Moorpark - Suspect Arrested for Numerous Incidents of Graffiti
10/3/2013 7:00:00 AM
Nature of Incident:
Graffiti Vandalism Arrest
Various Locations in the City of Moorpark
Date & Time:
10-3-13 / 0700 hours
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.
Sergeant Eric Tennessen
Media Release Date:
October 4th, 2013
Deputy Christopher Starks, 805-299-1554
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).