News Story


Headquarters Patrol Deputies Catch Commercial Burglar Inside Business
3/9/2015 12:46:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Deputies Make Arrest During In-progress Commercial Burglary

Report Number:



4700 Block of Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard

Date & Time:

3/8/2015 @ 10:45 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Headquarters Patrol

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

City of Residence


(S)  Cruz, Rodrigo




On March 8, 2015, Headquarters patrol deputies responded to an audible alarm at the Red Wing Shoe Store.  The deputies arrived within minutes of being dispatched and found a smashed window and Rodrigo Cruz inside. Evidence indicated Cruz had removed some merchandise from the store and had gone back inside to retrieve more.  Cruz was arrested without incident.


A representative of Red Wing Shoes responded and determined Cruz removed over $3,500.00 in merchandise from the store. The crime scene was processed and the merchandise returned to the business.


Rodrigo Cruz was booked for commercial burglary at the Ventura County Main Jail.  His bail was set at $20,000.00.  Cruz will be arraigned on March 10, 2015 at 1:30 PM.


Prepared by:

Brian Richmond, Sergeant


News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Jon Smith, (805) 662-6770


Approved by:

Patti Salas, Captain



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).