News Story


Burglary / Arrest
1/12/2016 9:45:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Burglary  / Arrest

Report Number:

RB# 16-2055


900 block of Woodland Ave, Oakview, CA

Date & Time:

January 5, 2016 @ 4 pm

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ojai Patrol, LAPD patrol and Ojai Station Detectives

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

City of Residence


Zirpolo, Ronald Jr.




On January 5, 2016, at about 4am, a victim contacted the Ventura County Sheriff's Office to report a burglary that occurred, wherein the possible suspect, Ronald Zirpolo Jr., was known to the victim.  Zirpolo Jr. took a large quantity of jewelry, with an estimated value of $9500, and a 22 caliber revolver-style handgun, valued at $400.


Deputies responded and began an investigation. They were provided with Zirpolo Jr's description and learned he is on active parole for a prior felony conviction. They were able to locate the serial number for the gun that afternoon and placed it into the stolen property system.


On January 5, 2016, at about 0545 hours, LAPD officers located the suspect while he was in the process of trying to get someone to help him pawn the stolen property. The combined efforts of law enforcement allowed the victim to recover about $8000 worth of her jewelry. The loaded handgun and over 200 rounds of ammunition were also recovered, preventing another gun on the streets in the hands of criminals.  Zirpolo Jr. was arrested and Ojai detectives responded to Los Angeles and took custody of Zirpolo Jr. He was booked into the Ventura County Main Jail for burglary, grand theft, felon in possession of a stolen firearm, a felon in possession of ammunition, and a parole violation. Bail was set at $120,000.00


Prepared by:

Detective Joe Mulrooney


Media Release Date:



Follow-Up Contact:

Detective J. Mulrooney 805-646-1414


Approved by:

Captain D. Kenney




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).