Roundup: Crash turns fatal in Ventura, Oxnard police seek witnesses to fight, more news

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  • 2022-07-21 20:27:00Z
  • By VC Star | Ventura County Star

Here's a roundup of recent incidents and announcements from Ventura County agencies:

Driver dies after crash into tree

VENTURA - A single-vehicle crash in Ventura Thursday morning left a man dead after he apparently lost control of the vehicle and collided with a tree, authorities said.

The crash was reported shortly before 7:20 a.m. on northbound east Harbor Boulevard, north of Schooner Drive. The area is generally north of Ventura Harbor, near an agricultural field and a residential area.

The driver, whose identity and age were not immediately available, was found dead when officers arrived, according to the Ventura Police Department.

The man was driving northbound on east Harbor Boulevard at what police described as a high speed, lost control of the vehicle and collided with a tree, said Cmdr. Ryan Weeks.

Weeks could not say specifically how fast the car was moving only that it was believed to be a "very high rate of speed." The vehicle had "extensive damage" and appeared to be a silver Mazda SUV, Weeks said.

The driver was the only occupant in the SUV. No other people were involved or injured from the crash. Police said they do not believe alcohol or drugs played a factor.

No further information was immediately available as of 10 a.m. Thursday.

Soccer fight investigation continues

OXNARD - Police seek additional witnesses to a fight that broke out earlier this month during an Oxnard soccer tournament that left a man in critical condition.

The victim was hospitalized July 10 after he was found on the ground and unresponsive from the fight on a field at Oxnard High School, 3400 W. Gonzales Road, according to the Oxnard Police Department.

During the initial investigation, Oxnard police identified one suspect as a 46-year-old man at the tournament who was arrested him on suspicion of felony battery.

Yet, the investigation remains ongoing. Police seek the public's assistance for additional evidence to determine how the assault occurred to identify the people involved.

Detectives are seeking additional witnesses and videos of the fight. Video recordings of the fight can be uploaded and remain anonymous at

Anyone with information can contact Detective Carey Everhart at 805-486-6228 or or Detective Jaime Miranda at 805-385-7547.

Arrest made in armed robbery

OXNARD - A man was arrested Wednesday morning after a months-long investigation of an armed robbery at a credit union in northeast Oxnard.

According to the Oxnard Police Department, the man entered the CBC Federal Credit Union at 2151 E. Gonzales Road on March 11 and allegedly brandished a handgun.

The suspect reportedly jumped over the counter and demanded money from the manager. After receiving an undisclosed sum, the man fled and was not found, authorities said.

Investigators later identified the suspect as a 59-year-old Oxnard resident. He was located outside of a residence on the 1000 block of Will Avenue in the El Rio neighborhood Wednesday morning and taken into custody without incident, police said.

He was booked into Ventura County main jail for felony second degree robbery and felony false Imprisonment by violence, jail records show. His bail was set at $1 million.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Ricardo Vega at 805-385-8291 or

Cytlalli Salgado is a breaking news reporter for the Ventura County Star. She can be reached by calling 805-437-0257 or emailing

This article originally appeared on Ventura County Star: 1 dead in Ventura crash, soccer fight investigation in Oxnard, more


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