Here is a roundup of current incidents and bulletins from Ventura County businesses:
Restaurant hearth closes streets
THOUSAND OAKS – A hearth in an deserted restaurant constructing closed some streets in Thousand Oaks Friday night time.
The blaze was reported shortly after 5:30 p.m. at a boarded-up, single-story constructing on Brazil Road, close to the intersection with Pennsfield Place, in line with the Ventura County Hearth Division.
The constructing housed the previous Bada Sushi, which closed in 2015. The location is on the east facet of Moorpark Highway, close to common retail spots within the space together with Janss Mall.
Smoke from the fireplace was seen all through town and from Freeway 23 and Freeway 101, hearth officers stated. Many streets within the space have been closed. Residents have been urged to keep away from the world.
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Crews knocked down the blaze in about 40 minutes however had intensive work left due to the constructing kind and boarded-up home windows, officers stated.
There have been no fast reviews of any accidents, stated Capt. Brian McGrath of the county hearth company. The trigger remained below investigation as of seven p.m., he stated.
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Marathon might sluggish PCH site visitors
VENTURA COUNTY – A marathon on Pacific Coast Freeway north of Emma Wooden State Seashore Sunday morning might trigger minor delays for drivers, in line with the California Division of Transportation.
The Seaside Marathon and related races will put runners on a 6.5-mile course beginning on the Emma Wooden State Seashore campground. Runners will head up and again alongside the coastal freeway. Caltrans personnel will present site visitors management from 5 a.m. to three p.m.
PCH will probably be open all through the occasion, officers stated, however motorists might be delayed.
Job drive cracks down on human trafficking
VENTURA COUNTY – Detectives from a county job drive on human trafficking took half in a statewide crackdown final week. The trouble was timed round Nationwide Human Trafficking Consciousness Month in January.
From Feb. 6-12, Ventura County job drive investigators visited websites across the tri-counties space recognized for intercourse trafficking and focused companies the place unlawful sexual exercise has been reported, in line with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Workplace.
The native job drive consists of two full-time sheriff’s detectives and representatives from different legislation enforcement businesses across the county, together with Cal State College police and FBI personnel. Job drive members from Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties additionally took half within the effort, named Operation Reclaim and Rebuild.
Many human trafficking teams function regionally, sheriff’s officers stated, transferring victims from place to position to evade detection. Cross-county collaboration between close by legislation enforcement businesses helps investigators deal with the issue.
The objective of final week’s operation was to arrest human traffickers and pimps and to rescue victims of sexual exploitation and supply them with social companies.
The native effort netted contact with 5 victims who have been related with sources and eight arrests for suspected pimping, pandering and solicitation of prostitution. Victims – and residents who know potential human trafficking victims – can contact 211 or native legislation businesses to report exercise.
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