News Story

 

Camarillo - Off-Duty Deputy Catches Vandalism Suspects
1/15/2014 11:00:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Vandalism suspects arrested.

Report Number:

14-1167

Location:

Los Posas Estates, Camarillo

Date & Time:

1-15-2014 @ 11:00 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo Patrol/ Camarillo Investigations Bureau

Arrestees

City of Residence

Age

Avila, Vincent

Thorton, Trenton

Van Es, Alexander

Kemper, Keith

 

Oxnard

Camarillo

Camarillo

Camarillo

18

19

20

19

 

Narrative:

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At about 11:00 PM on 1-15-2014, an off-duty Ventura County Sheriff's deputy was the victim of a vehicle vandalism.   The deputy, and his son, who is also a Ventura County Sheriff's employee, saw the suspects flee the area in a vehicle.  They both immediately began to search for the suspects and the vehicle. The off-duty deputy spotted the vehicle a few blocks away from the scene.  The off-duty deputy followed the suspects and coordinated a response with Camarillo patrol deputies who eventually were able to stop and arrest the suspects at Central Avenue, near the 101 freeway. 

 

Investigators interviewed the four suspects and determined they had been on a crime spree, vandalizing houses, vehicles, and mailboxes over the past six months.  The suspects used metal baseball bats and lemons to cause several thousand dollars in damage to the victims' property.  Investigators believe the suspects are responsible for over 15 cases of vandalism throughout Camarillo. 

 

All four suspects were booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility for conspiracy to commit a crime and vandalism.  All four suspects are currently in custody with bail set at $20,000.00.

 

 

Prepared by:

Detective Julie Novak

 

Media Release Date:

1-16-2014

 

Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Julie Novak, 805-388-5115

 

Approved by:  

Commander Guy Stewart

 






 

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