News Story


Meiners Oaks Elementary School Burglary Suspect Arrested & Stolen Property Recovered
6/29/2011 8:10:00 PM


Nature of Incident: Commercial Burglary

Location: Ojai Valley

Date: June 25, 2011

Unit Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff's Office Ojai Substation Detectives and Patrol units.

Arrestees: City of Residence: Age:
Kurt Rothfuss Ojai 22


On 06/26/2011 at about 3 P.M. the Meiners Oaks Elementary School reported a burglary at their school. A classroom had been broken into and property was stolen from it. The deputy who responded to the call was able to collect evidence pertaining to the burglary including the suspect's personal cellular phone, which was found inside the classroom he broke into. Surveillance video shows the suspect wearing the red backpack, which he stolen out of the classroom. The suspect was identified through a joint investigation involving station detectives and patrol deputies. On 06/29/2011, deputies went to the suspect's house where they conducted a probation search and located the stolen red backpack with other stolen property. The suspect was arrested and the stolen property was recovered.

Officer Preparing Release: Det. Mark Burgess
Follow-up Contact: Det. Mark Burgess / Det. Steve Michalec (805) 646-1414
Date of Release: June 29, 2011
Approved By: Captain Chris Dunn

Ventura County Sheriff's Department
800 N Victoria Ave
San Buenaventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511