News Story


Unincorporated Area Near Camarillo - Illegal Cockfighting Arena Located
4/22/2013 7:30:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Illegal Cockfighting Arena Located

Report Number:



1700 Block of S. Lewis Rd, Camarillo

Date & Time:

4-21-13 at 8:15 AM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo Patrol Station

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

City of Residence






Deputies from the Ventura Co Sheriff's Office Camarillo Station responded to a call of an illegal cockfight in the rental stables of a ranch in the 1900 Block of S. Lewis Rd.  They found the cockfighting arena, several injured fighting roosters, sharp metal spurs used to tie onto the roosters' feet, and veterinary supplies used to boost the roosters' performance.  20-30 owners/spectators fled upon the deputies' arrival and were not arrested.  Several of the birds had been groomed or trimmed to enhance their fighting ability.  Ventura County Animal Services staff responded and removed 7 injured or endangered roosters. 


Investigators from Patrol and Major Crimes/Agricultural Crimes will be following up to seek those responsible for the arena in the rented stable. 


It is illegal in California to participate for amusement or gain in the fighting of animals including roosters, or to spectate, or permit cockfighting on his/her property. 


Prepared by:

Sgt. Gregg Willson


Media Release Date:



Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Ray Dominguez  (805)384-4726


Approved by:

Capt. J. Hernandez



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).