News Story


Todd Road Jail - Inmate Death
4/18/2013 1:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident: Inmate Death              


Location:  Todd Road Jail Facility, Ventura / Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura                 

Unit Responsible:  Major Crimes Unit and Detention Services Legal Unit    


Decedent:                                           Address                                                        Age

Pamela Bucciarelle                          Simi Valley                                   56




Major Crimes detectives and Jail personnel are investigating a Todd Road Jail inmate death that occurred at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura.  The death appears to be from natural causes.  There was no indication of violence or suspicious circumstances.


On April 17, 2013, at approximately 3:15 a.m., Bucciarelle became ill in her cell at the Todd Road Jail.  Deputies and jail medical staff responded immediately and rendered aid.   Ventura County Fire personnel and paramedics were summoned and Bucciarelle was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by ambulance.  She was pronounced dead at about 6:00 a.m. by hospital staff.   


The cause of death is under investigation by the Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit, pending an autopsy by the Medical Examiner.



Officer Preparing Release: Sergeant Dave Lareva


Follow-up Contact:  Senior Deputy Bill Therrien                                              


Date of Release: April 18, 2013   


Approved by: Captain Eric Dowd