News Story

 

Arrests Made in Recent School Burglaries
4/4/2016 10:33:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

School Related Burglars Arrested / Crime Spree Ended

Report Number:

16-47497

Location:

Mesa Verde Middle School, 14000 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark, CA

Date & Time:

3/31/2016 @ 2:40AM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Moorpark Patrol & Investigations, Camarillo Investigations & Special Enforcement Unit, Thousand Oaks Investigations, Sheriff Special Crimes Unit

 

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

City of Residence

Age

(S-1) Karinna Cortez

(S-2) Cory Fletcher

Oxnard

Oxnard

19

44

Narrative:

On 3/31/2016, at about 2:40AM, Moorpark patrol deputies responded to Mesa Verde Middle School reference an alarm call.  Upon arrival, deputies saw Karinna Cortez running from the school.  She was detained and subsequently arrested for Commercial Burglary.  Further investigation revealed Cortez and possibly two additional suspects broke into the school and stole property.  Over 100 iPad tablets were moved and staged in a place ready to be stolen from the school.  Additional stolen property was found in Cortez' possession.

 

Investigators from the Moorpark Police Department and the Ventura Sheriff's Special Crimes Unit identified Cory Fletcher as another suspect in the burglary.  Based on prior school related burglaries in the cities of Camarillo and Thousand Oaks, investigative units from the Camarillo Police Department and Thousand Oaks Police Department served search warrants in the 300 block of Riverpark Boulevard in Oxnard, and the 9000 block of Desoto Avenue in Chatsworth.  Investigators located over 150 iPad tablets, several laptop and desktop computers, stolen checks, and other electronic equipment determined to be stolen from school burglaries and residential burglaries in Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, and Los Angeles.  Fletcher was arrested for Commercial Burglary at his address on Riverpark Boulevard.

 

Investigators are in the process of contacting victims and searching for additional information reference these burglaries.  Fletcher is the owner of Dynamic Technologies, a computer repair and service company, based in Westlake Village, CA.  The Ventura County Sheriff's Office urges anyone having business dealings with Fletcher or Dynamic Technologies, whom may be a victim of a theft related crime, to contact Detective Ken Truitt at the Moorpark Police Department.  Photographs of some of the stolen property have been attached to this News Story.   

            

 

Prepared by:

Detective Ken Truitt

Moorpark Police Investigations

805-532-2714

 

 

News Release Date:

4/4/2016

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Captain Garo Kuredjian (805) 797-6322

Sgt. John Franchi (805) 947-9363

 

 

Approved by:

Captain John Reilly

 







 

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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