Camarillo - Six Suspects Arrested for Thefts from Vehicles
1/28/2013 3:50:00 PM
Nature of Incident:
One Adult and Five Juveniles Arrested for Thefts from Vehicles
Rocklyn Street at Stonemeadow Drive Camarillo, Ca.
Date & Time:
01/27/2013 @ 3:35 AM
Camarillo Patrol and Camarillo Detective Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent
City of Residence
Tyler Hill (Adult)
On January 27, 2013, at about 3:35 AM, Camarillo deputies were dispatched to the area of Lexington Court and Sierra Madre in the city of Camarillo for a call of male subjects looking into parked vehicles with flashlights. Upon arrival, responding deputies observed four subjects fleeing the area on bicycles and skateboards. After a lengthy search, four male juveniles and an adult male were taken into custody for being in possession of stolen property, conspiracy to commit a crime and theft from vehicles. A sixth suspect later turned himself in at the Camarillo police station.
During the investigation, the suspects admitted to committing over 40 thefts from unlocked vehicles over a four day period. The suspects admitted that during the crime spree, they would look into vehicles with flashlights for any property that the owners may have left out in plain sight. If the vehicle was unlocked, they would enter it, rummage through the property and take anything of value. To date, several victims have been identified and their property has been identified and returned to them.
The Ventura County Sheriff's Office, along with the Camarillo Police Department, would like to continue to remind residents of the importance of locking their vehicles and removing all valuables, such as computers, cell phones, GPS devices and any other electronic equipment. Hundreds of thefts from vehicles could be prevented each year in Camarillo if residents would lock their vehicles and remove their valuables. It is also important to report suspicious activity, especially during the hours of darkness. Law enforcement relies on the communities' involvement to assist them in deterring and preventing crime. Without an observant citizen, these criminals may have gotten away undetected.
Deputy Preparing Media Release:
Detective Scott Norris
Media Release Date:
January 28, 2013
Detective Scott Norris (805) 388-5120
Bruce Macedo, Captain
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).