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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Friday February 1st, 2019 :: 04:19 p.m. PST


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

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
Approved by: Captain J. Paris

Booking Photo Release: YES 

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

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

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