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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday April 17th, 2019 :: 09:05 p.m. PDT

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News Story - Assault Weapon Arrest

Nature of Incident: Probationer arrested for illegal possession of an assault rifle.
Report Number: 19-56699
Location: 2700 block of Edgeview Court, Thousand Oaks
Date & Time: 04/13/19 @ 10:00 AM
Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Age
(S) Rivas, Cory Thousand Oaks 31
Narrative:
On 04/13/19, the Camarillo Police Special Enforcement Detail conducted a probation search on Cory Rivas and located a loaded and unregistered AR-15 assault rifle at his residence.
 
On 04/13/19, at about 10:00 AM, members of the Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Cory Rivas near his residence in the 2700 block of Edgeview Court in Thousand Oaks. Rivas is currently on probation in Ventura County for drug related charges. Detectives were also aware he had an active Ventura County misdemeanor warrant for his arrest for a violation of probation. As a result of the traffic stop, Rivas was arrested for the misdemeanor warrant. During a search of Rivas’ vehicle pursuant to his probation search terms, detectives located paraphernalia commonly used by people to ingest illegal drugs, such as heroin and methamphetamine. Detectives also believed Rivas was showing indications that he was under the influence of illegal drugs.
 
Following the arrest, members of the Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail conducted a probation search at Rivas’ residence. During the search they located an AR-15 style “assault” rifle in plain view in Rivas’ bedroom. This rifle appeared to be fully functional with a threaded barrel, pistol grip, telescoping stock and did not have a “fixed magazine” as defined in California Penal Code 30515. In addition, the AR-15 rifle did not have a serial number and it was not registered with the California Department of Justice. Ammunition and paraphernalia used to smoke illegal drugs were also found near the rifle. The rifle, ammunition and drug paraphernalia were all seized as evidence. 
 
As a result of this investigation, Rivas was arrested for 11550(e) HS/ Under the influence of a controlled substance with a firearm, 29800(a)(1) PC / Possession of a firearm by a drug addict, and 30605(a) PC / Possession of an assault weapon. Rivas was booked into the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility with a pending court date.
 
The Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail will aggressively investigate all cases involving public safety and suspected illegal weapons / firearms possession. The Camarillo Police Department’s Special Enforcement Detail is a plain clothes unit that conducts a variety of investigations of crimes occurring within the City of Camarillo. The goal of SED is to reduce property crime and violent crime through investigations and directed enforcement. Anyone with information regarding illegal weapons possession is encouraged to contact the Camarillo Police Department at 805-388-5100.
 
 
 
Prepared by: Sergeant Peter Frank  
News Release Date: 04/17/19  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Deputy Chris Dyer
805-535-0270
 
 
Approved by:
 
 
 
Captain Shane Matthews
 
 
 
 
             
 
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).
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