Ojai/ Arrest of Burglary Suspect
3/6/2012 8:36:00 AM
Nature of Incident:
Arrest of Burglary Suspect
2000 block Valley Meadow Dr., Mira Monte, Ca.
Date & Time:
3/5/12 @ 1300 hours
Ojai Valley Station Patrol
Ojai Valley Station Investigations
City of Residence
(S) Andrea Barrack
During the months of February and March, 2012, several residential burglaries were reported to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office / Ojai Valley Station. In most of the cases, the suspect(s) removed jewelry and other valuables, sometimes after casing the area and posing as a door-to-door sales person. On 3/3/12, a suspect entered a residence in the 1400 block of Foothill Rd. and removed jewelry and an electronic music player. The suspect left behind shoeprints and fingerprints. These items were recovered as evidence during the processing of the crime scene.
On 3/5/12, deputies assigned to the Ojai Valley Station, assisted by detectives, conducted a probation search of Andrea Barrack, after developing her as a person of interest in the case. During the search, deputies located hundreds of items of jewelry that appeared to be related to the ongoing burglary crime spree. Items related to the Foothill burglary victim were located among the property, and evidence located at the suspect residence were matched to evidence located at the burglary crime scene.
Andrea Barrack was arrested for 459 PC (First Degree Residential Burglary), 496 PC (Receiving stolen property), and 11364 HS (Possession of a device used to smoke illicit drugs). She was booked at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility for these charges.
This investigation is ongoing.
Deputy Preparing Media Release:
Senior Deputy Ryan Clark / Ojai Station Investigations
Media Release Date:
Senior Deputy Mark Burgess / Ojai Station Investigations