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Ojai Detectives Seek Public's Help Identifying Bicycle Thief
4/22/2016 1:28:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Bicycle Theft/Request for Public's Assistance


Report Number:

RB #16-0054015


900 block of East Ojai Avenue

Date & Time:

04/12/2016 @ 6:00 am-7:00 am

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ojai Detectives and Ojai Patrol


(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (Party), (D)ecedent

City of Residence


(S) Male


18-22 years


On 04/12/2016, between the hours of 6:00 am-7:00 am, an unknown suspect stole a bicycle.  The bicycle was locked to a secure object at the rear of a restaurant located in the 900 block of East Ojai Avenue.  This establishment is equipped with a video surveillance system which captured the suspect stealing the bicycle.  The video surveillance footage shows the suspect approaching the locked bicycle and cutting the lock.  The suspect then is seen riding away on the victim's bicycle.  Photographs of the suspect can be viewed by following this link,


The Ventura County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the suspect.  The Ventura County Sheriff's Office would like to thank members of the public for their on-going support and due diligence in providing information to assist our agency in solving crimes.  We are better at what we do because of our community partnerships.  Join us in the fight on crime by following us on Twitter @VENTURASHERIFF, Facebook, Instagram @ VCSHERIFF, and with Nixle by texting your zip code to 888777 to receive local law enforcement and public safety alerts and advisories.


If you have any information on this crime or have similar events, please contact Detective Will Hollowell at (805) 477-7042.

Prepared by:

Detective Will Hollowell


News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Will Hollowell 805-477-7042


Approved by:

Captain David 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).