News Story


Moorpark - Suspect Arrested for Numerous Incidents of Graffiti
10/3/2013 7:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Graffiti Vandalism Arrest

Report Number:



Various Locations in the City of Moorpark

Date & Time:

10-3-13  /  0700 hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Moorpark Police Investigations / Special Enforcement Detail

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

City of Residence


(S) Victor Cruz Jr.




The Moorpark Police Department's Special Enforcement Detail concluded a four month investigation into several graffiti vandalisms that occurred throughout the City of Moorpark over the summer.

In late June of 2013, Special Enforcement Detail investigators began investigating a graffiti vandalism where an unknown subject spray painted graffiti on a wall owned by the City of Moorpark.  Over the next several weeks, the investigators discovered five additional similar graffiti vandalisms spray painted at other locations throughout the city. 

Investigators were eventually able to identify the vandal responsible for the graffiti as Victor Cruz Jr., and they obtained a search warrant for his residence.  On 10-3-13, the search warrant was executed at Cruz' Moorpark area home.  Cruz was arrested without incident and his home was searched pursuant to the search warrant.  Investigators discovered additional evidence at the home linking Cruz to the graffiti vandalisms.

Cruz was booked for four counts of felony vandalism and two counts of misdemeanor vandalism at the East County Jail.


Prepared by:

Sergeant Eric Tennessen


Media Release Date:

October 4th, 2013


Follow-Up Contact:

Deputy Christopher Starks, 805-299-1554


Approved by:

Captain Stephen Wade



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).