Sheriff's Investigators Arrest Camarillo Suspect for Drug/Pornography Possession and Lewd Acts with a Minor
3/25/2013 3:55:00 AM
Nature of Incident:
Arrest for possession of narcotics for sales, oral copulation involving a minor, and possession of child pornography
13-5802 and 13-6346
700 Block of Mesa Drive, Camarillo, Ca.
1200 Block of Via Montoya, Camarillo, Ca.
Date & Time:
3/15/2013 and 3/23/2013 @ 1730 hours and 1924 hours
Special Services, Major Crimes Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent
City of Residence
Over the past eleven days, Ventura County Sheriff's Major Crimes Investigators have been aggressively investigating several armed robberies that occurred in Camarillo on March 12, 2013. On March 15, 2013, investigators met with a 'person of interest' in this case, identified as twenty-two year old Brandon Gallardo. During this contact, a large quantity of marijuana and cocaine was seized from Gallardo's vehicle. Additional evidence established Gallardo possessed the marijuana and the cocaine with intent to sell. Gallardo was arrested and booked at the Ventura County Main Jail for possession of narcotics for sales. Initially, a juvenile female was also arrested; however, a more in depth review of the evidence resulted in the charges being dropped.
On March 19, 2013, Gallardo was released on his own recognizance. Since Gallardo's release, additional evidence has surfaced to establish he was in possession of child pornography at the time of his arrest. There is also evidence that the twenty-two year old Gallardo has engaged in sexual acts with an underage female. Therefore, on March 23, 2013, Gallardo was arrested for possession of child pornography and for engaging in oral copulation with a person under the age of eighteen. Gallardo is currently in custody on $105,000 bail.
In addition to Gallardo's arrest, the investigation into the robberies that occurred on March 12, 2013, has resulted in a total of nine arrests for a variety of crimes. Some of the charges associated with these arrests include the following: Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of narcotics for sales (methamphetamine, Xanax, Vicodin, and heroin), being under the influence of a controlled substance, providing false information to a peace officer, and felony warrants for narcotic related offenses.
Although the arrests were not all related to the robberies, the individuals arrested for these crimes are all associated with one another, either directly or indirectly. The majority of these individuals often congregate in the Camarillo Village Square, behind the Cig Store, located at 2510 Las Posas Road. After dark, another popular location for this group is the parking lot of Rolling Pin Donuts, located at 2153 Las Posas Road. In light of these recent events, local law enforcement will be focusing their attention on these locations and taking a zero tolerance approach to enforcement action.
Anyone with information regarding any of these crimes is encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant John Gleason at (805) 384-4727. If you wish to remain anonymous, Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and criminal complaint against persons responsible for criminal activity. The caller may remain anonymous and the call is not recorded. The number for Crime Stoppers is 800-222-TIPS (8477).
Sergeant John J. Gleason
Media Release Date:
Sergeant John J. Gleason
Captain Chris Dunn