Oxnard - Ten Arrested in Narcotics Raid at 'Compound'
2/8/2014 10:00:00 AM
Nature of Incident:
1500 block Cypress St, Oxnard. 1700 block Del Prado Dr, Camarillo
Date & Time:
February 7, 2014
Sheriff's Narcotics Bureau, West County Street Team
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent
City of Residence
Beginning in November 2013, Sheriff's narcotics detectives started receiving information of criminal activity occurring at a property in the 1500 block of Cypress St, Oxnard. Preliminary information was that this location, known locally as 'The Compound', was involved in narcotics sales, stolen vehicles, identity theft, prostitution and weapon sales. As the investigation progressed, it was discovered that several other local law enforcement agencies had received similar information. Detectives were able to identify a residence in the City of Camarillo believed to be affiliated with the Compound.
On February 7, 2014, members of the Sheriff's Narcotics Bureau, Intelligence Unit, Gang Unit, and Transportation Unit, the Oxnard Police Department, and VENCATT (a stolen vehicle task force), served a search warrant at the Compound. Investigators located several people living in and around the property in illegal buildings, tents, and recreational vehicles. During the search a loaded handgun, approximately one half ounce of methamphetamine, heroin, stolen equipment from the Pleasant Valley Parks Department, and common household items often used in the conversion of methamphetamine were found. The following arrests were made:
Joseph Ortega: Possession of narcotics for sale, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, under the influence of a controlled substance while armed.
Kemo Parker: Possession of a controlled substance.
Kyle Delaware: Under the influence of a controlled substance.
Teira Pettiford-Newton: Under the influence of a controlled substance.
Christina Carrillo: Under the influence of a controlled substance.
Griselda Zaragoza: Under the influence of a controlled substance.
Kenneth Finberg: Misdemeanor warrant
The City of Oxnard Code Enforcement Division responded a found several code violations that resulted in the tagging of several structures as uninhabitable.
A search warrant was also served at the residence in the 1700 block of Del Prado Dr., Camarillo. During this search, investigators found that concentrated cannabis, commonly known as 'Honey Oil', was being manufactured at the residence. Three subjects from this residence were arrested for the following charges:
Angel Combest: Manufacturing concentrated cannabis.
Jennifer Peterson: Possession of narcotic paraphernalia.
Megan Lager: Possession and Under the influence of a controlled substance.
At the conclusion of the operation, investigators were contacted by several residents and business owners who expressed their appreciation for conducting this investigation. Detectives were told that the Compound, and those who frequent it, bring crime and drug use to the area.
Sgt Mike Horne
Media Release Date:
February 8, 2014
Capt Don Aguilar
Captain Rob Davidson