News Story


Probation Searches / Ojai Valley
6/5/2017 3:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Probation Searches






Ojai Valley

Date & Time:

May 26th 2017,

Unit(s) Responsible:

West County Patrol, Ojai Station

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

City of Residence

John Morgan

Aiden Moore

Monica Otto

Michael Farmer

Dylan Merry

Jasmine Wolpe

Teressa Kennedy

Vincent DeAlba


Oak View

Oak View

Oak View

Oak View

Oak View

Oak View

Oak View

Oak View


On Friday May 26th, 2017, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office Ojai Valley Station deployed 4 deputies into the field for the purpose of conducting probation / parole sweeps in the unincorporated area of the Ojai Valley.  Patrol deputies assigned to the Ojai Valley Station wanted to take a proactive approach and focus the searches primarily on drug users and thieves.  This operation was funded by a California State grant for supervising post-release and serious habitual offenders, due to state prison realignment. 


The objective of the operation was to take a zero-tolerance approach to enforcing the individuals probation / parole terms as outlined by the court.  At approximately 8 AM, Sheriff's Deputies began knocking on doors of the 3 targeted residences.  The residential searches were focused in Oak View.   


The operation netted 8 arrests, for charges that included the following: Under the influence of controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of narcotics, and a parole violation. 


Subjects were either given a citation and released or booked into the Ventura County Jail.



Prepared by:

Captain James Fryhoff


News Release Date:

June 1st, 2017


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Shane Matthews 805-947-8200


Approved by:

Captain James Fryhoff