News Story


Countywide - More Arrests Made During Operation Broken Heart
6/2/2014 2:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Ventura County Sheriff's Office participation in 'Operation Broken Heart'

Report Number:



Ventura County

Date & Time:

Month of May

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Office

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

City of Residence


Outstanding Suspects


Caleb Dean Debinion


Steven Graben




City of Thousand Oaks


City of Ventura







The Ventura County Sheriff's Office recently participated in a nationwide month-long action named 'Operation Broken Heart.' In the month of May, investigators from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office conducted compliance checks on high profile registered sex offenders throughout the county. The compliance checks were part of the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) grant. California state law requires persons convicted of specific sexual assault crimes to register with the agency where they reside.


Nineteen of the 28 registered sex offenders were in compliance with their registration requirement.  A few of the registrants were not contacted because they were not home or had moved.  Sheriff's detectives will follow-up to determine if the registrants are out-of-compliance. 

The following Registered Sex Offenders were in violation of their registration terms and have warrants for their arrest.  Please contact your local police department if seen.


'           Caleb Dean Debinion Age 25 from the city Thousand Oaks


'           Steven Graben Age 56 from the city of Ventura





Prepared by:

Sgt. Anthony Aguirre


Media Release Date:

June 2, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Investigator Jim Botting 805-384-4743


Approved by:

Captain Chris Dunn



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).