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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday April 21st, 2021 :: 09:22 p.m. PDT


Two men arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Criminal Conspiracy

Nature of Incident: Two men arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Criminal Conspiracy
Report Number: 21-37198
Location: 800 Block of Blaine Avenue, Fillmore, CA
Date & Time: March 20, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Fillmore Police Department Patrol Services, Fillmore Detective Bureau, Ventura County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit, Ventura County Sheriff’s West County Gang Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(A-1) Alfred A. Chaveste
(A-2) Nicholas Paul Guevara
Two men were arrested for stabbing a victim causing major, but non-life threatening injuries.  The injuries required extensive suturing to close the wounds.  One of the men arrested is a known Fillmore gang member. 
On March 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm, deputies responded to a family disturbance in the 800 block of Blaine Avenue in Fillmore. Deputies located evidence that a fight had just occurred at a family gathering.  At one point, two suspects attacked the victim with a knife.  Prior to deputies arriving on scene, the suspects’ fled, and the victim was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance for medical treatment. 
Detectives located additional evidence and witnesses identifying the suspects as Alfred A. Chaveste and Nicholas Guevara.  Guevara is a known Fillmore gang member and a convicted felon who currently resides in the area of Bakersfield.  Chaveste is a resident of Fillmore.     
On April 6, 2021, detectives located and arrested Chaveste in the 700 block of Akers Street in Fillmore.  Additional evidence was collected pertaining to the crime and Chaveste was taken into custody.  Chaveste was subsequently booked into custody at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility for Assault with a deadly weapon and Criminal Conspiracy.  Chaveste was released from jail after posting bail which was set at $30,000.
On April 20, 2021, detectives served a search warrant at Guevara’s residence located in the 4200 block of Charter Oaks Avenue in Bakersfield.  During the service of the search warrant, additional evidence was located linking him to this crime.  In addition, a Glock 9mm handgun with loaded gun magazines were located in Guevara’s bedroom.  The handgun was seized as evidence due to the fact Guevara is prohibited from possessing weapons because of his prior felony conviction. 
Guevara was taken into custody and he was subsequently booked at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility for Assault with a deadly weapon and Criminal Conspiracy.  Guevara remains in custody with his bail set at $30,000.  His next court date is set for April 22, 2021.    
Anyone with information pertaining to this crime is urged to contact Detective Salas at the below listed number.  The reporting party may remain anonymous. 
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Prepared by: Sergeant William Hollowell
News Release Date: April 21, 2021  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Salas
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Garo Kuredjian
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