News Story

 

Camarillo Detectives Arrest ''Hot Prowl'' Burglary Suspect
3/3/2015 4:47:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

'Hot Prowl' Burglary Suspect Arrested

Report Number:

15-4559

Location:

500 Block of Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard

Date & Time:

February 27, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo Detectives and Special Enforcement Unit

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

City of Residence

Sims, Keagon Alexander (aka Smith, Keagon)

Oxnard

Narrative:

On February 27, 2015, detectives from the Camarillo Investigations Bureau and Special Enforcement Unit arrested Keagon Sims for first degree residential burglary and elder abuse.

 

Between 9:00 PM on February 26, 2015 and 7:30 AM on February 27, 2015, a suspect(s) entered the residence, located in the 1800 block of Onda Drive, in Camarillo, and stole several guns from a gun cabinet and a flat screen television.  The elderly victim was sleeping in a bedroom during the commission of the crime.  The suspect(s) closed the victim's bedroom door during the commission of the crime.

 

Camarillo detectives began their investigation of the burglary and determined a window at the back of the residence had been purposely left unsecured.  The victim reported that no one other than a carpet cleaner had been in the residence recently and the victim had not left the window unsecured.  Detectives learned the victim hired the carpet cleaner, Keagon Sims, via Facebook.  When Sims arrived at the residence to clean the carpet, the victim was skeptical he was a professional carpet cleaner, due to the fact his equipment appeared to be rented from a grocery store.

 

Detectives followed up on this information and learned that Sims was currently on probation for Identity Theft and was living at one of two locations in the city of Oxnard.  Detectives set up surveillance at the locations and located Sims in the 500 block of Vineyard Avenue.  Detectives conducted a probation search at the location and located the three rifles and the flat screen television that belonged to the victim.

 

 

Sims was arrested for first degree residential burglary and elder abuse.  He was booked at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility in lieu of $60,000.00 bail.

 

The Sheriff's Office would like to remind the public to be extremely careful when hiring people from social media outlets or other un-vetted employment sources. It is always a good idea to seek recommendations from family, friends or neighbors when hiring someone to do work on the inside or outside of your residence.     

 

Prepared by:

Sergeant Pete O'Sullivan

 

News Release Date:

March 3, 2015

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Gene Martinez

(805)388-5149

 

Approved by:

Captain Cory Rubright