News Story


Suspect Arrested in Criminal Threats Case After Threatening a Shooting
2/3/2016 4:56:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Suspect Arrested in Criminal Threats Case after threatening a Shooting

Report Number:



City of Moorpark, CA

Date & Time:

February 2, 2016 / 1:00 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Moorpark Police Department's Patrol and Investigations Bureau, Thousand Oaks Police Department's and Camarillo Police Department's Special Enforcement Units, Sheriff's East County Major Crimes Bureau and the San Diego Police Department

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

City of Residence


(V) PennyMac Loan Services

(S) Todd Alan Duell


San Diego




On the afternoon of February 2, 2016, deputies from the Moorpark Police Department responded to a call of threats at the corporate office of PennyMac's Loan Services located in the City of Moorpark.  Deputies were told that a customer named Todd Duell called PennyMac to discuss an issue he had with an account and ongoing litigations.  During the recorded conversation, Duell became upset with PennyMac's response to his concerns.  He made very specific and direct threats to come to PennyMac's Moorpark office and shoot people to get their attention.

An immediate investigation into this very serious threat was initiated by the Moorpark Investigations and Sheriff's East County Major Crimes Bureaus, which revealed that Duell was a current resident in the City of San Diego and capable of carrying out his threats.  With the assistance of the Thousand Oaks and Camarillo Special Enforcement Units and the San Diego Police Department, Duell was taken into custody without incident and a search warrant was executed at his residence during the early morning hours of February 3, 2016.  During the search of Duell's home, investigators discovered and seized three handguns, one AR-15 type rifle and approximately 5000 rounds of ammunition.

Todd Alan Duell was booked into the Ventura County Sheriff's Office Pre-Trial Detention Facility for one count of California Penal Code Section 422, Criminal Threats.

Prepared by:

Sergeant John Wright


News Release Date:

February 3, 2016


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant John Wright / (805) 797-7128


Approved by:

Stephen Wade, Captain



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).