VCSD: Camarillo traffic stop leads to various charges filed against SP man
By Peggy Kelly
Santa Paula News
Published: February 06, 2013
A Santa Paula man stopped in Camarillo for a traffic violation almost a month ago was arrested again Friday in connection with possessing stolen property and controlled substances for sale.
According to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, on January 11 deputies stopped an Acura sedan in Camarillo for a traffic violation and identified the driver as Baldomero Alamillo, a 28-year-old resident of Santa Paula. While talking to Alamillo, the deputies “smelled an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle,” and during a search of the Acura a loaded semi-automatic handgun and additional ammunition were located, as well as a knife.
A records check on the handgun revealed Alamillo was not the registered owner. The deputies attempted to locate the registered owner of the handgun, with negative results. Alamillo was arrested on charges of carrying a loaded concealed firearm and knife, officials said.
The Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail and the Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit were contacted to find the registered owner. Once the owner was located, detectives were told that the handgun they had found on January 11 plus three additional firearms and other property were stolen in 2008.
On Friday, February 1 at about 9:05 a.m. deputies from the units served a search warrant at Alamillo’s Santa Paula home in the 400 block of Acacia Road. The VCSD stated that the search of Alamillo’s vehicle and residence revealed he was in possession of marijuana and cocaine, along with “corresponding evidence indicating he is involved in narcotic sales.” Deputies located two additional firearms and ammunition that were also seized as evidence.
Alamillo was arrested and booked at the Ventura County Main Jail for suspicion of being in possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance for sale.
The VRSD is asking anyone having information about this case to call Detective Francisco Jauregui at 805-388-5113. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Ventura County Crime Stoppers can also be contacted by texting “Busted” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Crime Stopper Tips can also be sent via the website, www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org.
Tipsters can be eligible to receive a $1,000 reward.