News Story


Fillmore Gang Member Arrested for Firearms Charges
4/24/2015 12:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Gang Member Arrested for Firearms Charges

Report Number:



600 Block of Ventura St., Fillmore, CA

Date & Time:

4/23/15 @ 7:15 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Fillmore Police Department

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

City of Residence


(S) Herrera, Jose Martin




On April, 23, 2015, deputies with the Fillmore Police Department were working a gang suppression detail under a CalGRIP (California Gang Reduction Intervention Program) grant. At approximately 7:15 PM, they contacted two men in the 600 block of Ventura St. in Fillmore. During the contact, the deputies found Fillmore resident Jose Martin Herrera in possession of a loaded handgun. Herrera was quickly and safely taken into custody and no one was injured during the arrest. The handgun had been reported stolen during a residential burglary in Piru in April 2014. Herrera, a documented gang member, was booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility on the following charges:


25850(a) PC ' Carrying a loaded firearm in public (Felony)

25400(a)(2) PC ' Carrying a concealed firearm (Felony)

29800(a)(1) PC ' Convicted felon in possession of a firearm (Felony)

30305(a)(1) PC ' Convicted felon in possession of ammunition (Felony)

27545 PC PC ' Illegal transfer of a firearm (Felony)

186.22(b)(1) PC ' Participation in a criminal street gang (Felony)



Prepared by:

Sergeant Kevin Vaden


News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Mario Aguilar (805-524-2233)



Approved by:


Captain Mark Franke



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).