News Story


Headquarters Station Deputies and Sheriff's Gang Unit Arrest Suspects for Stealing Vehicle and Narcotics Violations
8/30/2014 3:40:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Stolen Vehicle Arrests

Report Number:



11200 Block of Nardo Street, unincorporated area known as Saticoy

Date & Time:

08/29/2014 @ 1230 Hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Headquarters Patrol, Sheriff's Gang Unit

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty (D)ecedent

City of Residence


(S) Jose Puga

(S) Victor Flores

(S) Jesus Alvarez









On 08/29/2014, at about 1200 hours, Headquarters Patrol units located a stolen black Chevy Impala in the 11200 block of Nardo Street which is located in the unincorporated area of Ventura known as Saticoy.  The Sheriff's Gang Unit responded to the area and observed Jose Puga, Victor Flores, and Jesus Alvarez associating near the vehicle.  All three suspects are documented gang members of the same criminal street gang. 


A records check showed Jose Puga was on active parole for robbery and had active felony warrants for his arrest. 


Puga and Flores left in the stolen vehicle towards Santa Paula.  They were stopped a short time later in Santa Paula by the Sheriff's Gang Unit and Headquarters Patrol units.  Puga and Flores were taken into custody for vehicle theft.  A search ensued and controlled substances were located inside the vehicle.  In addition to vehicle theft, both Puga and Flores were arrested for a transportation of a controlled substance and gang allegations. 


After the arrests, the Sheriff's Gang Unit conducted a follow-up investigation in the 11200 block of Nardo Street and contacted the third suspect, Jesus Alvarez.  Alvarez was arrested for conspiracy to commit a crime with gang allegations. 


All three suspects were booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility.


Prepared by:

Detective Jarrod Foote #4423


Media Release Date:



Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Gabriel Gonzales @ 805-654-3548


Approved by:

Captain Patti Salas



VenturaCounty Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leadsto the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for thiscrime.  The caller may remainanonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).