Concerned citizen reports fight,
Fillmore gang member arrested

December 10, 2014
Santa Paula News

A concerned citizen who heard a fight and references to a gun that led to a call to Santa Paula Police ended with the arrest early Saturday morning of a Fillmore gang member on various charges.

According to SPPD Sgt. Ken Clark, December 6 at approximately 3 a.m., “SPPD Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of West Santa Paula Street,” east of Peck Road, “regarding a report of five to six subjects involved in a physical fight.”

The reporting party, Clark added, overheard one of the subjects mention a gun. 

When officers arrived on scene three men were detained.

One man, said Clark, was found to be in possession of “a loaded magazine,” also known as a clip, an ammunition storage and feeding device used in a repeating firearm.

Clark said the man with the  loaded magazine was identified as Ricardo Magana, 30, of Fillmore. 

Magana, Clark noted, “Is currently on parole and a gang member... “

Officers discovered a firearm matching the loaded magazine in a nearby vehicle Magana was associated with. 

Magana was taken into custody and a parole hold placed; he was subsequently arrested for suspicion of a felon in possession of a firearm and felon in possession of ammunition. He was transported to Ventura County Jail.

The other two subjects detained by SPPD Officers were released.

The SPPD encourages citizens to call 911 if they believe a crime is being committed or they fear a crime might occur; the SPPD also asks citizens to report suspected crime to 805-525-4474. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, call the SPPD recorded Tip Hotline, 933-5691 or email tips to

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