News Story


Camarillo - Child Annoying Suspect Arrested
3/1/2018 5:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Child Annoying Suspect Arrested

Report Number:



Camarillo Heights Elementary School

Date & Time:

February 28, 2018/ 2:30 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Investigations, Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau

Camarillo Police Community Resource Unit, Camarillo Police

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age

(S) Denise Dale     Camarillo    58

(V) Juvenile


On February 28, 2018, Denise Dale of Camarillo was arrested for Child Annoying after an

incident at Camarillo Heights Elementary School.

On February 26, 2018, Camarillo Heights Elementary School staff was advised by a parent that

their child had been befriended by an older unknown female while walking home from school. On

one occurrence, the child was given a ride home by the female. The parent had no name or

address for the female. Camarillo Police were advised and began looking into the incident.

Deputies were unable to locate the subject or an address for her. Camarillo Heights Elementary

School staff was advised and protocols were put into place should the subject be seen in the


On February 28, 2018, at approximately 2:30 PM, Denise Dale went into Camarillo Heights

Elementary School and stated she was a relative who was supposed to pick up the victim.

Based on the protocols set in place, school staff immediately advised Camarillo Police. Within

minutes, several deputies arrived on scene and detained Dale at her vehicle parked outside of

the school. After a thorough investigation, Dale was arrested for 647.6(a) PC- Child Annoying.

There was no physical contact between Dale and the victim. Dale was booked into the Ventura

County Jail without incident.

The Pleasant Valley School District and Camarillo Police Department would like to take this

opportunity to remind parents that although we live in a safe area, please speak to your children

about 'Stranger Danger'. Part of this discussion should include that anyone the child does not

know is a stranger and they should practice Stranger Danger precautions. Encourage your child,

if possible, to walk in pairs with a buddy to school, and never approach or get into a vehicle when

the occupants are unknown. Please call the Camarillo Police Department/ Sheriff's Office (805)

654-9511 if you see any suspicious vehicles or activity.

Prepared by:

Senior Deputy Shawn Holzberger

News Release Date:

March 1, 2018

Media Follow-Up Contact:


Sergeant Julie Novak

Approved by:

Captain Jeremy Paris

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).