San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: March 28, 2017

INCIDENT: PC 290 – Failure to Register as a Sex Offender PC 1203.2 – Probation Violation LOCATION:City of San Bernardino SUSPECT:Milton Daniel Ventura, 24 years old, Resident of Mexico


On October 4, 2011, Milton Ventura was arrested by the City of Colton Police Department for PC 288A – Oral Copulation of a child under the age of 16, and PC 286 – Sodomy of a child under the age of 16.


On or about May 7, 2012, Ventura pled guilty to PC 243.4 as part a plea bargain in court. On May 7, 2012, he was released from custody and placed on Formal Felony Probation and required to register a Sex Offender. Ventura registered an address in the City of San Bernardino, and was being supervised by probation officers from the San Bernardino County Probation Department.   In October of 2012, Ventura moved from his registered address, and quit reporting to probation. As a result of him moving, a NO Bail Probation Violation warrant was issued for his arrest.   In January of 2013, Detective Patton from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department began an investigation into the whereabouts of Ventura, and was unable to locate him. Detective Patton collaborated with Detective Tollefson from the Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division (SED) who also attempted to locate him. Assistance was requested from the US Marshall’s office in trying to locate Ventura. After an extensive 3-year investigation, it was determined that Ventura had fled to an unknown location in Mexico. Ventura is a US Citizen.   Detectives from SED, and Agents from the US Marshall’s Office collaborated with Federal Authorities in Mexico who also began to look for Ventura. After a 3+ year investigation, authorities in Mexico located Ventura on March 22, 2017 and arrested Ventura for his active warrant. On March 23, 2017 US Marshall’s extradited Ventura back to San Bernardino County and booked into the West Valley Detention Center, where he is being held without bail.   Refer: Detective Donald Patton Station: Yucaipa Station Phone No: (909) 918-2305

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700