Fillmore - Three members of tagging crew arrested for assault with a deadly weapon
6/13/2012 7:35:00 AM
Nature of Incident:
Assault With A Deadly Weapon Arrest
City of Fillmore
Date & Time:
June 12, 2012 / 1200
Fillmore Police Gang Unit / Investigations
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent
City of Residence
Ty Gregory Casey
Daniel Edward Mendez
On June 4, 2012, the Fillmore Police Department was dispatched to the area of Meadowlark Drive and First Street for 3 male suspects attacking a male victim who was on the ground and in a fetal position. The juvenile victim was kicked in the head during the attack. The person reporting the crime was an off duty police officer. The suspects fled in a vehicle away from the scene. The off duty police officer obtained enough information regarding the suspect vehicle before he lost sight of the vehicle.
The Fillmore Police Gang Unit investigated the crime and learned the suspects are members of a graffiti 'tagging crew' and the victim was from a rival 'tagging crew.' Witnesses to the crimes identified the suspects involved in the attack. The Juvenile victim received a concussion, laceration to his head, and abrasions to his arms and face during the attack.
On June 12, 2012, The Fillmore Police Department's Gang Unit and Investigations Unit served multiple search and arrest warrants at the suspects' residences. The three suspects were arrested without incident and additional evidence was located at the residences.
All three suspects were booked into the Ventura County Jail / Pre-Trial Detention Facility with each bail set at $20,000.
The Fillmore Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in this case. Anyone who may have information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Beau Rodriguez (805) 524-2235
Deputy Preparing Media Release:
Sgt. Anthony Aguirre
Media Release Date:
June 12, 2012
Det. Beau Rodriguez (805)524-2235
email address: beau.rodriguez@ventura .org
Captain Monica McGrath
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).