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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Saturday June 2nd, 2018 :: 04:30 p.m. PDT


News Story - Firearms Arrest

Nature of Incident: Illegal possession of firearms arrest Report Number: 18-85006 Location: 700 block of East Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo Date & Time: June 1st 2018 @ 4:00 PM Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Police Department Special Enforcement Detail / Camarillo Patrol Services (S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age (S) Baird, Jacob Camarillo 41 Narrative: Camarillo Patrol Services and the Camarillo Police Special Enforcement Detail arrested Jacob Baird for carrying a loaded concealed firearm and for impersonating a peace officer. A probation search at Baird’s residence resulted in the seizure of additional firearms and ammunition. On June 1st 2018, at approximately 4:00 pm, Camarillo Patrol Deputies and members of the Camarillo Police Special Enforcement Detail responded to the 700 block of East Camarillo Springs Road on a call for service involving a suspicious person possibly carrying a gun. Deputies and detectives arrived at the location and made contact with a male subject, later identified as Jacob Baird. Deputies discovered Baird was carrying a loaded concealed handgun and that he was in possession of law enforcement identification that did not belong to him. During the initial investigation, deputies confirmed Baird is not a law enforcement officer nor is he legally permitted to carry a loaded concealed handgun. Baird is on probation out of Ventura County for theft, with search terms. Baird’s probation terms included specific conditions prohibiting him from possessing or owning firearms and ammunition. Baird was subsequently arrested for a violation of 25850(a) PC / carrying a loaded firearm. Following Baird’s arrest, members of the Camarillo Police Special Enforcement Detail conducted a probation search at his residence, located within the City of Camarillo. During the probation search, detectives located an additional eleven firearms, including two AR-15 rifles. In addition to the firearms, approximately 3000 rounds of various types of ammunition and several high CHIEF OF POLICE COMMANDER DAVE MURRAY SHERIFF GEOFF DEAN Page 2 of 2 capacity magazines were located. Per Baird’s probation terms, all the weapons and ammunition were seized by detectives. Baird was booked into the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility for violations of 25850(a) PC, 538d PC/ Impersonating a peace officer, and for violating his probation terms. Baird’s bail was set at $55,000 with a pending court date. The Camarillo Police Department’s Special Enforcement Detail is a five person plain clothes detail that conducts a variety of investigations of crimes occurring within the City of Camarillo. The goal of SED is to reduce property crime and violent crime through investigations and directed enforcement. SED is responsible for conducting gang-related investigations, probation / parole searches, and they often work closely with Camarillo Police Department’s detective bureau. SED also often works in conjunction with other Sheriff’s units and outside agencies in a cooperative effort to reduce crime within our city. The Camarillo Police Department Special Enforcement Detail will continue to aggressively investigate any reports of suspected illegal weapons / firearms possession. Anyone with information regarding illegal weapons possession is encouraged to contact the Camarillo Police Department at 805-388-5100. Prepared by: Sergeant Peter Frank News Release Date: 06/02/18 Media Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Julie Novak 805-947-9363 Approved by: Captain Jeremy Paris

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