News Story


Camarillo/ Homicide Investigation
12/1/2011 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Homicide Investigation

Report Number:



300 Block of Arneill Road, Camarillo

Date & Time:

11/28/2011 / 3:45 P.M.

Unit Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses (D)ecedent

City of Residence


Victim:  Juan Carlos Valadez


18 Years


On 11/28/11, at about 3:45 P.M., Victim Juan Carlos Valadez was walking in an alley at the above location.  A known suspect confronted Valadez and Valadez ran away. The suspect chased Valadez in the alley and caught him near the intersection of Arneill Road.  The suspect stabbed Valadez and then fled the area with at least two other males.   Paramedics were summoned and attempted to aid Valadez but he succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene. 


The incident is believed to be gang related as both the victim and suspect(s) are known to be affiliated with rival Camarillo area gangs. 


On 11/29/11 at about 3:00 P.M., Major Crimes Investigators and Camarillo P.D. Detectives, working around the clock, made an arrest of a 15 year-old male in connection with the homicide. This investigation is ongoing and the search for others involved in this crime is also continuing. 


Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information about the outstanding suspect(s) is asked to contact the Ventura County Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau at (805) 477-7000 or the Ventura County Sheriff's Communications Center at (805) 654-9511.


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Detective Greg Sharp

Media Release Date:


Follow-Up Contact:

Captain Mike Aranda (805) 654-2417

Approved by:

Captain Brent Kerr

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).