Press Release

 

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

                                                                       

Narrative:  

 

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