News Story


Suspect Sought for Attempted Murder in Unincorporated Area of Moorpark
1/5/2015 11:22:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Attempt Murder

Report Number:



11800 Block Broadway Rd, Unincorporated Area of Moorpark

Date & Time

01/05/15 @ 3:55 A.M.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Major Crimes Bureau and Arson Investigators

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence


(V) Female

(S) Soria, Juan Manuel Hernandez






On Monday, January 5, 2015, at approximately 3:55 a.m. the Ventura County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a female resident of the location reporting her husband tried to set her on fire. Deputies from the Moorpark Patrol Station and Ventura County Fire Personnel responded and determined a fire occured.


The woman suffered significant injuries and was transported by ambulance to an area hospital. The investigation is continuing.


Detectives are actively seeking the suspect identified as Juan Soria Hernandez, described as a Hispanic male, 5'7", 200 lbs., black hair and brown eyes, and facial hair. Soria is believed to be driving a white, 2005 Ford F250 4x4, license 86644S1/CA (see attached photographs of suspect and vehicle). The truck has a white toolbox and fuel tank in the bed and large tires. Suspect has access to firearms. Anybody that sees the suspect or truck is urged to call 911. Anyone with information can contact Detective Peterson at (805) 384-4744.


Prepared by:

Sgt. Denise Sliva


News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Denise Sliva, (805) 947-9258

Captain Don Aguilar, (805) 797-7349


Approved by:

Captain Chris Dunn



Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).