News Story


Off-Highway Vehicle Grant
3/3/2016 12:45:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Off-Highway Vehicle Grant


Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station

Date & Time:

March 3, 2016

Unit(s) Responsible:

West County Patrol Services/Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station


The Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station, is applying for a grant from the California State Park Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division.  This 2016 State Parks grant budget is anticipated to be about $5,200,000 designated for distribution to law enforcement agencies within the state.  The Sheriff's Office is seeking approximately $75,530 of the designated funds.


The Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station jurisdictional area is approximately 610 square miles in the northern backcountry of Ventura County.  This includes areas of the Los Padres National Forest and Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area.  These areas include approximately 300 miles of dedicated recreational Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trails.  Deputies assigned to the Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station regularly patrol these OHV areas and are subject to call outs for OHV related collisions and search and rescue calls for service.


The funds being sought will enable deputies to establish off-highway patrols in an effort to provide information and education, as well as enforcement actions as needed. The grant application can be viewed and your comment(s) can be submitted at the California State Parks OHV Division website  Comments can be made from March 8, 2016 through April 4, 2016.


Prepared by:

Deputy Matthew Caezza / Lockwood Valley Station


News Release Date:

March 3, 2016


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Deputy Caezza or Deputy Knowlton (661) 245-3829


Approved by:

Captain David Kenney



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).