News Story


Theft from Vehicles / Vehicle Burglaries
1/21/2016 4:51:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Theft from Vehicles/Vehicle Burglaries

Report Number:



Camarillo, Thousand Oaks and Oxnard

Date & Time:


Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Gang Unit/Camarillo Special Enforcement Unit/ Camarillo Detectives

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

City of Residence


(S) Alexx Chandler




On 01/16/16, Detectives with the Sheriff's Gang Unit and the Camarillo Special Enforcement Unit served a search warrant in the 2800 block of Cortez Street in the El Rio area of Oxnard.  During the search of the property, several thousand dollars of stolen property was recovered.  The stolen property was linked to multiple victims throughout Ventura County including Camarillo, Thousand Oaks and Oxnard dating as far back as July 2014.  The primary items targeted for theft were tools taken from unlocked vehicles during the over-night hours.


Chandler was not home at the time detectives served the search warrant.  Detectives began actively searching for Chandler.  Within two hours he was located near Camarillo with additional stolen items in the vehicle he was driving.  It was discovered the additional items were stolen just hours prior from victims in Camarillo.  Chandler was also in possession of and under the influence of heroin.  He was subsequently arrested for a variety of charges including PC 496-Possession of stolen property, HS 11350(a)-Possession of Heroin and HS 11550(a)-Under the influence of a controlled substance.  Chandler was booked at the Ventura County Jail and remains in custody on $200,000 bail. 


The investigation is still on-going and detectives are still attempting to identify the owners of some of the property.  If you were a victim of theft from a vehicle or if you have any information that may help identify anyone else involved in the thefts, you are encouraged to contact the Camarillo Police Department at 805-388-5100.


Prepared by:

Detective J. Christmann


News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective L. Oriee 805-388-5113


Approved by:

Captain P. Salas



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).