News Story

 

Moorpark Deputies Arrest Graffiti Vandals
3/29/2013 2:00:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Felony Graffiti Vandalism

Report Number:

13-4069, 13-4249, 13-6276

Location:

Numerous location throughout the City of Moorpark

Date & Time:

February and March, 2013

Unit Responsible:

Moorpark Investigations Special Enforcement / Gang Detail

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

City of Residence

Age

(S) Male Juvenile

(V) City of Moorpark

(V) Sun Belt Enterprises

 

Moorpark

17

Narrative:

The Moorpark Police Department Investigations Unit continued with a two-month investigation into a vandalism crime spree in the City of Moorpark, with the service of a search warrant and arrest of a juvenile.  This is the third search warrant and arrest in the past three weeks involving graffiti. Over the past two months, a suspect, using a moniker, spray painted several walls throughout the city causing thousands of dollars of damage. Detectives developed information, which led them to a male juvenile as a suspect in the vandalisms.

On March 29, 2013, Detectives from the Moorpark Police Department served a search warrant at the juvenile's residence in the 400 block of Moorpark Ave, in Moorpark.  Detectives discovered items of evidentiary value linking the juvenile to the multiple vandalisms.

The juvenile was arrested for two felony counts of vandalism and one misdemeanor count of vandalism.  He is currently in custody at Ventura County Juvenile Justice Center.

Additional arrests and search warrants are expected in this investigation.

 

Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Sergeant Victor Fazio

Media Release Date:

3/29/2013

Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Adam Garnier (805) 532-2700

Approved by:

Captain Stephen Wade






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