News Story


Investigators Complete Sex Registrant Compliance ''Sweep''
7/20/2015 5:30:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Investigators Complete Sex Registrant Compliance 'Sweep'

Report Number:



City and County areas of Ojai Valley

Date & Time:

7/18/2015  -  Between 0800 and 1400 hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau

Ojai Police Department Investigations Unit









On Saturday, 7-18-15, between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM, investigators drove to the residences of 43 registered sex offenders in the Ojai Valley area, to confirm each registrant was in compliance with reporting requirements, per section 290 of the California Penal Code. During the operation, investigators met with 29 of the registrants and confirmed they were in compliance. Of the remaining 14 registrants, 6 were away from home, 1 had moved to another jurisdiction and was in the process of registering, and 7 were not located or were no longer living at their registered address. Investigators will be following up on locating the remaining, outstanding individuals for possible criminal prosecution.


The Ventura County Sheriff's Office will be conducting similar sweeps on an ongoing basis, to verify registered sex offenders are living at their reported residences and in compliance with any probation or parole terms. The compliance checks are funded by the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE / ELEAS) Grant.


Residents of Ventura County can visit the Megan's Law website ( to familiarize themselves with the sex registrants in their community.


Prepared by:

Sergeant Ryan Clark

Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau / Sexual Assault Unit



News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Ryan Clark

(805) 384-4721



Approved by:

Captain Melissa Smith

Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau



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).