Here’s a roundup of recent incidents and announcements from Ventura County agencies:

Port Hueneme Police Chief Andrew Salinas

Chief to retire in January

PORT HUENEME — Port Hueneme Police Chief Andrew Salinas will be retiring from the department on Jan. 2, city spokesperson Scott Matalon said. 

Salinas was hired as the city’s police chief in March 2017 after a 22-year run with the Oxnard Police Department. During his tenure with Port Hueneme, Salinas has been a champion of the legal marijuana industry and oversaw a constant decline in the city’s crime rate.

Following his retirement, Salinas anticipates a new career with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.

Jewelry theft at mall spurs search

SIMI VALLEY — A so-called “smash and grab” robbery at a Macy’s in Simi Valley sparked a search Wednesday night that included a sheriff’s helicopter, authorities said.

By Amalia