Saticoy / Arrest of Carjacking suspect
4/10/2012 7:45:00 AM
Nature of Incident: Arrest of Carjacking suspect.
Locations: Alelia Ave. & Azahar St., Saticoy
Date & Time: 9-27-2010 through 4-2-2012
Unit Responsible: Sheriff's Gang Unit
(S)uspects, City of Residence Age
(S1) Burciaga, Isaac Saticoy, CA 19
On 9-27-2010, at about 8:55 p.m. Ventura County Sheriff's patrol deputies responded to a reported carjacking at Alelia Ave. and Azahar St. in the unincorporated area of Saticoy. When they arrived, they spoke with the victim, a male pizza delivery driver. The driver stated he was delivering a pizza to an address in the 1200 block of Alelia Ave. As he was taking the pizza out of the trunk of his car, he was assaulted by three unknown male Hispanics. The suspects fled in the victim's car before sheriff's deputies arrived. The victim's car was later found crashed and abandoned about a mile away. Investigators collected evidence from the scene and submitted it to Ventura County Sheriff's Regional Crime Lab.
On 9-30-2010, the investigation led to the identification of a 13 year old male gang member as a suspect in the crime. He was arrested for carjacking and street terrorism and lodged into juvenile hall. Over the next two days, gang investigators served five search warrants and arrested three additional suspects. They included 20 year old Sergio Alvarez, 19 year old Jose Puga, and 19 year old Isaac Burciaga. At the time, investigators did not have enough evidence to file charges with the District Attorney against Burciaga and he was released.
Over the next year and a half, Alvarez, Puga and the 13 year old male were convicted of robbery for the events of 09/27/2010. Puga was sentenced to two years in state prison, Alvarez was sentenced to three years, and the juvenile was committed to juvenile hall.
In March 2012, gang investigators were notified that Isaac Burciaga's DNA was found on evidence collected from the victim's abandoned vehicle. Based on the new information, investigators had enough evidence to charge Burciaga with carjacking. On 3-29-2012, investigators located Burciaga as he left a residence in Fillmore. He was arrested and booked for carjacking.
On 4-2-2012, the District Attorney's Office filed multiple charges against Burciaga that include carjacking and robbery. He remains in custody at the Sheriff's Pre-Trial Detention Facility in lieu of $155,000 bail.
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sergeant Bill Schierman
Media Release Date: 4-5-2012
Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Bill Schierman (805) 654-2856