News Story


Moorpark - Door-to-Door Solicitor Arrested for Theft
11/9/2012 12:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Arrest of Theft Suspect

Report Number:



13300 Block Laurelhurst Road, Moorpark

Date & Time:

November 8, 2012 /  12:26 PM

Unit Responsible:

Moorpark Patrol

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

City of Residence


Jonathon Dixon




On November 8, 2012, at 12:26 PM, Moorpark patrol deputies responded to a call of a theft that had just occurred in the 4300 block of Lantern Lane in the City of Moorpark.  Jonathon Dixon had been going door to door in the residential neighborhood selling cleaning products when he stole mail near the front door of a home.  Deputies detained Dixon nearby on Laurelhurst Road and recovered the stolen mail.  He was arrested for theft and booked at the East County Jail.  The quick response and arrest of Mr. Dixon, along with the recovery of the stolen mail, would not have been possible without the help of alert residents in the area who noticed the suspicious behavior.  In addition to the theft crime, it was discovered that Mr. Dixon and several others were soliciting door to door without the proper City 'Solicitor's Permit.'


Commercial solicitors going door to door in the City of Moorpark are required to have a 'Solicitors Permit,' which can be obtained at Moorpark City Hall.  The solicitor's permit must be worn on the outer most garment, and clearly indicates that it was issued by the City of Moorpark.  Residents are reminded to be careful when dealing with door-to-door solicitors, and to call law enforcement if they believe the solicitors are selling without the proper permits, or may be involved in other criminal activity.  The fact a solicitor has a permit does not mean the solicitor may not have criminal intentions, but it does aid law enforcement in the event crimes occur.


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Captain Ron Nelson

Media Release Date:

November 8, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Captain Ron Nelson (805) 532-2705

Approved by:

Captain Cory Rubright