News Story


Indecent Exposure Arrest
6/2/2015 2:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Indecent Exposure Arrest

Report Number:



Ventura Street / E Street, Fillmore

Date & Time:

June 2, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Fillmore Patrol / Investigations

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

City of Residence



Poncedeleon, Melecio











On 06/02/2015, a woman driving her car eastbound on highway 126 towards the city of Fillmore reported to the Fillmore Police Department that a male subject, later identified as Melecio Poncedeleon, was masturbating as he intentionally drove a white Dodge Charger next to her car. 


On two previous occasions within the month of May, two additional victims reported seeing a white vehicle, matching the description of the Charger, where a Hispanic male subject was masturbating as the victims walked past the vehicle.  Both incidents also occurred within the city of Fillmore.


The Charger was located by responding deputies in the McDonald's parking lot in the city of Fillmore and Poncedeleon was contacted.  During the contact with Poncedeleon, a second female victim, drove by McDonald's and recognized the vehicle and Poncedeleon.  The victim stopped and reported to police that she had been the victim of his indecent act by Poncedeleon on two previous occasions while driving in the area of Wells Road and Vineyard Avenue, in the Saticoy area.


Poncedeleon was arrested for 314.1 PC ' Indecent Exposure.  He confessed to the five reported crimes and more. Poncedeleon was transported to the Main Jail in Ventura and was booked.


If anyone has further information or if you have been victimized, you are encouraged to contact Detectives John Fox or Detective Javier Chavez at the Fillmore Police Station.

Prepared by:

Detective Javier Chavez


Media Release Date:

June 2 ,2015


Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Javier Chavez, 805-524-2233;



Approved by:

Captain Dave Wareham, Chief of Police ' City of Fillmore



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).