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Friday March 10th, 2023 :: 04:41 p.m. PST


Media Release Three Arrested for Firearms and Narcotics Violation

Nature of Incident: Three Arrested for Firearms and Narcotics Violation
Report Number: 23-30906, 23-31158 and 23-26547
Location: 11000 block of Nardo Street, Saticoy
400 block of Brevard Avenue, Ventura
Date & Time: 3/09/2023 @ 9:00 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Special Enforcement Unit – West County
Thousand Oaks Detectives
Fillmore Detectives
Camarillo Special Enforcement Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Guinn, Joseph
(S) Kenyon, Kerri
(S) Henry, John
During the month of February 2023, a series of storage unit burglaries occurred in the city of Thousand Oaks. Thousand Oaks Detectives followed up with the call for service and as a result, issued a probable case want for Joseph Guinn stemming from the burglaries.
On March 8, 2023, the West County Special Enforcement Unit began an investigation into Guinn for multiple felony warrants that were issued for his arrest. During this investigation, detectives learned Guinn was living with his girlfriend, Kerri Kenyon, at the 11000 block of Nardo Street in the unincorporated area of Saticoy.
On March 9, 2023, the West County Special Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of Fillmore Detectives and the Camarillo Special Enforcement Unit, located Guinn at Kenyon’s residence. Detectives observed Guinn and Kenyon driving in the 400 block of Brevard Avenue in Ventura. Detectives conducted an enforcement stop on the vehicle and during the incident, Guinn tossed a loaded firearm out of the vehicle. Guinn and Kenyon were taken into custody and the firearm was secured as evidence. The firearm seized was an unregistered firearm commonly referred to as a “Ghost Gun”. Additionally, Guinn and Kenyon both had methamphetamine located on their persons.
Incident to Guinn and Kenyon’s arrest, detectives searched Guinn’s vehicle and found additional narcotics and drug paraphernalia.
Detectives arrested Guinn for being a convicted felon in possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, felon in possession of a concealed firearm, unlawful transfer of a firearm, a felon in possession of ammunition and two counts of felony burglary. Additionally, Guinn was booked on three outstanding warrants for his arrest. Detectives arrested Kenyon for possession of a controlled substance. Both Guinn and Kenyon were transported and booked into the Main Jail.
West County Special Enforcement Unit detectives obtained a signed search warrant for Kenyon and Guinn’s residence. During the service of the search warrant, John Henry, was contacted at the residence. Detectives located an unregistered .22 caliber rifle, ammunition, and methamphetamine in Henry’s room. Detectives arrested Henry for felony possession of a controlled substance with a firearm and unlawful transfer of a firearm. Henry was transported and booked into the Main Jail.
Guinn remains in custody with a total bail amount of $235,000. Guinn’s next court date is set for March 13, 2023. Kenyon was released from custody and has a scheduled court date set for May 8, 2023. Henry remains in custody with a total bail amount of $50,000. Henry’s next court date is set for March 13, 2023.
The West County Special Enforcement Unit is comprised of eight detectives, who focus on protecting West County communities by actively investigating illegal firearm activities. The Sheriff’s Office has seen an increase of unlawful firearm activities in Ventura County, including illegal “ghost guns”.  If you have any information about illegal weapons, please contact Detective Matt Smith at 805-797-2891.    
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank members of the public for their on-going support and due diligence in providing information to assist our agency in solving crimes. We are better at what we do because of our community partnerships.
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Prepared by: Senior Deputy Matt Smith  
News Release Date: 03/10/2023  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Rafael Abreu
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Detective Diego Estrada
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Booking Photo Release:
Captain Ron Chips
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