News Story


Illegal Firearm Possession Arrest
11/3/2017 6:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Illegal Firearm possession arrest

Report Number:

RB# 17-168187


200 block of Blaine Avenue, Fillmore

Date & Time:

10/26/17 2230 hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Fillmore Patrol Station/ Sheriff's Gang Unit/

Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit


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

City of Residence

(S) Cassidy, Kelly 





On October 26, 2017, Fillmore Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a subject shooting in the air in his backyard.  Deputies arrived on scene and contacted a confrontational subject who was later identified as Kelly Cassidy.  Cassidy refused to comply with officer's directions and was confrontational, but was ultimately restrained and arrested.  During the initial investigation, it was determined that Cassidy had fired a gun on his property in gross negligence.  A handgun was located in Cassidy's garage near where the discharge took place.  Cassidy was arrested for PC 148(a), resisting arrest, HS 11550(e), under the influence of a controlled substance while in possession of a loaded operable firearm, and PC 246.3(a), discharging a firearm with negligence. 


Cassidy had been the subject of a 2 month-long investigation involving illegal firearm purchases and sales and also illegal narcotic activity by Sheriff's Detectives.


On October 31, 2017, members of the Sheriff's Gang Unit and with the assistance of the Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at Kelly Cassidy's residence in the City of Fillmore.  During the search, 12 firearms were seized, including several unregistered firearms and firearms registered to subjects living outside of the county.  Detectives believe some of the firearms were illegally purchased or transferred.   


Additionally, approximately 60 pounds of marijuana and multiple illegal plants of peyote were located and believed to have been a part of an illegal drug sales operation. 


Cassidy was additionally charged with other firearm and narcotic charges based on the contraband seized during the search warrant. He is being held in Ventura County Jail on $200,000 bail.

Members of the public are reminded that it is illegal to buy, sell, loan, or transfer a firearm in the State of California without the assistance of a licensed firearms dealer and a Department of Justice background check.    


Anyone with further information regarding this investigation or any information on illegal firearms is encouraged to contact Detective Erik Hernandez at 805-654-2856 or email



Prepared by:



Det. Erik Hernandez #4533



News Release Date:





Media Follow-Up Contact:


Det. Erik Hernandez #4533

Office: 805-654-3548



Approved by:

Captain Todd Inglis