News Story

 

Multi-County Home Invasion Robbery/ Burglary Crew Arrests
6/9/2015 11:01:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

Home Invasion Robbery / Burglary Crew Arrests

Location:

Multiple Counties in California / Henderson, Nevada

Date & Time:

January 2015 to May 2015

 

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Ventura County District Attorney's Office, Los Angeles County Sheriff Major Crimes Burglary/Robbery Task Force, Los Angeles Police Department, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department

 

  

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

City of Residence

Age

(S) Rodrick Brumfield

(S) Michael Bishop

(S) Oussama Mimouni

(S) Joy Williams

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

 

 

29

24

28

27

Narrative:

Investigators have arrested four members of a violent assaultive home invasion robbery / burglary crew that committed multiple crimes in California and Nevada. 

 

On March 31st, 2015, at about 10:30 a.m., Ventura County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a home invasion robbery in the 1000 block of Modesto Avenue, Camarillo.  An initial investigation found two males forced their way into the residence and assaulted both homeowners who were in their 80's.  Both suspects fled the residence without taking any property.  The suspects were driven away by a third subject who was described as a female.  Investigators believe the two suspects broke into the residence to steal property and were part of a burglary ring.     

 

Over the next month, Ventura County Sheriff's investigators and crime analysts worked with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD), Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Ventura County District Attorney's Office and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department.  Investigators were not only able to identify the three suspects in the home invasion robbery, but also tied the three into a burglary crew that was responsible for more than two dozen residential burglaries / robberies in California and Nevada.  Investigators also identified a fourth suspect who was part of the burglary crew but was not present during the home invasion robbery in Camarillo.

 

Investigators believe that Rodrick Brumfield, Michael Bishop and Joy Williams were responsible for the home invasion robbery as well as numerous other residential burglaries.  Mimouni was linked to the burglary crew and is responsible for committing numerous residential burglaries in Los Angeles County.      

 

On April 23rd, Mimouni was arrested by LAPD for residential burglary and is currently in custody in the Los Angeles County Jail. 

 

On May 6th, investigators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Major Crimes Robbery / Burglary task force and investigators from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office arrested Joy Williams and Michael Bishop.  Williams was arrested for using a stolen access card that was taken during a Santa Barbara County residential burglary.  Bishop was arrested for the home invasion robbery and eventually transported to the Ventura County jail. 

 

On May 15, investigators from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office learned that Brumfield was staying at a girlfriend's residence in the 43000 block of Park Avenue in Lancaster.  During the service of a search warrant at the Park Avenue residence, Brumfield barricaded himself in the attic with two handguns.  LASD SWAT responded and forced Brumfield out of the attic with chemical agents.  He was taken into custody without further incident and later transferred to the Ventura County jail.  The two handguns were recovered and found to have been stolen in a recent residential burglary in Henderson, Nevada.

 

On May 28th, Michael Bishop was housed at the Ventura County Main Jail and sharing a cell with another inmate.  Deputies responded to a disturbance in his cell.  An investigation found that Bishop had been using fear to take his cellmates commissary over the past week.  The disturbance was caused when Bishop attempted to force the cellmate to orally copulate him.  Sheriff's Major Crimes investigators arrested Brumfield for robbery and attempted forcible oral copulation. 

 

Bishop was on Post Release Community Supervision at the time of the robberies.  He has an extensive arrest history that includes burglary and weapons charges.  He is currently in custody for residential burglary, attempted robbery, street terrorism, first degree residential robbery, criminal threats and attempted forcible oral copulation.  His bail has been set at $1,540,000. 

 

Rodrick Brumfield was on parole at the time of the burglaries.  He has an extensive arrest history which includes a 12-year prison sentence for assault with a deadly weapon.  He is currently in custody for attempted residential burglary, street terrorism, and multiple counts of residential burglary.  His bail has been set at $1,000,000.

 

Joy Williams is currently in custody in Santa Barbara County.  She has a $1 million Ventura County warrant for her arrest.  Her charges include multiple counts of residential burglary.    When her case is concluded in Santa Barbara County, she will be transported to the Ventura County jail.

 

Oussama Mimouni is currently in custody in Los Angeles.  He has a $1 million Ventura County warrant for his arrest.  His charges include multiple counts of residential burglary.    When his case is concluded in Los Angeles County, he will be transported to the Ventra County jail.

    

 

Prepared by:

Sgt. Bill Schierman

 

News Release Date:

June 9, 2015

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Captain Don Aguilar (805) 797-7349 don.aguilar@ventura.org

 

 

 

Approved by:

Commander Bill Ayub 

 







 

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).

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