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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday October 7th, 2021 :: 10:24 a.m. PDT


Negligent Discharge of Firearm & Illegal Firearm Arrest

Nature of Incident: Negligent Discharge of Firearm & Illegal Firearm Arrest
Report Number: 21-132085
Locations: 900 block of N. Hickory View Circle, Camarillo
Date & Time: October 5, 2021 at 8:00 AM
Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail, Camarillo Detectives, and Camarillo Patrol Services

City of Residence

Jaeren McCullough
A Camarillo man was arrested on October 5th, 2021 for firing a weapon during an argument while holding a small child.
On October 5, 2021, Camarillo Patrol deputies responded to the 900 block of N. Hickory View Circle, reference a call for service. Patrol deputies obtained information that Jaeren McCullough was involved in a verbal argument with other individuals at the residence. During the argument, McCullough obtained a 9mm handgun and fired one round into the air. As deputies arrived on scene, McCullough fled the area with the firearm to avoid arrest.
Camarillo Patrol deputies canvased the area but were unsuccessful in locating McCullough after an extensive search.
Later during the same day, Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail (SED) detectives located McCullough in the City of Camarillo. Detectives contacted McCullough and found him to be in possession of methamphetamine.
During the investigation, detectives were able to obtain information on where McCullough hid the firearm to avoid detection. Detectives conducted an extensive search and located the firearm and other evidence related to the case.
Based on the investigation, McCullough was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officers arrest, negligent discharge of a firearm, destroying and/or concealing evidence, unlawful transfer of a firearm and child abuse. McCullough is currently in custody in lieu of $50,000 bail. He is scheduled for court on October 7, 2021.
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: October 6, 2021  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Schaum Song
(805) 388-5118
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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