News Story


Moorpark Burglary Arrest
7/17/2011 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:     Burglary Arrest                      


Location:                     Town Veterinary Medical Center, 245 W. Los Angeles Ave., Moorpark     


Date & Time/ RB#:     July 16, 2011 / R.B. # 11-16040                    


Unit Responsible:        Moorpark Police Department Investigations Unit     


(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses         City of Residence                                        Age

(V) Town Veterinary Medical Center    Moorpark                                                                

(S)  Michael Lopez                                 Moorpark                                                     34                  



On July 16, 2011, Deputies assigned to the Moorpark City Station responded to a report of a burglary at Town Veterinary Medical Center.  The victim reported the suspect took drugs, medical equipment and office supplies.  Deputies also located video surveillance footage that captured the suspect committing the crime and using his vehicle to remove the stolen property from the scene. 


Moorpark detectives responded and began an investigation into the burglary.  The investigation led to the discovery of the suspect vehicle and the eventual arrest of the driver, Michael Lopez.  Located inside the vehicle were several items stolen from the business that included narcotics and medical equipment.  Lopez was evaluated and found to be under the influence of a controlled substance.  Lopez was arrested for 459 P.C. ' Burglary and 11550(a) H&S ' Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance.  Lopez was booked into the Ventura County Pre-trial Detention Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail.


Officer Preparing Release:    Detective J. Gomez #2650


Follow-up Contact:               Detective J. Gomez #2650 (805) 532-2715                            


Date of Release:                    7/17/2011


Approved By:                        Captain D. Murray