Moorpark/ Residential Burglary Investigation and Arrests
9/22/2011 9:44:00 AM
Nature of Incident: Residential Burglary Investigation and Arrests
Location: 12000 Block of James Weak Avenue, Moorpark
Date & Time/ RB#: 8/29/2011 5:00 pm
Unit Responsible: Moorpark Patrol and Detective Units
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses City of Residence Age
Hansen, Lonney Simi Valley 48
Pinzon, Mishel Simi Valley 23
Medina, Fernando Simi Valley 19
On 8/30/2011, deputies from the Moorpark Police Department responded to a call of a residential burglary in the 12000 Block of James Weak Avenue, in the City of Moorpark. A large amount of property was taken from the residence and a report was generated. Two days later, a vehicle was taken from the same residence. Again, deputies responded and a report was generated.
Several days after the vehicle was taken, it was spotted by deputies, parked and unoccupied in a residential neighborhood in the City of Moorpark. The vehicle was recovered by deputies and processed for evidence. Based on evidence located within the vehicle, detectives conducted an investigation and identified two suspects who were associated with the stolen vehicle. This information was relayed to Moorpark patrol deputies.
On 9/17/2011, Moorpark patrol deputies made a routine traffic stop on a vehicle within the City of Moorpark. Based on information provided by detectives, the deputies recognized the occupants as being associated with the stolen vehicle from the James Weak residence and were arrested. Detectives investigated and located additional evidence linking these suspects with the stolen vehicle, as well as the burglary from the James Weak residence. Detectives also developed evidence associating the suspects with two other residential burglaries that occurred in the City of Simi Valley.
Based on evidence located at the scene, detectives developed sufficient probable cause to arrest a third suspect who assisted the other suspects in the commission of their crimes. During the ensuing investigation, detectives recovered a significant amount of stolen property, estimated to be in excess of $10,000.00 from the three burglarized residences, as well as narcotics and narcotics paraphernalia. Detectives also located several counterfeit bills and related equipment used in their creation.
The three suspects were booked into the Ventura County Main Jail and have been charged with a variety of offenses, including residential burglary, conspiracy, possession of counterfeit currency and possession of stolen property, as well as several narcotics and weapons related charges.
Lonney Hansen was booked in lieu of $60,000.00 bail.
Mishel Pinzon was booked in lieu of $50,000.00 bail.
Fernando Medina was booked in lieu of $105,000.00 bail.
Officer Preparing Release: Detective Kevin Lynch
Follow-up Contact: Detective Jerardo Gomez (805) 532-2715
Date of Release: 9/21/2011
Approved By: Captain Ron Nelson