News Story


Moorpark/ Placement of a Facsimile Explosive Device
3/5/2012 8:39:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Placement of a Facsimile Explosive Device

Report Number:

RB# 12-4970


Moorpark Police Station ' 610 Spring Road, Moorpark

Date & Time:

March 3, 2012 @ 1200

Unit Responsible:

Moorpark Investigations


City of Residence


Loza, Jorque




On March 3, 2012, at 1200 PM, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office received an anonymous 911 call stating a suspicious package had been placed in front of the Moorpark Police Station.  Deputies from the Moorpark Police responded and located a bottle containing a liquid, and a threatening note.  Deputies cordoned off the area and called for technicians from the Sheriff's Bomb Squad and the Ventura County Fire Department HazMat.  The technicians determined the bottle was a facsimile explosive device and was not dangerous.


The investigation revealed that the subject who placed the call to 911 had also placed the device.  Deputies quickly checked the area and located him.  Jorque Loza was arrested for 148.1(d) PC / Placing a Facsimile Explosive Device and 69 PC / Threatening an Officer.  He was booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility on $250,000 bail.


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Captain Mike Hartmann

Media Release Date:

March 3, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Kevin Lynch 805-532-2700

Approved by:

Captain Ron Nelson


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).