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City Press Releases

DateTitleDepartment
August, 2015
08/29/15 Stolen Vehicle Pursuit and Arrest Police
08/29/15 Stolen Vehicle Pursuit and Arrest Police
08/29/15 Hit and Run Traffic Accident with Injuries Police
08/29/15 Community Crime Alert – Vehicle Vandalisms Police
08/27/15 Elder Abuse Arrest Police
08/26/15 Residents invited to “Coffee with the Mayor”, Saturday, August 29 at Downtown Ventura Certified Farmers’ Market City Manager
08/25/15 Armed Robbery Arrest Police
08/25/15 Stolen Vehicle Arrest Police
08/25/15 City of Ventura will partner with 630 students from Cal Lutheran University for You Got Served project PRCP
08/24/15 Barranca Fire Threatening Structures Fire
08/24/15 Vehicle Accident and Extrication Fire
08/22/15 Residential Burglary Arrest Police
08/20/15 Arrest for Criminal Threats, Resisting Officers and Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm Police
08/19/15 Armed Robbery Police
08/18/15 Foot Pursuit with Post Release Offender Arrest and Battery on an Officer Police
08/16/15 Possession of a Loaded and Concealed Firearm in a Vehicle Police
08/13/15 Armed Robbery Police
08/12/15 Stabbing with Arrest Police
08/12/15 Robbery/Assault with a Deadly Weapon Police
08/12/15 Battery with Serious Injuries Police
08/12/15 Register for City of Ventura Adult Fall Sports Leagues & Golf by September 2 PRCP
08/10/15 Structure Fire Fire
08/09/15 Shooting Police
08/09/15 Possession of a Loaded Firearm Police
08/09/15 Recovered Stolen Vehicle Police
08/09/15 Possession of a Loaded and Concealed Firearm in a Vehicle Police
08/07/15 Multiple Window Smash Vandalisms Police
08/04/15 Vehicle Pursuit/Warrant Arrests Police
08/04/15 Child Sexual Abuse Arrest Police
08/03/15 Vehicle Collision with Entrapment Fire
08/02/15 Assault with a Deadly Weapon Police
08/01/15 Indecent Exposure Arrest Police
08/01/15 Stolen Vehicle, Narcotic Arrest Police
July, 2015
07/31/15 Family Fight: Elder Abuse, Battery and Resisting Officer Arrest Police
07/30/15 Structure Fire Fire
07/30/15 Dee Dowell Memorial Scholarship Recipients Police
07/29/15 Brush Fire Fire
07/28/15 Shoplift Robbery Police
07/28/15 Shooting ***Arrest*** Police
07/28/15 Brandishing of a Firearm, Criminal Threats Police
07/28/15 Residential Burglary Arrest Police
07/26/15 Prowling, Vehicle Tampering, Possession of Stolen Property and Resisting Arrest Police
07/24/15 Assault with a Deadly Weapon Police
07/23/15 Trust for Public Land seeking qualified artist for Ventura’s Kellogg Park PRCP
07/22/15 Ventura Police Department to Hold 4th Annual "Bark Out Loud" Comedy Night Benefiting the Department's K9 Unit Police
07/21/15 Vandalism Police
07/21/15 Ventura Water contest, share your favorite “shower song” to win tickets to the VC Fair Water
07/20/15 Beach and Pier Evacuations Due To Lightning Fire
07/20/15 City of Ventura’s Finance & Technology Department Receives GFOA Recognition Finance & Technology
07/17/15 Grand Theft - Arrest Police
07/17/15 Structure Fire Fire
07/15/15 Ventura Water Announces VenturaWaterPure Demonstration Facility Water
07/14/15 Fight Call Police
07/13/15 Armed Robbery Police
07/13/15 Vehicle Pursuit and Arrest Police
07/13/15 Assault with a Deadly Weapon & Attempted Armed Robbery Police
07/09/15 2015 ArtWalk Collectors Reception hosted at Ventura City Hall on July 17 PRCP
07/06/15 Apply Now for City of Ventura Investment Committee City Manager
07/01/15 Luring and Sexual Assault of a Minor Police
07/01/15 City of Ventura’s Fleet Services Division named #1 Small Fleet in the nation, for the second consecutive year Public Works
June, 2015
06/30/15 Ventura will PLACE temporary public art at several sites during ArtWalk, July 18-19 PRCP
06/29/15 Surf Rescue Fire
06/29/15 Residential Structure Fire Fire
06/24/15 Shooting Police
06/23/15 Ventura residents invited to "Coffee with the Mayor", Sat. June 27 City Manager
06/22/15 Felony Vandalism Arrest Police
06/17/15 Stolen Vehicle, Pursuit and Arrest Police
06/17/15 Assault with a Deadly Weapon - Firearm Police
06/17/15 Robbery Police
06/16/15 Ventura’s July 4th Street Fair is “Celebrating 40 Years” PRCP
06/15/15 Robbery Police
06/15/15 Fatal Traffic Collision Police
06/15/15 Assault with a Deadly Weapon Police
06/15/15 Stolen Vehicle Recovery Arrest Police
06/09/15 Vehicle Accident with Injuries Fire
06/08/15 Structure Fire Fire
06/08/15 Impersonation of a Police Officer and Firearm Arrest Police
06/08/15 Felony DUI and Traffic Collision
06/08/15 Assault with a Deadly Weapon Police
06/08/15 Follow Up to Sexual Assault Arrest Police
06/08/15 Terrorist Threats, Brandishing a Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Dirk or Dagger and Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia Arrest Police
06/08/15 Nominations for 2015 Ventura Mayor’s Arts Awards due August 14 PRCP
06/08/15 Ventura-based arts non-profits invited to apply by June 25 for Cultural Funding Program 2015-16 PRCP
06/08/15 Positions Still Available to Serve on Ventura City Council Advisory Board, Commission and Committees, Apply by June 19 City Manager
06/03/15 Assault with a Deadly Weapon (ADW) & Resisting Arrest Police
06/02/15 Felony Evading and DUI Arrest Police
06/01/15 Felon in Possession of a Stolen Firearm Arrest Police
06/01/15 Stabbing Police
06/01/15 Robbery, Assault with a Deadly Weapon Police
06/01/15 Stabbing Police
06/01/15 DUI Checkpoint *** Update *** Police
06/01/15 Residential Burglary Arrest Police
06/01/15 Attempt Homicide *** Update May 28, 2015 *** Police
May, 2015
05/28/15 Public invited to attend meeting regarding formation of a groundwater sustainability agency, June 1 Water
05/27/15 Albinger Museum in Ventura reopens June 6 with Children’s Celebration of the Arts exhibit, shared with the nearby Museum of Ventura County PRCP
05/27/15 Armed Robbery Police
05/27/15 Child Annoyance and Sexual Battery Arrest Police
05/27/15 Identity Theft with a Violently Resisting Suspect Arrest Police
05/27/15 Strong Arm Robbery Police
05/25/15 Structure Fire Fire
05/21/15 Child Sexual Abuse Arrest Police
05/21/15 Train vs. Pedestrain Police
05/21/15 Rollover Traffic Accident on Tracks Fire
05/21/15 Traffic Collision with Entrapment Fire
05/20/15 Grand Theft, Elder Abuse with Arrest Police
05/20/15 Vegetation Fire Fire
05/19/15 Structure Fire Fire
05/19/15 Register for City of Ventura Summer Adult Sports Leagues by June 3 PRCP
05/18/15 Stolen Vehicle Recovery and Arrest Police
05/16/15 Brush Fire Fire
05/16/15 Train vs. Pedestrian Fire
05/15/15 Child Endangerment, Resisting Officer Arrest Police
05/13/15 Prisoner Escape from the Ventura Police Department Police
05/12/15 Stolen Vehicle, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Resisting, Felon in Possession of Weapons, Ammo, Arrest Police
05/12/15 Prowling and Burglary Tools Arrest Police
05/11/15 Art Tales honors winners at EP Foster Library reception & reading, May 21 PRCP
05/11/15 Traffic Collision – Heavy Rescue Fire
05/09/15 *Update* Ventura Police Department's K9 Rover has been Awarded a Bullet and Stab Resistant Vest Police
05/07/15 Hazardous Materials Spill Fire
05/07/15 Structure Fire / Electrical Surge Fire
05/07/15 Vegetation Fire Fire
05/07/15 Stolen Vehicle Arrest Police
05/06/15 Families and children invited to free Kids Swap Meet, May 16 at Barranca Vista Park PRCP
05/05/15 Possession for Sale Methamphetamines and Resisting Arrest Police
05/04/15 Cinco de Mayo: Fiesta Time or Jail Time Police
05/04/15 Possession of a Firearm Police
05/04/15 Prowling, Burglary Tools, and Resisting Arrest Police
05/04/15 Butane Honey Oil (BHO) Conversion Lab Explosion and Fire Police
05/04/15 Vandalism/Resisting Arrest with Officer Bit by a Dog Police
05/04/15 Possession of a Loaded Firearm Police
05/04/15 Armed Robbery Police
05/04/15 Stabbing Arrest Police
April, 2015
04/29/15 Sit Down and Play, Piano – a temporary public art installation at California & E. Santa Clara Streets PRCP
04/29/15 Vehicle Fire Fire
04/28/15 Traffic Collision Involving Bus Fire
04/27/15 Traffic Collision with Fire Fire
04/24/15 Structure Fire Fire
04/23/15 City of Ventura Special Event Grants applications are due May 28 PRCP
04/23/15 Free Special Event Permit & Responsible Beverage Serving Class May 14 PRCP
04/16/15 Stolen Vehicle Recovery and Arrest Police
04/16/15 Residential Burglary Arrest Police
04/13/15 UPDATED - River Bottom Fire - Severe Injury To Fire Captain Fire
04/13/15 River Bottom Fire Fire
04/13/15 City of Ventura and Access to host free paper shredding event for Ventura residents on Saturday, April 25 City Manager
04/13/15 Apply Now for Ventura City Council Advisory Board, Commission and Committee Volunteer Positions City Manager
04/11/15 Traffic Collision - Vehicle Into Structure Fire
04/09/15 Coffee with the Mayor, Saturday, April 11 at the Downtown Ventura Farmers' Market City Manager
04/08/15 Hazardous Materials Incident Fire
04/07/15 Armed Robbery Police
04/07/15 Vehicle Fire Police
04/07/15 Hit and Run, Vehicle Pursuit, DUI Arrest Police
04/05/15 Vegetation Fire Fire
March, 2015
03/30/15 Vehicle Tampering, Possession of Loaded Firearm Police
03/30/15 Minor Decoy Operation Police
03/29/15 Vegetation Fire Fire
03/26/15 Ventura County Law Enforcement Anti-Human Trafficking Fund Police
03/25/15 Structure Fire Fire
03/24/15 Possession of Stolen Property Arrest Police
03/24/15 Stolen Vehicle Recovery and Burglary Arrest Police
03/23/15 Traffic Collision with Fire Fire
03/23/15 Auto vs Pedestrian Fire
03/19/15 Ventura Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest Announces Winners Water
03/19/15 Stolen Vehicle Recovery and Arrest Police
03/19/15 Stabbing Police
03/18/15 Domestic Violence Incident with SWAT Activation Police
03/18/15 626.9 PC Possession of a Firearm on School Grounds Police
03/18/15 Stabbing Police
03/15/15 Person Lost in Ventura Hills Fire
03/13/15 Felony Resisting Arrest and Attempting to Remove an Officer’s Firearm Police
03/12/15 Stolen Vehicle Recovery and Arrest Police
03/11/15 Stolen Vehicle Recovery and Arrest Police
03/11/15 Possession of Destructive Device (Molotov Cocktail) Police
03/11/15 Battery on Police Officer and violent Resisting Arrest Police
03/09/15 Traffic Collision Heavy Rescue Fire
03/09/15 Structure Fire Fire
03/06/15 Robbery Police
03/05/15 Traffic Accident with Serious Injuries *** Update *** Police
03/05/15 City of Ventura Names New Economic Development Manager City Manager
03/04/15 Ventura Mayor Cheryl Heitmann invites residents to "Coffee with the Mayor", Saturday, March 7 City Manager
03/02/15 Multiple Vehicle Vandalisms – Tire Slashing Police
03/02/15 Art Tales: Writing contest inspired by art, entries due by April 1 PRCP
February, 2015
02/28/15 Natural Gas Leak Fire
02/28/15 Structure Fire Fire
02/27/15 Residential Burglary / Possession of Stolen Property Police
02/27/15 Armed Robbery Police
02/27/15 Sexual Assault Arrest Police
02/25/15 Structure Fire Fire
02/23/15 City of Ventura 2014 Part 1 Crime Statistics (January 1 – December 31, 2014) Police
02/20/15 Armed Robbery Police
02/19/15 Residential Burglary Arrest Police
02/18/15 Theft From Vehicle Arrests Police
02/17/15 Minor Decoy Operation Police
02/13/15 Brandishing Arrest Police
02/12/15 Public Invited to Ventura’s State of the City Address, February 23 City Manager
02/10/15 VPD and Ventura Schools Partner in Hi-Tech Program to Save Lives and Build for Teen’s Future Police
02/09/15 Robbery Police
02/09/15 Felony Resisting and Petty Theft Arrest Police
02/09/15 UPDATE – Located -- Search for Critical Missing Adult Police
02/09/15 City of Ventura announces public art opportunity: submit qualifications by February 27 PRCP
02/09/15 Search for Critical Missing Adult Police
02/05/15 UPDATE -- Home Invasion Robbery / Shooting Police
02/05/15 City of Ventura 2014 Employee and Supervisor of the year announced Human Resources
02/04/15 Home Invasion Robbery / Shooting Police
02/04/15 Criminal Threats, Subject Threatening with a Gun Police
02/03/15 Structure Fire Fire
02/03/15 Community Crime Alert – Scammers Posing as VPD Officers and/or Ventura County Sherriff’s Department Deputies Seeking Fundraising Donations and/or Bail Money Police
02/02/15 Dee Dowell Memorial Scholarship Award (Applications Now Available) Police
02/02/15 ***UPDATED*** Sexual Battery and False Imprisonment Police
02/02/15 Technical Rescue / Animal in Distress Fire
02/02/15 Assault with a Deadly Weapon Police
02/02/15 Assault With A Deadly Weapon and Resistive Suspect Police
02/02/15 Assault with a Deadly Weapon Police
January, 2015
01/28/15 Assault with a Deadly Weapon Police
01/28/15 DUI Hit & Run Traffic Collision Police
01/28/15 Death Investigation Police
01/28/15 UPDATE -- Death Investigation Police
01/28/15 City of Ventura citizen survey results presented to community, online survey available for interested residents PRCP
01/27/15 Vehicle Pursuit and Arrest ***UPDATED*** Police
01/27/15 UPDATE - DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend Police
01/27/15 Robbery Police
01/27/15 Sexual Battery and False Imprisonment Police
01/27/15 City of Ventura names Gilbert Garcia as new Finance and Technology Director City Manager
01/26/15 Structure Damage Related to Wind Event Fire
01/23/15 Resisting arrest and injury traffic collision Police
01/23/15 Sexual Assault Arrest Police
01/23/15 UPDATE #2 - Attempt Homicide Police
01/22/15 Residential Structure Fire Fire
01/22/15 Residential Burglary Investigation– Arrests Police
01/22/15 Assault with a Deadly Weapon Police
01/21/15 DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend Police
01/20/15 Robbery Police
01/20/15 Terrorist Threats / Brandishing a Knife / Stabbing Police
01/20/15 UPDATED -- Attempt Homicide Police
01/20/15 Attempt Homicide Police
01/20/15 Violent Resistive Suspect and Witness Intimidation Police
01/20/15 Register for City of Ventura Spring Leagues for Adults by February 4 PRCP
01/15/15 Community Crime Alert – Increase in Stolen Vehicles Police
01/15/15 Felon in Possession of a Firearm Arrest Police
01/14/15 Traffic Accident Police
01/14/15 Applicants Sought for New City of Ventura Water Commission, deadline to apply is February 23 Water
01/14/15 Businesses - register by February 13 for Corporate Games PRCP
01/13/15 Traffic Collision - Heavy Rescue Fire
01/13/15 Attempted Murder Police
01/13/15 Warrant Service Police
01/12/15 Armed Robbery with Arrests Police
01/12/15 Suspicious Package Police
01/12/15 Shooting at an Inhabited Dwelling Police
01/08/15 Stolen Vehicle Recovery and Arrest Police
01/07/15 Brandishing a Firearm, Possession of a Concealed Firearm in a Vehicle Police
01/06/15 Stolen Vehicle and Possession of Stolen Property - Arrest Police
01/05/15 UPDATE # 2 -- Homicide Investigation Police
01/05/15 Residential Structure Fire Fire
01/05/15 Assault with a Deadly Weapon Police
01/05/15 VPD Commander Al Davis – Selected as Police Chief for Mammoth Lakes Police
01/05/15 Robbery Police
01/05/15 Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Handgun) Police
01/05/15 UPDATE -- Theft of Dog Police
01/05/15 Theft of Dog Police
01/05/15 Armed Robbery Police
01/05/15 Shooting Victim Police
01/05/15 Pierpont Blvd. Crime Activity Police
01/05/15 Homicide Investigation Police
01/05/15 UPDATED – ARREST - Homicide Investigation Police
01/05/15 Armed Robbery Police