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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Sunday September 12th, 2021 :: 01:52 p.m. PDT


Illegal Firearms, Counterfeit Money, & Narcotics Sales Arrests

Nature of Incident: Illegal Firearms, Counterfeit Money, & Narcotics Sales Arrests
Report Number: 21-92929
Locations: 800 block of Camarillo Center Drive, Camarillo CA
1100 block of Ventura Boulevard, Camarillo CA
Date & Time: September 8th, 2021 at 12:40 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail, Camarillo Traffic Unit

City of Residence

Nathan Burkett
Wendy Statum
Henderson, NV
Henderson, NV
During the month of September 2021, deputies with the Camarillo Traffic Unit conducted a routine traffic stop for a minor traffic violation, near Ventura Boulevard and Camarillo Center Drive. During the traffic stop, deputies contacted the driver, Nathan Burkett and passenger, Wendy Statum. Burkett was determined to be operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance.
Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail (SED) detectives arrived on scene and assisted in the investigation. Detectives searched Burkett’s vehicle incident to his arrest and discovered a loaded Glock, .40 caliber firearm in the vehicle. Additionally, detectives located multiple rounds of various calibers of ammunition, and several loaded .40 caliber magazines associated to Burkett. Burkett is a convicted felon who is prohibited from owning firearms and ammunition.
Through further investigation, Detectives identified Statum to be in possession of several hundred dollars in counterfeit US currency, drug paraphernalia and a large quantity or methamphetamine possessed for sales.
Based on the investigation, detectives obtained and executed a search warrant for Burkett’s and Statum’s residence located in the 1100 block of Ventura Boulevard.
Burkett was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance with a firearm, possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, unlawful transfer of a firearm, possession of ammunition by a prohibited person. On September 10, 2021, Burkett posted bail for $50,000.
Statum was arrested for being in possession of narcotics for sales, possession of counterfeit money and drug paraphernalia. Statum is currently in custody pending a future court date.
The Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail is comprised of six plain clothes detectives who focus on efforts that negatively affect the quality of life of the law-abiding citizens of Camarillo. The goal of Camarillo SED is to reduce property and violent crime through investigations and direct enforcement.
Anyone with information about criminal activity occurring within the city of Camarillo is encouraged to contact the Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail (SED) at (805) 388-5100. Callers can remain anonymous. Information can also be provided by email at [email protected].
Prepared by: Senior Deputy Matt Smith  
News Release Date: September 12, 2021  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Brian Kuroda
(805) 388-5114
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Shane Matthews  
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Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Ventura, CA 93003

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