News Story


Moorpark - Suspect Arrested for Possible Brandishing Near School
3/6/2014 4:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Suspect Arrested for Possible Brandishing Near School

Report Number:



Peach Hill Academy 13400 Christian Barrett Drive

Date & Time:

Mar. 6, 2014 @ 10:45 am

Unit(s) Responsible:

Moorpark Police Department

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

City of Residence


Rodriguez, Jose Antonio




A Moorpark elementary school was locked down Thursday morning while numerous deputies searched the school and nearby neighborhood for a suspect who had possibly brandished a gun near the school.

During the search, deputies located and arrested Jose Rodriguez, 28, of Moorpark. Rodriguez was identified as the suspect who was seen displaying a handgun near the school. At the time of his arrest, Rodriguez did not have a weapon in his possession.

Rodriguez is being held on a violation of his parole while the investigation into today's incident continues. While deputies searched the neighborhood with the assistance of two K-9's and a helicopter, officials at the Peach Hill Academy placed the school on lockdown as a precaution and eventually allowed students to be released to their parents prior to the end of the school session. During the incident, the children were kept safely in their classrooms until the suspect was located and arrested.


Prepared by:

Sgt. Eric Buschow


Media Release Date:

Mar. 6, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Eric Buschow (805)947-8129


Approved by:

Captain Don Aguilar