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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday February 8th, 2023 :: 12:27 p.m. PST


Camarillo Gang Member Arrested for Illegal Firearms Possession

Nature of Incident: Camarillo Gang Member Arrested for Illegal Firearms Possession
Report Number: 23-15399
Location: 200 Block of South Glenn Drive, Camarillo
Date & Time: 02/03/23 at 8:00 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Police Department – Patrol
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Camarillo Police Department – Special Enforcement Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Daniel Cervantes Camarillo 21
Collaboration between the Camarillo Police Department and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation leads to the arrest of a Camarillo criminal street gang member for illegal firearms possession. 
Daniel Cervantes has previously been convicted of felony violations of California Penal Code § 245 (a)(1) – Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon and California Penal Code § 25850 (c)(6) – Felony Carrying a Loaded Firearm.  Cervantes was paroled from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in January of 2023. Cervantes is a documented member of a Camarillo criminal street gang.
On 02/03/2023, Cervantes’ parole officer contacted the Camarillo Special Enforcement Unit to facilitate a parole search of Cervantes. Patrol deputies assigned to the Camarillo Police Department responded and contacted Cervantes in the 200 block of South Glenn Drive, Camarillo.  Upon contact, the patrol deputies found Cervantes to be associating with several other Camarillo criminal street gang members. Further investigation revealed Cervantes was in possession of a loaded firearm.  Cervantes was subsequently arrested for being in violation of California Penal Code § 29900 (a)(1) – Felony Possession of a Firearm, PC § 30305 (a)(1) – Felon in Possession of Ammunition, and California Penal Code § 3056 – Parole Hold.
The Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail is comprised of five detectives who focus their efforts on issues affecting the quality of life for the law-abiding citizens of Camarillo. Anyone with information about criminal activity occurring within the city of Camarillo is encouraged to contact the Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail (SED) at (805) 388-5100. Callers can remain anonymous. Information can also be provided via email at [email protected]
Prepared by: Senior Deputy Dustin Heersche  
News Release Date: February 7, 2023  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Frank Corona
(805) 388-5114
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Jason B. Hendren
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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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