News Story


Arrest of Residential Burglar and Vehicle Theft Suspect
10/1/2017 7:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Arrest of residential burglar and vehicle theft suspect

Report Number:



700 block of Third Street, City of Fillmore

Date & Time:

09/30/17, 8:10 a.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Fillmore Police Department

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

City of Residence


(S) James Mabb




On 09/22/17, a residence on the 700 block of Third Street was burglarized and the victim's vehicle was stolen.  On 09/30/17, a concerned citizen contacted the Fillmore Police Department, reporting a suspicious subject was possibly in the residence.  Upon deputies arrival at the residence, the victim's stolen vehicle was in the driveway and deputies contacted (S) James Mabb inside the residence.


During the investigation, Mabb was found to have two felony warrants out of Los Angeles County.  When searched, Mabb was in possession of property belonging to the victim, along with a small amount of suspected methamphetamine.  Mabb was also suspected of being under the influence of a controlled substance. 


Based on witness statements, it was determined Mabb was the sole driver of the stolen vehicle.  A search of the vehicle was conducted and property belonging to the burglary victim, including a loaded handgun, ammunition, and personal information of the victim's used for identity theft, was found inside the vehicle.  Mabb is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing any firearms and ammunition.  


Mabb was arrested for multiple felony charges including being in possession of a firearm while under the influence, residential burglary, auto theft and identity theft.  Mabb was booked at the Main Jail in Ventura, Ca.


Prepared by:

Deputy Tumbleson 4673


News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Delpit 805-524-2233


Approved by:

Captain Fryhoff