News Story

 

Bomb Threat Suspect Identified and Charged
11/18/2015 11:00:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Bomb Threat Suspect Identified and Charged

Report Number:

15-2040264

Location:

Monte Vista Middle School, 888 Lantana Street, Camarillo

Date & Time:

09/21/2015 6:00 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo Police Department's Community Resource Unit and Camarillo Detective Bureau

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

City of Residence

Age

(S) Juvenile

 

 

Narrative:

 

On September 22, 2015, at approximately 7:00 PM, the Camarillo Police Department was dispatched to a bomb threat made over social media against the campus of Monte Vista Middle School in Camarillo.  Deputies responded to the scene and were assisted in the investigation by the Camarillo Police Department's Community Resource Unit and Detective Bureau.  After a thorough investigation and extensive search of the campus by deputies and personnel from the Pleasant Valley School District, it was determined the bomb threat was a hoax. 

 

The Camarillo Police Department and the Pleasant Valley School District take bomb threats very seriously.  These crimes are investigated using resources from federal, state, and local agencies.  Information was obtained which led to the identity of the juvenile suspect.  The juvenile ultimately admitted to the crime and confessed they were upset with school staff.  The case was submitted to the Ventura County District Attorney's Office for review.

 

On November 17, 2015, the Ventura County District Attorney's Office filed a felony charge of false report of a bomb, a violation of 148.1(a) PC, against the juvenile suspect.  The juvenile no longer attends school in the Ventura County area.

 

The Camarillo Police Department would like to encourage parents to monitor their children's use of both the internet and cellular phones.

 

 

 

 

Prepared by:

Senior Deputy Shawn Holzberger

 

News Release Date:

November 18, 2015

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Senior Deputy Shawn Holzberger

(805) 388-5131

shawn.holzberger@ventura.org

 

 

Approved by:

Captain Cory Rubright

 







 

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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