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Fillmore - Four suspects arrested for vandalizing high school
6/4/2012 2:07:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Vandalism to Fillmore High School

Report Number:



555 Central Avenue, Fillmore California

Date & Time:

May 28, 2012 10:00 PM ' May 29, 2012 4:00 AM

Unit Responsible:

Fillmore Police Department  / School Resource Officer

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

City of Residence


Joel Amaro

John Paul Galvez

Jonathan Albert Sandoval











On May 29, 2012, Fillmore High School Officials discovered a large amount of vandalism had been committed on their school campus.  The vandalism was rampant throughout the campus and the most severe damage resulted from sixteen classroom door locks being vandalized. Evidence at the school indicated the vandalisms were the result of a 'senior prank' however; the damage to the school was extensive.


As of June 1, 2012, School District Maintenance Personnel had not finished the difficult task of repairing all the door locks.  The estimated cost of repairing and or replacing the damaged locks was over $2,000.


During these challenging financial times, crimes of this senseless nature cannot be tolerated. Given the extent of the damage, the Fillmore Police Department, as well as the Fillmore Unified School District responded with an intense investigation. 


The School Resource Officer and the Fillmore High School Administration coordinated their efforts and solved this crime, which resulted in the arrest of four Fillmore High School Students. Three of the students were adults and one was a juvenile.  The adult students were booked into the Ventura County Main Jail with a bail set at $10,000.00 each.  The juvenile was cited and released to the parents.      


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Sergeant David Lea

Media Release Date:

June 4, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Deputy Leo Vazquez (805) 524-2233

Approved by:

Captain Monica McGrath ' Chief of Police


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).