Halloween Safety Tips Police
10/29/14 Community Crime Alert – IRS Telephone Scam Police
10/29/14 Possession of Loaded Firearm & Controlled Substance Arrest Police
10/28/14 Arrest - Prohibited Person in Possession of Firearms, Prohibited Person in Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Possession of Drugs for Sales while Possessing a Loaded Firearm Police
10/28/14 Death Investigation Police
10/28/14 Attempt Residential Burglary with Arrest Police
10/27/14 Stolen Vehicle Recovery and Arrest Police
10/27/14 Purse Snatch Police
10/24/14 Terrorist Threats Standoff - Arrest Police
10/24/14 Ocean Rescue – 2 Victims Fire
10/24/14 Water Rescue Fire
10/24/14 Structure Fire Fire
10/22/14 Child Sexual Abuse Arrest Police
10/22/14 Public invited to the “Kellogg Park Launch” celebration October 24 at 5 pm PRCP
10/21/14 Serious Injury Traffic Collision - Vehicle Vs. Pedestrian Police
10/21/14 Vehicle Pursuit Arrest / Stolen Vehicle / DUI / Hit and Run Police
10/16/14 2014 Color Run – Street Closures, No Parking, and Traffic Impacts Police
10/13/14 Commercial Burglary, Recovered Stolen Vehicle Police
10/13/14 “Coffee with the Mayor” Saturday, October 18 at Ventura Community Park City Manager
10/10/14 Technical Rescue - Vehicle into Commercial Structure Fire
10/10/14 UPDATE -- Arrest in Robbery, Assault with a Deadly Weapon Incident Police
10/10/14 Assault with a Deadly Weapon Police
10/09/14 Ventura participates in national program – Lights On Afterschool PRCP
10/09/14 Robbery Police
10/08/14 Sexual Assault Arrest Police
10/08/14 4th Grade Fire Safety Days - 2014 Fire
10/07/14 ArtsVentura.org is the new website for Ventura’s arts and entertainment scene PRCP
10/06/14 Petty Theft Arrest Police
10/06/14 Wanted PROS Offender Arrest Police
10/06/14 Attempted Robbery Police
10/04/14 Structure Fire w/ Injuries Fire
10/02/14 Traffic Accident with Serious Injuries Police
September, 2014
09/29/14 UPDATED WITH RESULTS - DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Police
09/29/14 Residential Burglary / Arrest Police
09/29/14 Fatal Traffic Collision Police
09/26/14 Structure Fire Fire
09/26/14 Vegetation Fire Fire
09/26/14 Assault with a Deadly Weapon - Shooting Police
09/25/14 Robbery, Assault with a Deadly Weapon Police
09/25/14 Warrant Arrest Police
09/25/14 DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend Police
09/24/14 Apply Now for Ventura City Council Advisory Board, Commission and Committee Volunteer Positions City Manager
09/23/14 Ventura Declares Water Shortage Emergency Water
09/22/14 Ventura City Firefighters Raise Funds for Ribbons of Life Fire
09/22/14 Ventura Police Department to Again Participate in National "Take Back" Prescription Drug Day Police
09/15/14 Technical Rescue Fire
09/15/14 Assault with a Deadly Weapon Police
09/15/14 Possession of Stolen Property Arrest Police
09/15/14 Armed Robbery Police
09/15/14 Attempt Sexual Assault Arrest Police
09/15/14 Assault with a deadly weapon arrest / K-9 deployment Police
09/12/14 Fire Threatening Structure Fire
09/12/14 Community Crime Alert – IRS Telephone Scam Police
09/10/14 Water Efficient Practices Encouraged in the city of Ventura Water
09/10/14 Register now for fall Recreation & Arts classes in the city of Ventura PRCP
09/09/14 Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person, Possession of a Firearm while Possessing Drugs for Sale, Possession of Ammunition by a Prohibited Person, Possession for Sales of Heroin and Possession for Sales of Marijuana with Arrest Police
09/08/14 Stabbing Police
09/05/14 Felony Hit and Run Traffic Accident with Serious Injuries Police
09/04/14 Ventura City Fire Department to commemorate 13th anniversary of 9/11 Fire
09/04/14 Traffic Collision - Vehicle Vs. Pedestrian Police
09/04/14 Strong Arm Robbery / Battery Police
09/03/14 Register now for the “Jobs for our Future” summit at Ventura College, Sept. 11 Community Development
09/03/14 Large Special Events with Traffic Impacts Police
09/02/14 Fatal Traffic Collision Police
09/02/14 Water Rescue Resulting From Capsized Vessel Fire
09/02/14 Ventura Police Department Announces Retirement of K9 “Ferro” Police
09/02/14 Strong Arm Robbery Police
09/02/14 Armed Robbery Police
09/02/14 Vandalism Arrest Police
August, 2014
08/29/14 Vehicle Accident / Victims Trapped Fire
08/29/14 False Imprisonment and Conspiracy Police
08/28/14 City of Ventura partners with 550 students from CLU for the school's largest community service project PRCP
08/27/14 UPDATE with Arrest -- Petty Theft Police
08/26/14 Subject Threatening Suicide Police
08/26/14 High Surf Advisory Police
08/25/14 Structure Fire w/ Smoke Inhalation Injuries To Occupant Fire
08/20/14 Petty Theft Police
08/20/14 Nominations for Mayor’s Arts Awards extended to August 28 PRCP
08/19/14 New 4-hour parking restrictions installed along Telegraph Road, adjacent to Ventura College Public Works
08/18/14 Traffic Collision w/ Major Injuries To Bystander Fire
08/18/14 Applications now being accepted for the City of Ventura’s Newly-Formed Charter Review Committee City Manager
08/18/14 Arson Investigations Police
08/18/14 Stalking Arrest Police
08/18/14 Assault with a Deadly Weapon Police
08/18/14 Vehicle Pursuit Arrest / Stolen Vehicle Police
08/14/14 Ventura Council on Aging cancels August meeting PRCP
08/14/14 Register now for Ventura’s Fall Adult Sports Leagues Community Development
08/12/14 Ventura Streetscape Mural Project turns streets into art gallery PRCP
08/11/14 Possession of Stolen Property Arrest Police
08/04/14 Check Presentation - Land Rover Jaguar Ventura Donates $12,000 to Help Purchase Ventura Police Department’s Newest K9 – “Rover”. Police
08/04/14 ***UPDATED****Attempted Murder of a Police Officer, Officer Involved Shooting Police
08/04/14 Residential Burglary, Stolen Vehicle Pursuit with Arrest Police
08/04/14 Attempted Murder of a Police Officer, Officer Involved Shooting Police
08/04/14 Residential Burglary – Hot Prowl Police
08/04/14 Vehicle Pursuit, Possession of Controlled Substance for Sale, Transportation of Controlled Substance and Parole Violation Police
08/03/14 Vehicle Accident Fire
July, 2014
07/30/14 UPDATE – High Risk Incident - Wanted Subject Police
07/30/14 High Risk Incident Police
07/29/14 Technical Rescue - Vehicle Into A Structure Fire
07/29/14 Stabbing Arrest Police
07/28/14 Stolen Vehicle with Arrest Police
07/28/14 Stolen Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property Arrest Police
07/24/14 UPDATE -- Robbery with Arrest Police
07/24/14 2014 Ventura County Fair Traffic Concerns Police
07/24/14 Community Invited to a Drought Informational Meeting, July 30
07/23/14 Traffic Accident – rollover w/ injuries Fire
07/23/14 Ocean Related Fatality Fire
07/23/14 Train vs. Pedestrian Police
07/23/14 UPDATE WITH ARREST - Shooting – Homicide Police
07/22/14 “Coffee with the Mayor” Wednesday, July 23 at Midtown Certified Farmers’ Market City Manager
07/21/14 Residential Burglary with Arrest Police
07/21/14 Fatal Traffic Collision - Vehicle Vs. Pedestrian Police
07/21/14 Suicidal Subject Police
07/20/14 Structure Fire and Assault Fire
07/20/14 Vehicle Entrapment and Extrication Fire
07/17/14 Public invited to free “Senior Forum & BBQ” at Aegis Living on July 22 PRCP
07/17/14 Assault with Deadly Weapon Police
07/16/14 Robbery Arrest Police
07/15/14 Fatal Traffic Collision Police
07/15/14 Suspicious Device Investigation Fire
07/15/14 Traffic Collision - Heavy Rescue Fire
07/14/14 Press release -- VPD to Hold 3rd Annual “Bark Out Loud” Comedy Night Benefiting the Department’s K9 Unit. Police
07/14/14 Robbery Police
07/08/14 Gregory G. Diaz appointed Ventura’s new City Attorney City Manager
07/07/14 City of Ventura’s Public Works Department Receives National Recognition of APWA Accreditation Public Works
07/07/14 Homicide Arrest Police
07/07/14 Assault with a Deadly Weapon Police
07/02/14 Arson / Homicide Investigation Police
07/02/14 Ventura Residents Challenged to Skip Car Washing in July to Save Water Water
07/01/14 July 4th Holiday - Fireworks Safety and Local Laws Fire
07/01/14 Bank Robbery Arrest Police
07/01/14 Assault with a Deadly Weapon Police
June, 2014
06/30/14 UPDATE – DUI Checkpoint Nets 2 Arrests, Multiple Citations - DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned for This Weekend Police
06/30/14 DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned for This Weekend Police
06/30/14 Register by July 3 for Ventura’s Summer Adult Softball Tournament Series PRCP
06/30/14 Robbery Police
06/30/14 Residential Structure Fire with Multiple Casualties and Serious Injuries Fire
06/28/14 Traffic Collision w/ lines down into sheared hydrant Fire
06/25/14 Ventura’s July 4th Street Fair is “Honoring Our Heroes” PRCP
06/24/14 Subject Brandishing a Knife - Arrest Police
06/23/14 Burglary Arrest Police
06/23/14 Possession of Concealed Firearm & Resisting Arrest Police
06/23/14 Vehicle Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Burglary Tools, Reckless Driving Police
06/23/14 Stalking Arrest Police
06/18/14 UPDATE -- Serious Traffic Collision Vehicle vs. Motorcyclist Police
06/18/14 “Coffee with the Mayor” Saturday, June 21 at Downtown Ventura Certified Farmers’ Market City Manager
06/16/14 $1 million grant awarded to the City of Ventura’s Kellogg Park development project PRCP
06/16/14 Stabbing Police
06/16/14 Prowler Arrest Police
06/13/14 Multi Casualty Traffic Collision w/ Heavy Rescue Component Fire
06/12/14 Ventura Police Department to Participate in Annual “Tip-A-Cop” Fundraiser Benefiting Special Olympics of Ventura County Police
06/12/14 Serious Traffic Collision Vehicle vs. Motorcyclist Police
06/11/14 Garage Burglary Arrest Police
06/09/14 Felony DUI Traffic Accident Police
06/09/14 Grand Theft/Possession of Stolen Property/ Felony Battery Arrest Police
06/09/14 Friends of Library “dollar/bag of books” sale at Albertsons in Ventura, June 21 PRCP
06/09/14 Ventura Public Art Conservation Internship opportunities this summer, apply by July 11 PRCP
06/05/14 Serious Injury Traffic Collision - Single Vehicle Police
06/04/14 Theft, Possession of Stolen Property Arrest Police
06/03/14 Vehicle Entrapment and Extrication Fire
06/03/14 Children’s Celebration of the Arts exhibit opens June 6 at Albinger Museum PRCP
06/02/14 Press release: VPD to Participate in Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Benefiting Special Olympics Police
06/02/14 Injury Traffic Collisions Police
May, 2014
05/27/14 Ventura’s Westside Neighborhood Recycling and Collection Event, June 7 PRCP
05/27/14 DUI Checkpoint Nets 3 Arrests Police
05/27/14 Robbery Police
05/27/14 Minor Decoy Operation Police
05/23/14 Multi Unit Structure Fire Fire
05/23/14 Structure Fire Fire
05/23/14 Felon in Possession of Firearm, Gang Enhancement Police
05/22/14 Press release: Homicide Investigation Police
05/21/14 Memorial Day Weekend events for the family at the Ventura Sailing Center, May 24 & 26 PRCP
05/21/14 Press release: Arrest of Parolee – Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Sawed-Off Rifle, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Felon with Violent Prior in Possession of Firearm Police
05/19/14 Vehicle Burglary, Petty Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, Criminal Conspiracy Police
05/19/14 Vandalism with Arrest Police
05/15/14 City of Ventura 2013 Employee and Supervisor of the Year announced Human Resources
05/15/14 Donations Needed for City of Ventura American Flag Program City Manager
05/13/14 Community Crime Alert – Recent Increase in Residential Burglaries – VPD Advises Community Members to Immediately Report Suspicious Activity/Persons Police
05/13/14 “Coffee with the Mayor” on Ventura’s Eastside, Saturday, May 17 City Manager
05/12/14 Animal Attack Police
05/12/14 Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Police
05/12/14 UPDATE – ARREST - Attempted Robbery Police
05/12/14 Attempted Robbery Police
05/12/14 Residential Burglary – Hot Prowl Police
05/07/14 Press Release: Arson Police
05/06/14 Register for City of Ventura Summer Sports Leagues for Adults by June 6 PRCP
05/06/14 Art Tales honors winners at EP Foster Library reception & reading May 14 PRCP
05/05/14 Minor Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation Police
05/05/14 Person prohibited from possessing firearm, identity theft, possession of firearm and controlled substance, possession of loaded firearm in a vehicle, running a “chop shop”, forgery and counterfeit currency investigation and arrest Police
05/05/14 Felony Vandalism, Resisting Arrest Police
April, 2014
04/29/14 Press release: Child Annoyance & Molestation - Arrest Police
04/29/14 UPDATE – FOUND Missing 20 yr. Old Police
04/29/14 Missing 20 yr. Old Police
04/28/14 Structure Fire Fire
04/28/14 Serious Traffic Collision Police
04/28/14 Purse Snatch with Arrest Police
04/28/14 Felony Vandalism with Arrest Police
04/24/14 Traffic Accident with Serious Injuries Police
04/22/14 Recovered Stolen Vehicle and Narcotics Arrest Police
04/22/14 Press Release: VPD to Again Participate in Drug Enforcement Administration’s National “Take-Back” Prescription Drug Program Police
04/22/14 Press release -- UPDATE with ARREST: Assault with a Deadly Weapon Police
04/21/14 Refuse Fire Fire
04/21/14 Illegal Burning of Refuse Fire
04/17/14 Westpark Community Center to receive Altrusa donation, April 22 PRCP
04/16/14 Residential Structure Fire Fire
04/16/14 Press release: Assault with a Deadly Weapon Police
04/15/14 Ventura’s Transportation Division announces additional truck traffic scheduled for three months Public Works
04/14/14 Bank Robbery Police
04/14/14 Apply Now for Ventura City Council Advisory Board, Commission and Committee Volunteer Positions City Manager
04/14/14 “Coffee with the Mayor” on Ventura’s Westside, Saturday, April 19 City Manager
04/14/14 Possession of Burglary Tools Police
04/14/14 Vehicle Pursuit Arrest/ Stolen Vehicle Police
04/11/14 Structure Fire Fire
04/11/14 Press Release: Arrest for Stolen Vehicle -- Residential Burglary -- Possession of Stolen Property -- Leaving the Scene of an Accident Police
04/10/14 City of Ventura hosts free paper shredding event for residents, Saturday, April 19 City Manager
04/10/14 Attempted Stolen Vehicle and Possession of Stolen Property Police
04/08/14 Press release: Arrest -- Possession of a Firearm by Prohibited Person -- Possession of Stolen Property -- Possession of Controlled Substances for Sales Police
04/08/14 Armed Robbery Police
04/07/14 Robbery Police
04/07/14 Vehicle Rollover Fire
04/02/14 Free family fun at Owl Festival, April 13 at Ventura’s historic Olivas Adobe PRCP
04/01/14 Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest now accepting submissions, hosted by Ventura Water and iThentic Water
04/01/14 Hot Prowl Residential Burglary Police
March, 2014
03/31/14 Hot Prowl Residential Burglary Arrest Police
03/31/14 Community Crime Alert - Vehicle Burglaries Police
03/31/14 DUI/CDL Checkpoint with Updated Results Police
03/27/14 DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned for This Weekend Police
03/25/14 City Files Third Lawsuit Challenging Illegal United Water District Charges Water
03/24/14 Single Vehicle Injury Traffic Collision Police
03/20/14 Press Release: Theft and Trespassing with Arrest Police
03/19/14 Residential Burglary with Arrest Police
03/19/14 Dee Dowell Memorial Scholarship -- Applications Now Being Accepted Police
03/18/14 Shoulder Tap Operation Police
03/14/14 Serious Traffic Collision Vehicle vs. Motorcyclist Police
03/14/14 Suspicious Package Police
03/12/14 Vehicle into Structure Fire
03/12/14 Vandalism, Unlawful Entry, and Child Annoyance Arrest Police
03/12/14 Ventura Mayor Cheryl Heitmann invites residents to "Coffee with the Mayor", March 22 at 10am City Manager
03/11/14 Warrant Arrest Police
03/11/14 Multiple Vandalisms with Arrest Police
03/11/14 Robbery Police
03/10/14 Register by March 14 for Adult Softball Tournament Series PRCP
03/10/14 High school students looking for jobs and volunteer opportunities are invited to Expo at Ventura City Hall, March 21 PRCP
03/10/14 Robbery with Arrest Police
03/10/14 Injury Traffic Collision Police
03/06/14 Free training offered for event organizers in Ventura PRCP
03/04/14 Minor Decoy Operation Police
03/03/14 Robbery Police
03/03/14 Ventura’s Big Read event starts March 7; featured book honors our returning veterans PRCP
03/03/14 Theft from Vehicle & Possession of Stolen Property with Arrest Police
February, 2014
02/27/14 Press Release: Felony Hit and Run with Arrest Police
02/27/14 City of Ventura announces selection of new Fire Chief
02/25/14 Vehicle Collision with Rollover Fire
02/25/14 Assault with Deadly Weapon Police
02/23/14 UPDATE WITH RESULTS: DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned for This Weekend Police
02/19/14 DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned for This Weekend Police
02/19/14 Stolen Vehicle with Arrest Police
02/18/14 Vehicle into a Structure Fire
02/18/14 Public Invited to Attend Ventura Mayor Cheryl Heitmann’s State of the City Address February 24 City Manager
02/17/14 Commercial Burglary with Arrest Police
02/17/14 Commercial Burglary Police
02/15/14 Recovered Stolen Vehicle Police
02/15/14 Theft from Vehicles with Arrest Police
02/15/14 Community Crime Alert – Increase in thefts from unlocked vehicles Police
02/14/14 Vault Fire in the 101 – Ventura River Bridge Fire
02/13/14 Public invited to workshops to help design Ventura’s new Kellogg Park, Feb 19-Apr 26 PRCP
02/12/14 Homicide Police
02/11/14 Vehicle Entrapment and Extrication Fire
02/08/14 Assault With a Deadly Weapon Police
02/08/14 Loaded Assault Rifle, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Arrests Police
02/05/14 “Ventura’s Big Read” celebrates returning veterans PRCP
02/05/14 Corporate Games registration ends Feb 14 & Coordinators Meet Feb 13 PRCP
02/03/14 UPDATE: -- Arrest of Suspect -- Strong Arm Robbery/Battery (Pacific View Mall) Police
02/03/14 Vehicle Entrapment and Extrication Fire
02/03/14 Shooting Police
January, 2014
01/31/14 Press Release: VPD and Ventura Schools Partnering in Hi-Tech Program to Save Lives and Build for Teen’s Future Police
01/31/14 Vehicle Burglary -- Fraudulent Use of Credit Card -- Possession of Methamphetamine -- With Arrest Police
01/30/14 Prowling, -- Attempt Residential Burglary -- Possession of Stolen Property Arrest Police
01/29/14 City of Ventura Calls for 10% Voluntary Water Reduction Public Works
01/28/14 Vegetation Management/Controlled Burn Plan Fire
01/27/14 Residential Structure Fire Fire
01/27/14 Battery Police
01/25/14 UPDATED WITH RESULTS -- DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned for This Weekend Police
01/25/14 Felony Hit and Run Police
01/25/14 DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned for This Weekend Police
01/25/14 Armed Robbery - Toppers Pizza Police
01/23/14 Press Release: UPDATE with Arrest of Shooting Incident Police
01/23/14 City of Ventura Special Event Grants applications are due January 31 PRCP
01/21/14 Strong Arm Robbery Police
01/21/14 Vendor applications now available online for Ventura’s July 4th Street Fair PRCP
01/21/14 Corporate Games coordinators meet Jan 23 & Feb 13 at Ventura City Hall PRCP
01/19/14 Barranca Fire Fire
01/17/14 Press Release: Strong Arm Robberies -- Battery Police
01/16/14 Residential Structure Fire Fire
01/13/14 Large Vehicle Fire Fire
01/10/14 UPDATE with Arrest: Shooting Police
01/08/14 Register by January 27 for Ventura’s Winter/Spring Adult Sports Leagues PRCP
01/07/14 Commercial Structure Fire Fire
01/07/14 Ventura Restaurant Week, January 13 – 19, celebrates fine local cuisine and offers discounted prices, special menus to encourage “foodie” visits Community Development
01/05/14 Residential Burglary with Arrest Police
01/02/14 Lewd Conduct with Arrest Police