News Story


Arrest of Three Burglary / Theft Suspects
8/17/2017 4:15:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Arrest of 3 Burglary / Theft Suspects

Report Number:




Date & Time:

08/16/17 at 0240 hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo Police Department

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

City of Residence


(A-1) Jose Gonzalez

(A-2) Juvenile

(A-3) Juvenile



Charges:    459 PC- Burglary

                   10852 VC- Vehicle Tampering

                   182(a)(1) PC- Conspiracy






664/459 PC- Attempted Burg.

647(h) PC- Prowling

272(a)(1) PC- Cont. Del. Minor











Camarillo patrol deputies arrested three 'Hot Prowl Burglary' suspects, early Wednesday morning.  Thanks to an alert homeowner's quick reaction, deputies were able to respond and apprehend two of the suspects near the location.  Detectives located and arrested the third suspect later in the morning.


On 08/16/17, at about 0240 hours, a resident in the 100 block of Encino Avenue noticed two suspects outside her residence.   She yelled at the suspects and then called 911.  The suspects ran from the location.


A patrol deputy arrived at the location within a minute of receiving the call.   The two suspects were immediately apprehended at the scene. 


Camarillo detectives responded and while reviewing video surveillance from the residence they determined that there was a third suspect who avoided apprehension.  They suspected the third suspect Jose Gonzalez, whom detectives had identified as a possible suspect in similar crimes that occurred in Camarillo a week earlier. Detectives had been unable to locate Gonzalez as he was currently a transient.  


At about 0825 hours, detectives located Gonzalez near the intersection of Las Posas Road and Earl Joseph Avenue.  They took him into custody without incident.  Gonzalez was suffering from an ankle injury that he received prior to the detectives contacting him.   Detectives confirmed he received the injury while fleeing from the Encino Avenue address.   He was treated and released by AMR personnel, and eventually booked into the Sheriff's Main Jail without incident.  Both juvenile suspects were lodged into Juvenile Hall. 


Detectives located and recovered property that had been reported stolen from thefts and burglaries from the prior week.  The investigation is ongoing as detectives sort through the evidence in an attempt to identify more victims.


It appears that the suspects targeted victims who left their vehicles unlocked.   It is very common for thieves to take the path of least resistance.  Residents are asked to please lock their vehicles and remove all valuables to eliminate the opportunity for criminals to victimize them.    These criminals are not deterred by long driveways or secluded neighborhoods. 



Prepared by:

Detective Nora Soler


News Release Date:

August 16, 2017


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Captain Garo Kuredjian

(805) 797-6322



Approved by:

 Captain Garo Kuredjian