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Sex offender arrested for allegedly living in Stevenson Ranch home while registered in Ventura

Posted: April 10, 2014 6:01 p.m.
Updated: April 10, 2014 6:01 p.m.

John Phillip Chappell

 

A man registered as a sex offender in Ventura was allegedly found living in Stevenson Ranch this week and arrested for failing to register in the Santa Clarita Valley.

The arrest came more than five months after he was previously arrested at the same house for illegally possessing a switchblade, court papers show.

As of Thursday, the Megan’s Law website maintained by the California Department of Justice listed 36-year-old John Phillip Chappell as living on Corvallis Court in Ventura.

Chappall has two convictions for sex crimes: oral copulation with a minor under 18 years of age and lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 years of age.

A woman at the same house where Chappall was arrested both times was also arrested at the same times — in October for illegally possessing drugs, and this week for illegally possessing ammunition.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies carried out a routine “probation compliance check” Tuesday on 44-year-old Deborah Ann Kulick of Greensbrier Drive in Stevenson Ranch, said Lt. Brenda Cambra, who heads the SCV station’s Detective Bureau.

“During the search it was found that she possessed ammunition, which is illegal for her to possess,” she said of Kulick.

Kulick was taken into custody and booked at Santa Clarita Valley Station, where she was being held on a “probation hold” without bail, Cambra said.

“While (deputies were) at the location, it became apparent that John (Phillip) Chappell, a 290 registrant related to the other residents, was living in the home,” the lieutenant said.

The 290 refers to California Penal Code section 290, which spells out the registration requirements for convicted sex offenders.

“Chappell has completed a 290 registration, but he registered indicating that he lives at a home in Ventura,” Cambra said.

It is against the law for Chappell to be living at a location where he is not registered, she said.

Chappell was taken into custody for allegedly failing to register at the Stevenson Ranch home as a sex offender. He, too, was taken into custody and held at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station jail with bail set at $100,000.

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