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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday March 15th, 2022 :: 04:42 p.m. PDT


News Story - Suspect Arrested For Falsely Reporting 911 Emergencies

Nature of Incident: Suspect Arrested for Falsely Reporting Emergencies to 911
Report Number: RB# 22-33628
Location: 200 Block of Casner Way / Fillmore
Date & Time: March 15, 2022 @ 10:00 AM
Unit(s) Responsible: Fillmore Detective Bureau, Fillmore Patrol, and Ventura County Sheriff’s Dispatch
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Pauline Salazar                                                                        Fillmore 43
A 43-year-old Fillmore woman was arrested for falsely reporting numerous emergencies to Ventura County Sheriff’s Dispatch by texting and calling 911.    
During the months of January through March of 2022, Ventura County Sheriff’s dispatchers received several calls and text messages from an anonymous caller.  The caller reported various emergencies in the City of Fillmore which prompted patrol deputies to respond.  One of the false calls prompted the patrol deputies to respond with lights and sirens to an emergency.  It was determined that all the calls and text messages were made or sent from the same telephone number and ultimately all the emergencies were falsely reported.
The Fillmore Detective Bureau began an investigation and quickly identified the suspect responsible for these crimes as Pauline Salazar, a Fillmore resident. 
On March 15, 2022, detectives located and arrested Salazar for these crimes.  Detectives and patrol deputies conducted a probation search at Salazar’s residence.  During the probation search, illegal drug paraphernalia was located. 
Salazar and another adult male at the residence were determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance and both were placed under arrest.  In addition, Salazar had an outstanding Ventura County arrest warrant for violation of probation.  
Salazar was booked at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility for being under the influence of a controlled substance, falsely reporting an emergency, and the outstanding warrant.  Her bail was set at $22,500.  Salazar’s next court date is set for March 18, 2022.
Anyone with information pertaining to this crime or any other crimes are urged to contact The Fillmore Police Department at (805) 524-2233 or the below listed detective. The reporting party may remain anonymous.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has established a secure database to log information about who has security cameras.  If you would like to register your information and allow authorities to contact you, should a crime occur in/or near where your cameras are installed we ask that you email the Fillmore Police Department at [email protected].
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Prepared by: Detective Sergeant Hollowell  
News Release Date: March 15, 2022  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Frank Valdez
(805) 947-9128
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Garo Kuredjian, Fillmore Police Chief
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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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