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Attempt Burglary / Request for Public's Assistance
7/18/2016 3:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Attempt Burglary / Request for Public's Assistance


Report Number:

RB #16-0092226


Café Emporium

108 South Montgomery Street


Date & Time:

06/15/2016 @ 2:30 am  

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ojai Detectives and Ojai Patrol


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

City of Residence









(S) Male/White


40-45 years


On 06/15/2016, at approximately 2:30 am, an unknown suspect attempted to break into a restaurant called Café Emporium located at 108 South Montgomery Street in the City of Ojai.  After the audible alarm was set off, the suspect quickly ran away.  This establishment is equipped with a video surveillance system which captured the suspect attempting to pry open the door.  The Ventura County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the suspect in the attached video clip. 


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If you have any information on this crime, 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:

Sergeant Ferguson



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).