KVTA News Round-Up

Tuesday November 21, 2023

     Santa Paula police are continuing their investigation into a stabbing last week that happened near Santa Paula High School.

     They say around 3:45 PM Friday afternoon a 14-year-old male juvenile stabbed an adult male and a juvenile male during an altercation on Santa Paula Street near 6th Street.

     The victims were taken to Santa Paula Hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening wounds.

     Meanwhile, the juvenile suspect was identified and arrested the next day and booked into Juvenile Hall.

     Neither of the victims attend Santa Paula High School nor did they have any weapons in their possession.

     If anyone has information about this incident they can call Detective Hector Ramirez at (805) 525-4474, Ext. 273.

     Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against  the  person(s)  responsible  for  this  crime.  

     The  caller  may remain anonymous.  

     The  call is not recorded.

     Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).






     The United States Coast Guard says one of their cutters on routine patrol intercepted a boat just south of Ventura County that was involved in human trafficking.

     The 41-foot pleasure craft was spotted and stopped by Coast Guard sea and air resources Monday about 16 miles off the coast of Malibu.

     On board they say they found 23 undocumented non-citizens trying to enter the United States illegally.

     Law enforcement was called in to detain both those being smuggled and those smuggling them.

     The vessel was also seized.





     Port Hueneme police are making another plea for public help in their investigation into a shooting that happened almost three months ago.

     It was around 8:11 PM on the night of August 30th when officers responded to the intersection of Hueneme Road and Surfside Drive.

     There had been a car-to-car shooting but the only thing police found were shell casings, no victims or suspects.

     However, within three weeks, they had arrested 20-year-old Bryan Chacon of Oxnard who pleaded not guilty to shooting at an occupied vehicle, street terrorism, and assault with a firearm and is in the Ventura County Jail scheduled to have a preliminary hearing next week.

     But police said at the time there is a second suspect they were still looking for and they are asking anyone with information regarding this case to call Sergeant Baltazar Tapia at (805) 986-6530 or email at btapia@cityofporthueneme.org




     The California Highway Patrol will be going into their Maximum Enforcement Period Wednesday evening for the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend.

     It lasts from 6 PM Wednesday through Sunday night.

     They will have extra officers on patrol looking not only for impaired drivers but also impatient ones who might be speeding or driving recklessly on their way to grandmother’s house.

      It might even be grandmother.

      Bottom line is drive sober and safe and make sure you and the people you care about arrive OK.