News Story

 

Sheriff's Gang Unit Arrest Suspects from Fillmore for Assault Weapons/Narcotics Possession & Child Endangerment
11/3/2014 1:20:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Assault Weapons/ Narcotics Sales/ Child Endangerment

Report Number:

14-24950

Location:

100 block of North Hubbard Avenue, San Fernando, LA County

Date & Time:

10/31/2014 0800

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Gang Unit

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

City of Residence

Age

Velgara, Salvador

Cruz, Joanna

Fillmore

San Fernando

26

24

 

Narrative:

On 10/31/2014, the Sheriff's Gang Unit served a search warrant in the city of San Fernando. The target of the search warrant was Salvador Velgara, who is a known gang member from the City of Fillmore and was suspected of illegal firearms and narcotics activity.

 

During the search warrant, several firearms (including an unregistered assault weapon), numerous rounds of ammunition and narcotics were located. Two children were found living at the location. Ventura County Sheriff's Narcotics Detectives responded and conducted a Drug Endangered Children investigation. Child Protective Services responded to the scene and took the children into protective custody.

 

Velgara, a convicted felon, was arrested for possession of narcotics for sale while armed with a loaded, operable firearm, possession of an assault weapon, felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, and street terrorism. Cruz was arrested for felony child endangerment, possession of narcotics for sale while armed with a loaded, operable firearm, and possession of an assault weapon. At the time of this arrest, Velgara was out on $100,000 bail from a prior firearms arrest in August 2014.

 

Velarga is in custody at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility pending arraignment in lieu of $500,000.00 bail. Cruz is in custody at the Todd Road Jail pending arraignment in lieu of $250,000.00 bail.

 

Prepared by:

Detective J. Holt

 

Media Release Date:

11/3/2014

 

Follow-Up Contact:

Ventura County Sheriff's Gang Unit (805)645-1346

 

Approved by:

Captain Patti Salas