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Friday February 1st, 2019 :: 04:19 p.m. PST

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Check Fraud/ Forgery and Assault Weapons Seizure

Nature of Incident: Check Fraud/ Forgery and Assault Weapons Seizure

Report Number: 18-170992

Location: City of Camarillo and Newbury Park

Date & Time: 10/28/2018

Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Investigations

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent, City of Residence, Age

(S)Bijan Sassan Hooshyar Newbury Park 32


Narrative:
During the last three months, the Camarillo Investigations Bureau has been conducting an investigation of Bijan Hooshyar involving check fraud and forgery. Hooshyar stole checks from a victim in the city of Camarillo and deposited those checks into his own bank account. Hooshyar is also a suspect in other similar cases within Ventura County.

On 1/30/2019, Camarillo Investigators completed the investigation into Hooshyar and a search warrant was conducted at Hooshyar’s residence in the city of Newbury Park. During the search warrant, detectives located multiple unregistered assault rifles, AR-15 rifle type manufacturing tools and equipment, over a thousand rounds of live ammunition, AR-15 rifle style parts and accessories, several high capacity rifle and handgun magazines, a credit card scanning and re-coding device, several hundred dollars in counterfeit US currency, and tools commonly used to burglarize vehicles. There was also evidence located inside Hooshyar’s vehicle indicating he has been carrying a loaded firearm on his person when he is out in public.

Based on the results of the investigation, Hooshyar was arrested and booked at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility for the following California Penal Code violations:
470(d) PC – Forgery
476 PC – Passing forged checks
30600(a) PC – Manufacturing assault weapons
30605(a) PC – Possession of assault weapons
32310(a) PC – Possession of high capacity magazines
496(a) PC – Possession of stolen property
466 PC – Possession of burglary tools
502.6(a) PC – Possession of a credit card scanning or re-coding device.

Hooshyar is currently in custody pending trial with a bail set at $500,000.00.

Anyone who has been a victim of any crime involving Hooshyar or has information pertaining to his criminal activities is encouraged to call Camarillo Detectives at (805) 388-5115. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank members of the public for their on-going support and due diligence in providing information to assist our agency in solving crime. We are better at what we do because of our community partnerships.

Prepared by: Detective Jacob Holt
News Release Date: 2/1/2019
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Jacob Holt, 805-947-8312
Jacob.holt@ventura.org
Approved by: Captain J. Paris

Booking Photo Release: YES 

Address/Location
Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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