The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department arrested the former operations manager of Aviara Real Estate in Thousand Oaks on July 26, on suspicion of stealing more than $1 million from the business, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department announced July 26. Dana Hiscock Vines was arrested in Malibu and faces 18 felony counts of grand theft, the Read More →
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The cannabis grower who bribed a San Luis Obispo County supervisor has been sentenced to 22 months in federal prison. Helios Dayspring, who also goes by “Bobby,” was sentenced on May 27 by U.S. District Judge André Birotte Jr. in his Los Angeles courtroom. Dayspring has also paid $3.4 million to the IRS as restitution Read More →
Ventura County prosecutors announced guilty pleas in a retail theft case on Jan. 14, a week after sheriff’s deputies in the county arrested two brothers in connection with a separate case of theft from department stores. Each case involved alleged six-figure losses. The arrests and guilty pleas come on the heels of reported increases in Read More →
The tri-county region counts on low crime rates as a foundation for the claim that it is a terrific, if expensive, place to work and live. That’s why Staff Writer Brooke Holland’s front-page story on retail crime in the current edition of Pacific Coast Business Times is worth a close look — and worth action Read More →
The tri-county region hasn’t seen any of the “flash mob” burglaries that have grabbed headlines in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, but 2021 did bring increases in commercial burglaries across the region. Data gathered by the Business Times from county sheriff’s departments shows increases in commercial burglaries in areas patrolled by sheriff’s Read More →
Two brothers from Los Angeles were arrested in connection with organized retail thefts in Ventura County of jewelry valued at more than $21,500, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department announced Jan. 12. Vardan Gevorgyan, 30, of North Hollywood, and Raphael Gevorgyan, 37, of Van Nuys, were arrested Jan. 7 in Los Angeles by Ventura County sheriff’s Read More →