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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday April 4th, 2019 :: 01:24 p.m. PDT


News Story - Rooster Fighting Arrests

Nature of Incident: Illegal Rooster Fighting Leads to Multiple Arrests

Report Number: 19-48959

Location: 3500 Block of Orange Drive, Oxnard

Date & Time: 3-31-2019 / 5:00 p.m.

Unit(s) Responsible: West County Patrol Station

West County Patrol Headquarters Detective

Ventura County Animal Services

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age

(S) Medina, Keni

(S) Robledo, Peter

(S) Martinez, Edgar

(S) Gonzales, Trinidad

(S) Beltran, Rafael












On 3-31-19, a member of the Nyeland Acres community in Oxnard, called the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office regarding “Rooster Fights” occurring at a residence in the 3500 block of Orange Drive. The caller notified Sheriff’s Dispatch that multiple vehicles had arrived at the location and cages were being removed from the vehicles.

Deputies from the Headquarters Patrol Station responded to the area to investigate the call. Once deputies arrived on scene, they detained (S) Medina, Keni, (S) Robledo, Peter, (S) Martinez, Edgar, (S) Gonzales, Trinidad, and (S) Beltran, Rafael. The suspects were later arrested for crimes ranging from possession of fighting birds, possession of slashers, being a spectator at an animal fight, and for animal fighting.

While on scene, deputies and detectives located more than 60 live birds which included fighting roosters, hens and baby chicks locked in makeshift cages. Deputies also located 4 dead fighting roosters which had injuries consistent with “cock fighting.”

Deputies and detectives continued searching the premises and located more than 40 sharp blades, boxing gloves, a scale used to weigh the birds, numerous bottles of animal vitamins, curing agents, and other items used in the illegal fighting of birds.

Members of the Ventura County Animal Services Unit assisted in recovering the dead and live birds used to fight.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that it is illegal for any person who for amusement or gain causes any bird to fight with another bird or with a different kind of animal or creature.

If you have any information about anyone using any kind of animal to fight, please notify your local law enforcement agency, Crime Stoppers or animal control.

Prepared by: Detective Eric Arteaga #3887

News Release Date: 4-4-19

Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Eric Arteaga #3887


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Approved by: Captain Todd Inglis


Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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