News Story


Camarillo - Arson Suspected in Residential Fire
1/15/2014 4:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:


Report Number:



1200 block of Gracia Street, Camarillo

Date & Time:

January 3rd, 2014 ' Around 1:00 a.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Arson Unit and the Ventura County Fire Department

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

City of Residence


Male, medium build

















In the early morning hours of January 3rd, 2014, a Camarillo patrol deputy on routine patrol observed a fire in a residential neighborhood.  The deputy quickly determined there were two fires in the area of Gracia Street and Corona Street.  One fire initially involved a series of Cypress trees, which quickly made its way into the home's garage area.  A second fire involved a trashcan at a residence close to the first fire.  More patrol deputies responded and facilitated the evacuation of the involved residence.  Upon the arrival of the Ventura County Fire Department, the flames were extinguished.  The initial investigation has revealed the fires were intentionally set by an unknown male subject.  The motive is not known and investigators are reaching out to the public for their assistance.  Anyone with information regarding these fires is encouraged to contact Detective Michael Rompal at (805) 383-8743 or Ventura County Fire Department Investigator Alan Campbell at (805) 388-4259.  Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).



Prepared by:

Detective Michael Rompal #3293


Media Release Date:

January 15, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Michael Rompal (805) 383-8743


Approved by:

Captain Paul Higgason



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).