Camarillo - UPDATE - Child Annoying Case Determined to be Misunderstanding
4/1/2014 10:00:00 AM
Nature of Incident:
Reported Child Annoying Determined to be a Misunderstanding
Duvall Avenue at East Regent Street, Camarillo, CA
Date & Time:
March 21, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Camarillo Investigations Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent
City of Residence
Camarillo Detectives investigated a child annoying case that occurred in 700 block of Duvall Avenue, in the city of Camarillo on March 21, 2014.
On March 21, 2014, at 6:00 PM, Camarillo deputies responded to the area of Duvall Avenue and East Regent Street, in the city of Camarillo, for a suspicious subjects call. Deputies contacted several male juvenile victims, all 14 years of age, and several witnesses in the area. The boys reported they were playing basketball in the street when a 'boxy' type 4 door sedan stopped on the curb line near them. They reported a white female in her early 30's, a white male in his 30's and a 6-7 year old female child got out of the car and approached them. The white female asked the boys if they 'Want to go to a secret place'' The boys declined and the three suspicious subjects got back in the car and left the area southbound on Duvall.
The male and female subjects were located and interviewed by detectives. The subjects stated they are part of a religious based group and were trying to inform the boys about their religion. When the boys showed no interest in what they had to say, they left the area. The subjects further stated they had just returned from a camping trip and were in the neighborhood dropping off a friend. This fact was confirmed. After conducting a thorough investigation, and considering the totality of the circumstances, detectives do not believe a crime occurred.
The Ventura County Sheriff's Office recommends that all groups, clubs or organizations, wishing to contact children, should first contact the children's parents and get permission to speak with them in lieu of contacting them on the street. This will alleviate any misunderstandings.
Detective Sergeant Pete O'Sullivan
Media Release Date:
April 1, 2014
Detective TJ DeSalvo @ (805) 388-5157
Captain Eric Dowd
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).