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Thursday February 17th, 2022 :: 03:45 p.m. PST


News Story - Suspect Arrested for Firearms and Narcotics Violations

Nature of Incident: Suspect Arrested for Firearms and Narcotics Violations
Report Number: 22-21041
Location: 100 N. Olive Street, Santa Paula
Date & Time: 2/16/2022 @ 15:40 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Post Release Offender Supervision (PROS) Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Resendez, Ricardo
Santa Paula
On February 16, 2022, members of the Ventura County Post Release Offender Supervision (PROS) Unit arrested Ricardo Resendez for various firearms and narcotics violations after he was found to be in possession of an illegal firearm, narcotics, and narcotics paraphernalia.    
On February 16, 2022, at approximately 1535 hours, members of the PROS Unit contacted Resendez during a probation search in the 100 block of N. Olive Street in Santa Paula.  Resendez is supervised by the Ventura County Probation Department for multiple firearm violation cases. A Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, who is assigned to the PROS Unit, searched Resendez and discovered he had a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic “Ghost Gun” concealed in his waistband. Additionally, Resendez was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine and narcotics paraphernalia.      
Resendez’s criminal history and probation terms prohibit him from owning or possessing firearms and ammunition. Resendez was arrested and booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility for various firearm, narcotics, and probation violations.  Resendez has pending court dates on February 16 and 18, 2022.   
The Ventura County Post Release Offender Supervision Unit is comprised of Deputy Probation Officers from the Ventura County Probation Agency, a Ventura Police Department Officer, a Simi Valley Police Department Officer, and a Deputy Sheriff with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.
The located firearm is commonly referred to as a “Ghost Gun” due to the lack of a commercial serial number, which makes the firearm untraceable and allows the possessor to circumvent regulated background checks by the Department of Justice.  There has been an increase of “Ghost Guns”, crudely manufactured firearms, and illegal firearm activities in Ventura County. If you have any information about unlawful firearm activities in the West County areas in the Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction, including in Fillmore, Saticoy, El Rio, and Ojai, please contact Detective Sergeant Beau Rodriguez at 805-767-0360.    
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank members of the public for their on-going support and due diligence in providing information to assist our agency in solving crimes. We are better at what we do because of our community partnerships.
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Prepared by: Sergeant Beau Rodriguez  
News Release Date: 2/17/2022  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Deputy Axel Morales
[email protected]
Approved by:
Captain Victor Medina  
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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