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Camarillo Deputies Arrest Suspects for Stolen Vehicle Thefts
3/21/2013 6:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Vehicle Theft/Possession of Stolen Property Arrest

Report Number:



Area of East Park and Bellafonte Court, Camarillo

Date & Time:

03/19/2013 @ 08:50 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo Patrol Units

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

City of Residence


(S) Martinez, Orlando

(S) Martinez, Fidel







On 3/19/2013, at approximately 8:00 pm, Camarillo deputies received information regarding two subjects possibly trying to break into vehicles in the area of East Park and Bellafonte Court in Camarillo.  An alert citizen saw the subjects in the area twice during the evening and called the Sheriff's Department to report the suspicious activity.  The citizen was able to give a detailed description of the suspects and their vehicle, including the license plate number.


At approximately 9:00 pm, a Camarillo patrol deputy saw the vehicle driving on the US101 freeway in Camarillo and the vehicle was stopped for traffic violations.  Orlando Martinez was driving the vehicle and Fidel Martinez was the passenger in the vehicle.  Deputies discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen out of the Carpenteria area and the pickup contained property stolen from various locations in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. 


Orlando was arrested for 10851 VC, driving a stolen vehicle, 496 PC, possession of stolen property and 466 PC, possession of tools used to commit thefts.  Fidel was arrested for 496 PC, possession of stolen property, 466 PC, possession of tools used to commit thefts, and 11550(a) HS, under the influence of a controlled substance.  Both Orlando and Fidel were booked into the Ventura County Main Jail for theft and drug related offenses.





Prepared by:

Sr. Deputy John McGrath


Media Release Date:

March 21, 2013


Follow-Up Contact:

Sr. Deputy John McGrath


Approved by:

Captain Bruce Macedo



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).