News Story


Fillmore - Man Arrested for Negligently Discharging Firearm at New Years Celebration
1/2/2015 7:03:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Recklessly Discharging  a Firearm During the Holiday Season

Report Number:



1100 block of Mockingbird Lane

Date & Time:

January 1, 2015 @ 20:580 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Fillmore Police Department

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

City of Residence


(S)  Vargas, Alfonso




On the evening of New Year's day, Alfonso Vargas attended a party on the 1100 block of Mockingbird.  While at the party, he produced a hand gun and fired 4 to 6 shots into the backyard of the residence.  Neighbors reported hearing the gun fire and called for police assistance.  Deputies responded and identified Mr. Vargas as the suspect in the illegal shooting. 


Mr. Vargas was located at the party in possession of a semi-auto hand gun at the time the deputies made contact. Mr. Vargas was arrested and charged with 243.3(a) PC, Negligent Discharge of a Firearm and 30305 (a) (1) PC, A Person Prohibited from Possessing a Firearm. He was booked into the Ventura County Pre-Trial Facility.


The public is reminded that firing firearms in celebration of the holidays and other events is a crime and always dangerous.  This is especially true in areas with greater population density like our cities and rural communities. 


Prepared by:

Dave Wareham, Captain


News Release Date:

January 2, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Javier Chavez, Detective- 805-524-2233


Approved by:

John Reilly, Captain



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).