News Story

 

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

Report Number:

12-12747

Location:

City of Fillmore

Date & Time:

June 12, 2012 / 1200

Unit Responsible:

Fillmore Police Gang Unit / Investigations

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

City of Residence

Age

Juvenile Victim

Ty Gregory Casey

Daniel Edward Mendez

Antelmo Sandoval                                                 

Fillmore

Fillmore

Fillmore

Fillmore

17

19

20

19

Narrative:

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

Follow-Up Contact:

Det. Beau Rodriguez (805)524-2235

email address: beau.rodriguez@ventura .org

 

Approved by:

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).

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