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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday November 19th, 2020 :: 07:31 p.m. PST


Gang Member Arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

Nature of Incident: Gang Member Arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
Report Number: 20-160607
Location: Telegraph Road at Willard Road, Santa Paula
Date & Time: November 19, 2020 / 11:30 AM
Unit(s) Responsible: Simi Valley Police Department, Sheriff’s Gang Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Ricardo Magana
On November 19, 2020, detectives from the Simi Valley Police Department had a search warrant to obtain DNA from documented gang member Ricardo Magana reference an active investigation. Pursuant to the search warrant, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Gang Unit assisted the Simi Valley Police by locating Magana in the area of Telegraph Road at Willard Road in the city of Santa Paula.  Magana was driving a vehicle at the time and a traffic stop was made.   
During the traffic stop, Magana displayed symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance and was arrested for several narcotic related charges. During a search of Magana’s vehicle, a loaded Glock .45 caliber handgun was also located in the glove compartment.
As result of the contact and arrest, Magana was booked into custody at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Main Jail facility for violation of PC 29800(a)(1) – Felon in Possession of a Firearm, PC 30305(a)(1) – Felon in Possession of Ammunition, PC 25400(a)(1) – Carry a Concealed Firearm in a vehicle, PC 23900- Remove, Alter, Obliterate a Serial Number, H&S 11550(e)-Under the Influence with a Firearm, H&S 11370.1- Possession of a Controlled Substance with a Firearm and H&S 11350(a)-Possession of a Controlled Substance. Magana is currently being held on $70,000 bail.
Prepared by: Detective Laura Sedillos  
News Release Date: 11/19/2020  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Victor Medina
Sheriff’s Gang Unit
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Randy Downard
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