Heather Locklear arrested after alleged battery
Thousand Oaks resident and celebrity Heather Locklear was arrested on Sunday, June 24, after allegedly battering a police officer and emergency personnel, her second arrest in less than a month. Hours after the alleged incident, emergency crews responded to reports of an overdose at the actress’s home.
Locklear, 56, was arrested on Sunday night and booked early Monday morning after officers responded to reports of a disturbance at her home. Officers allege that Locklear was heavily intoxicated and arguing with friends and family before attacking deputies, ultimately kicking a medic in the chest. She is being held on $20,000 bail.
Best known for her roles in Melrose Place and Dynasty, Locklear was arrested in February for battering a police officer and domestic violence and in mid-June was hospitalized for a psychiatric evaluation.
Following her return home on Tuesday, officers received a call regarding an overdose at the actress’s home. A patient was transported to the local hospital, but authorities did not identify who that person was.
Simi man pleads guilty to impersonating ICE agent
A man in dire need of a guitar has pleaded guilty to falsely impersonating an ICE agent after an incident involving a 15-year-old boy and a missed sales opportunity.
Farad Gharagozlou Bell, 63, entered the plea on Thursday, June 22, stemming from an incident that occurred on Dec. 2, 2017.
Bell admitted to displaying a badge that identified him as a special agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which he used to order the victim out of a vehicle. Bell was angry that the boy had sold a guitar that he was interested in buying, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Bell also admitted to patting the boy down for weapons and looking through the boy’s cellphone without permission. Police responded to the scene after a witness reported the incident wherein Bell identified himself using the fake badge emblazoned with three Homeland Security seals.
As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors will recommend that Bell be sentenced to home detention and community service, but he faces a maximum of three years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 1.
Two Oxnard men shot in back
In less than 24 hours as of Sunday, June 24, two Oxnard men have been shot.
Police say that around 4:45 p.m. near the 200 block of Cuesta del Mar Drive a 23-year-old resident was shot in the lower back and was taken to St. John’s Regional Medical Center and treated for a non-life-threatening wound.
The previous night, Saturday, June 23, another Oxnard man had been shot in the back in Oxnard’s Lemonwood Eastmont neighborhood. While police say that they do not believe the incidents to be related, authorities are asking anyone with information regarding either case to call the Oxnard Police Department at 805-385-7796.
Officer K-9 leads to cooperative suspect in Ventura
A K-9 unit was needed to subdue a man on the property of the Old Mission in downtown Ventura on Sunday, June 24.
Police responded to a call at 7:06 a.m. when parish staff, who live onsite, reported that a man had allegedly broken through the front door and was inside. Daniel Gutierrez, 33, was allegedly asked to exit the premises but officers say that he was allegedly uncooperative and refused to leave. When the K-9 unit was deployed, however, Gutierrez cooperated immediately, say officers.
Officers say that after an investigation, Gutierrez was arrested on suspicion of vandalism to a church, which is a felony, police said, plus misdemeanor offenses including methamphetamine and paraphernalia possession as well as unlawful entry.
Bail was set at $60,000.