News Story


El Rio Area School Vandalisms
8/17/2011 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:     El Rio Area School Vandalisms


Location:                    Rio Real School, 1140 Kenney Street, and Oxnard   


Dates:                          July 23-25 and July 29-Aug. 4, 2011            


Unit Responsible:        Headquarters Station Investigations


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

(V) Rio School District

(S) Unknown                                                                                                                        



Recently, on two separate weekends, Rio Real School in El Rio has been vandalized.  In three instances, several windows at the school were broken by an unknown means, possibly by a BB gun or similar projectile.  On one of the more recent vandalisms, graffiti was left on some of the buildings in addition to some windows shattered. The location of the vandalism on the school grounds indicate that the suspects possibly fled to the area of the Royal Duke Mobile Home park, which backs up to the campus.


Communities are impacted by this type of criminal activity during challenging financial times.  Schools have limited budgets to deal with repairing damage from vandalisms such as these.  Suspects who typically commit these reckless crimes are often juveniles who don't consider the impact of their actions. 


Anyone having information relating to these crimes is urged to contact Det. Rettura at the Sheriff's Headquarters Station (805) 662-6770.


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).


Officer Preparing Release:    Det. Christine Rettura


Follow-up Contact:              Det. C Christine Rettura (805) 662-6770


Date of Release:                      8-17-11


Approved By:                        Captain Don Aguilar