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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday September 3rd, 2019 :: 08:50 p.m. PDT

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Threats and Firearm Arrest

Nature of Incident: Threats and Firearm Arrest

Report Number: 19-136506

Location: 400 Block of Fillmore Street, Fillmore

Date & Time: 08/30/19   9:00 pm

Unit(s) Responsible: Fillmore Patrol, Fillmore Investigations

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

(S) Eduardo Morales, Fillmore, 18

Narrative: 
A Fillmore man was arrested after threatening his girlfriend with a firearm.  The investigation led to the recovery a loaded handgun and narcotics. 
 
On 08/30/19, the victim reported she was being threatened by her ex-boyfriend via text messages and through phone calls.  The suspect, Eduardo Morales, harassed her by showing her images of a handgun and ammunition. He also stated that he would go to her place of employment, located in Fillmore, and do harm.  The dispute was over alleged money the victim paid to Morales. 
 
Once the threats were reported to Fillmore patrol deputies, station detectives immediately conducted follow up investigation and contacted Morales at the Fillmore Police Station.  Investigators also conducted a search of his residence and located suspected cocaine, Xanax and a loaded 9mm semi-automatic firearm.  The serial number on the handgun was illegally altered.  
 
Morales was arrested and booked at the Pre-Trail Detention Facility for the following charges:
 
PC 422 Criminal threats
HS 11370.1 (a) Possession of cocaine while armed with a firearm
PC 29800 (a)(1) Possession of a firearm by a drug addict
PC 23900 Change/ alter a serial number on a firearm
HS 11375 (b)(2) Possession of Xanax  
 
Morales remains in custody with his bail set at $60,000. 
  
Prepared by: Sergeant Vince Alvarez
 
News Release Date: September 3, 2019 

Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Bill Meixner
(805) 947-9128 

Approved by:  Captain Eric Tennessen
Booking Photo Release: YES

Address/Location
Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

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

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