Resumen de la Costa Central / Central Coast roundup

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Por/By KEYT-EL LATINO
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El Departamento del Alguacil del Condado de Ventura (VCSO), está investigando un tiroteo que ocurrió en un vestuario del Departamento de Policía de Ventura.

Un policía de 47 años de edad fue trasladado al hospital para recibir tratamiento de lo que parecía ser una herida de tiro infligida por uno mismo.

El oficial fue encontrado por sus compañeros y le proporcionaron ayuda médica mientras personal de emergencia estaba en camino.

El agente fue llevado al hospital en estado crítico y fue inmediatamente llevado a cirugía.

Su condición no está clara hasta el momento de esta nota, y el VCSO informó que ningún otro oficial resultó herido en el incidente.

El tiroteo está siendo investigado por el VCSO y la Fiscalía del Condado de Ventura.

TRES MUERTOS EN VENTURA

Un conductor que viajaba de manera equivocada dejó tres personas muertas tras un choque violento en Ventura, según la Patrulla de Carreteras de California (CHP).

El accidente ocurrió aproximadamente a las 12:03 de la noche del jueves involucrando un Toyota Scion 2008 y un Nissan Versa 2011.

La CHP informó que el conductor del Scion se dirigía de manera equivocada, y ha sido identificado sólo como un hombre de 34 años de edad de Santa Paula, quien se estrelló en el Versa momentos después de haber sido detectado por un oficial del CHP.

De acuerdo a la CHP el oficial iba en la autopista 101 a la altura del Oxnard Boulevard a las 12:01 de la mañana cuando vio el Scion viajando en sentido contrario, a lo que el agente salió y volvió a entrar en la autopista que va al norte, tratando de mantener el ritmo con el conductor de la ruta equivocada, mientras esperaba para que más patrullas se colocaran en posición de detener con seguridad el vehículo,.

Pero dos minutos después el Scion chocó con el Versa, donde se transportaban dos personas, el conductor era un hombre de 25 años de Riverside, y una pasajera de 28 años de edad de Lake Elsinore.

Las tres personas fueron declaradas muertas en la escena por el personal del cuerpo de bomberos.

El choque sigue siendo investigado por la CHP de Ventura, cualquiera que haya presenciado el accidente se le pide que llame al 805.662.2640.

GRUPO DE TRABAJO

Una protesta fuera de una reunión del Consejo de la Ciudad de Santa Bárbara en marzo llevó a la creación del Grupo de Trabajo de Protección de Inquilinos.

El organizador de Santa Bárbara, Frank Rodríguez, dijo que no hablarán de control de alquileres porque es demasiado político, pero hablarán de maneras de proteger a los inquilinos de los desalojos.

El grupo de trabajo se reunió por primera vez el jueves en el Franklin Center.

Rodríguez enfatizó que el Grupo de Trabajo está estudiando “opciones viables para ayudar con los derechos de los inquilinos, incluyendo asistir contra los desalojos injustos y asegurarse que la gente no viva en malas condiciones”.

El líder comunitario además, indicó que SB tiene una crisis de vivienda.

Muchos de los trabajadores de la industria se ven obligados a desplazarse porque no pueden pagar los alquileres locales.

“No debemos empujar a la gente a Lompoc o al condado de Ventura”, increpó Rodríguez.

El organizador apoya una ordenanza que requeriría que los terratenientes explicaran el motivo de los desalojos”.

El grupo de trabajo se reunirá mensualmente de acá hasta noviembre.

La próxima reunión se llevará a cabo en el Franklin Center el 24 de agosto, de 4-6 p.m..

SM: FISCALÍA PEDIRÁ FONDOS PARA COMBATIR A LA MS-13

La Fiscal del SBCDA, Joyce Dudley, dice que mientras lo que ella llama el mayor caso contra la pandilla MS-13 en el país avanza, su oficina está pidiendo fondos federales.

“Podríamos utilizar más recursos en términos de procesamiento del caso MS-13”, explica Dudley.

La Fiscal manifiesta que su oficina continúa con su trabajo de procesamiento de presuntos miembros de pandillas del MS-13 que aterrorizaron Santa María supuestamente matando a varias personas en 2015 y principios de 2016.

“Si de hecho el objetivo es librar al país de los miembros de las pandillas de la MS-13, es importante que también den a las autoridades locales lo que necesitan para precisamente hacer eso”, añade.

Dudley dice que la financiación ayudaría a pagar los salarios de personal adicional para trabajar en el caso como abogados y asistentes legales.

Ella dice que han recibido recursos limitados de agencias como el FBI pero, asegura que simplemente no es suficiente.

“Agradezco el hecho de que el presidente dijo que juntos aumentaremos la seguridad pública, pero, se trata de poner el dinero donde habla”, insiste Dudley.

El viernes pasado en una visita de Trump a Brentwood, Nueva York, habló de la pandilla, diciendo que ha “hecho esfuerzos por restaurar la seguridad y la paz en nuestras comunidades”.

Dudley dice que también ha contactado con el congresista Salud Carbajal, quien dice que apoya la búsqueda de la financiación necesaria para el caso.

“La gente de SM sabe lo importante que es enjuiciar agresiva y éticamente este caso”, añadió.

Dudley dice que el congresista está tratando de buscar financiación de agencias como el FBI y Homeland Security.

“Nuestra oficina está investigando activamente las oportunidades de subvenciones federales para que el Condado siga actuando en actividades de pandillas en coordinación con nuestros abogados locales”, asegura Tess Whittlesey, Directora de Comunicaciones del Congresista Salud Carbajal.

ENGLISH

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO), is investigating a shooting that occurred in a locker room at the Ventura Police Department.

A 47-year-old Ventura police officer was transported to the hospital for treatment of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gun shot wound.

The male officer was found by his fellow officers who provided medical aid while emergency personnel were en route.

The officer was taken into the hospital in critical condition and was immediately taken into surgery.

His condition is unclear at this time and no other officers were injured in the incident.

The shooting is under investigation by the VCSO and the Ventura County District Attorney.

VENTURA: THREE DEAD IN CRASH

A wrong way driver left three people dead following a violent crash in Ventura, according to California Highway Patrol.

The crash happened at approximately 12:03 Thursday morning involving a 2008 Toyota Scion and a 2011 Nissan Versa. 

CHP said the wrong way driver of the Scion, identified only as a 34-year-old man out of Santa Paula slammed into the Versa just moments after being spotted by a CHP officer.

That officer was exiting U.S. Highway 101 at Oxnard Boulevard at 12:01 a.m. when he saw the wrong way, driver.  He exited and reentered the freeway going northbound trying to keep pace with the wrong way driver while getting additional officers in position to safely stop the vehicle, according to CHP.

But two minutes later the Scion collided with the Versa. Inside the Versa were two people, the driver was a 25-year-old male from Riverside, and a 28-year-old female passenger from Lake Elsinore.  Both vehicles sustained major damage.

All three people were declared dead at the scene by fire department personnel.  Identities have not been released.

The crash remains under investigation by the Ventura Area CHP Office.  Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call the Ventura Area CHP at 805-662-2640.

DR’S OFFICE RAIDED

The local news station Channel 3 obtained new details in a legal battle involving a Santa Barbara surgeon whose office was raided by authorities last month.

Court documents now show a civil lawsuit was filed against Dr. Richard Scheinberg by another orthopedic surgeon.

The documents date back to a 2015 case and were unsealed just days ago by a judge.

Dr. Michael Price states in the complaint that he was hired by Scheinberg in 2014. Price claims during his employment, he became aware that Scheinberg was involved in “various illegal activities and schemes,” including prescribing excessive medications to patients and allowing unlicensed staff members to sign prescriptions and other medical documents.

In the complaint, Price states that Scheinberg had “complete disregard of, the health, safety and welfare of patients, many of whom were indigent and unsophisticated.”

Scheinberg has offices in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Oxnard and Bakersfield. According to the Scheinberg Orthopedic Group website, Scheinberg has more than 30 years practice experience and is currently on staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, the Pueblo Surgery Center and Carrillo Surgery Center.

Scheinberg retains his medical privileges despite an on-going investigation by the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office. Police raided Scheinberg’s offices at the end of June, at the same time District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced launching an investigation into his practice.

Reporters from Channel 3 reached out to both Scheinberg’s and Price’s attorneys, as well as the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office (SBCDA).

The D-A’s office would neither confirm nor deny that Price’s lawsuit is linked to its investigation into Scheinberg, however, did say that Dudley and investigators are “well aware of the contents of the complaint.”

Glenn Vanzura, Scheinberg’s attorney with Irell and Manella in Los Angeles, responded with the statement below:

“Dr. Scheinberg is one of the most well-respected medical professionals in Santa Barbara County. His priority has always been the health and care of his patients, and he is widely beloved by them for his dedication to their well-being. The years-old civil complaint by a disgruntled former employee is completely meritless, and we look forward to addressing it in court.

The attorney representing Mr. Price has not yet responded to NewsChannel 3’s request for a statement.

TENANT TASK FORCE

A protest outside a Santa Barbara City Council meeting in March led to the creation of a Tenant Protection Task Force.

Santa Barbara organizer Frank Rodriguez said they won’t be talking about rent control because it is too political, but they will be talking about ways to protect renters from evictions.

The task force met for the first time on Thursday at the Franklin Center.

Rodriguez said the task force is looking at “viable options to help with tenants rights including helping against unjust evictions and making sure people don’t live in bad conditions.”

He said Santa Barbara has a housing crisis.

Many service industry workers are being forced to commute because they can’t afford local rents.

“We shouldn’t be pushing people out to Lompoc or to our neighboring county in Ventura, ” said Rodriguez.

He supports an ordinance that would require landlords to explain the reason for evictions.

The task force will meet monthly through November.

The next meeting will be held at the Franklin Center Aug. 24, from 4-6 p.m.

SANTA MARIA: DA ASK FOR FUNDS TO FIGHT MS-13

SBCDA, Joyce Dudley, says as prosecution moves forward with what she calls the biggest MS-13 case in the country she’s asking for federal funding.

“We could use more resources in terms of the prosecution of the MS-13 case,” says Dudley.

She’s talking about more money.

She says her office continues with their work prosecuting alleged MS-13 gang members who terrorized Santa Maria allegedly killing various people in 2015 and early 2016.

“If in fact the goal is to rid the country of MS-13 gang members it’s important they give local authorities what they need to do just that,” she adds.

Dudley says the funding would help pay the salaries for additional staff to work on the case like lawyers and paralegals.

She says they have received limited resources from agencies like the FBI but, says that’s simply not enough.

“I appreciate the fact that the President said together we will increase public safety but, it comes down to putting your money where your mouth is,” says Dudley.

During an official visit to Brentwood, New York, Trump has made vows to “restore safety and peace to our communities.”

Dudley says she’s also reached out to Congressman Salud Carbajal who she says is supportive of seeking the funding necessary for the case.

“The people of Santa Maria know how important it is to aggressively and ethically prosecute this case,” she adds.

Dudley says the congressman is trying to seek funding from agencies like the FBI and Homeland Security.

“Our office is actively looking into federal grant opportunities for County to pursue action on gang activity in the district in coordination with our local attorneys,” says Tess Whittlesey, the Congressman’s Communications Director.

 

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