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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday April 9th, 2019 :: 01:24 p.m. PDT


News Story - Child Annoying Arrest in Fillmore

Nature of Incident: Fillmore Man Arrested for Child Annoying

Report Number: 19-52017

Location: 555 Central Ave, Fillmore

Date & Time: April 8, 2019

Unit(s) Responsible: Fillmore Patrol/ Investigations Unit

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

(S) Ricardo Negrete Fillmore



A teacher’s aide from Fillmore High School was arrested for child annoying and contributing to a delinquency of a minor after it was reported that he was sending inappropriate messages to a student on a social media site and providing marijuana products to a minor.

At the end of the school day on 04/05/19, Fillmore Unified School District employees were notified of potentially inappropriate messages shared between a teacher’s aide and a student at the High School. Upon hearing about the allegations, the School District immediately notified the Fillmore Police Department and an investigation ensued.

Deputies responded to the high school to investigate the teacher’s aide, and found he had conversations with a student on the social media application, “Snap Chat.” The dialogue was improper and had sexual overtures. Deputies completed the investigation and concluded the employee, Ricardo Negrete, was annoying the student by sending multiple messages at various times of the day and night. Additionally, detectives discovered that Negrete sold a marijuana cartridge used in vape pens to a second minor not involved in the aforementioned incident.

Prior to arriving at work on 4/08/19, Negrete was arrested and booked at the Pre-Trail Detention Facility for Penal Code 647.6 (a)(1)- Child Annoying and Penal Code 272 - Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.

The Fillmore Police Department and the Fillmore Unified School District work together very closely and this cooperative relationship led to the quick identification and arrest of Negrete.

Prepared by: Sergeant Vince Alvarez

News Release Date: 04/09/19

Media Follow-Up Contact: Det. Bill Meixner

(805) 947-9391

Approved: Captain Eric Tennessen


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800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

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