News Story


Fillmore - Suspect Arrested for Burglary of Tools and Equipment From Railway
2/19/2014 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Burglary Suspect Arrested

Report Number:



351 Santa Clara Street, Fillmore, CA

Date & Time:

February 7, 2014 / Early Morning Hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Fillmore Patrol / Investigations Unit

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

City of Residence


Leonard Peter Hatcher

Fillmore and Western Railway 


Moorpark / Transient




During the early morning hours of February 7, 2014, the Fillmore and Western Railway Company was burglarized.  The suspect got away with thousands of dollar's worth of tools and equipment.


Video surveillance captured one suspect in the act.  Fillmore detectives provided a still photo from the video to the law enforcement community seeking the identity of the suspect.  Within hours, deputies from the Moorpark Police Department identified the suspect as Leonard Hatcher who has a long history of similar crimes. 


It was discovered Hatcher had been arrested two days after the burglary on unrelated charges.  Detectives interviewed Hatcher regarding the burglary and subsequently booked him for second degree commercial burglary.   


Prepared by:

Detective John Fox


Media Release Date:

February 19, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Detective John Fox (805) 524-2233.


Approved by:

Captain Melissa Smith