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Grand Theft of Large Bronze Fountains / Attempt to Locate
11/1/2016 3:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Grand theft of Large Bronze Fountains/ Attempt to Locate

Report Number:



8700 block of North Ventura Avenue, Casitas Springs, CA

Date & Time:

Between 10/8/2016 and 10/9/2016  

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ojai Patrol and Ojai Station Detectives

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

City of Residence


(S) Unknown






Between 10/8/2016 and 10/9/2016, unknown suspects entered the property in the 8700 block of North Ventura Avenue, in the unincorporated area of Casitas Springs. The suspects stole two large, bronze elephant statues that were also a water feature (fountain). Each statue is very heavy and takes multiple people to lift. The statues were approximately 6 feet tall, 4 feet long and 2 feet wide. The attached photograph is not of the actual stolen statues, but is identical in design. These statues are valued at over $4,000 each.

The Ojai Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating these statues or providing information to assist in solving this crime.

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Prepared by:

Detective Joe Mulrooney


Media Release Date:



Follow-Up Contact:

Detective J. Mulrooney 805-477-7038


Approved by:

Sergeant M. 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).