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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Saturday February 19th, 2022 :: 09:31 p.m. PST


News Story - Man Arrested For Attempted Murder and Mayhem Following A Knife Attack

Nature of Incident: Man Arrested For Attempted Murder And Mayhem Following A Knife Attack
Report Number: 22-22357
Location: 50 Block of Oak Street, Camarillo, CA
Date & Time: February 19, 2022 @ 8:55AM
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau; Camarillo Investigations; Camarillo Patrol; Sheriff’s Property/Evidence Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Raymond Cortinas
(V) Male
A 63-year-old man was arrested following a confrontation that ended with another man stabbed, including having part of his ear cut off.
On February 19, 2022, at around 8:55AM, Camarillo deputies responded to a call of fight in the 50 Block of Oak Street in Camarillo. They arrived and found a male victim suffering from multiple stab wounds to his body, along with a severed ear. The investigation revealed the victim was attacked by Raymond Cortinas for no apparent reason. Both Cortinas and the victim are known to each other and reside in a multi-resident assisted living facility for the elderly. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries. 
Cortinas was detained at the scene and taken into custody shortly after the incident on charges of attempted murder and mayhem. He was booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility, where he is currently being held in lieu of a $1,500,000.00 bail. He has a scheduled arraignment in Ventura County Superior Court on February 23, 2022, at 1:30PM, in Courtroom #13. 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Sheriff’s Major Crimes Sergeant William Hutton (805) 384-4727. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).
Prepared by: Sergeant William Hutton
Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau / Homicide
News Release Date: February 19, 2022  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Tim Lohman
(805) 947-8255
[email protected]
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Captain Victor Medina
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