Simi Valley - Suspects Arrested in Murder for Hire Conspiracy
4/4/2014 1:00:00 PM
Nature of Incident: Detectives Arrest Suspects for Conspiracy to Commit Murder,
Solicitation to Commit Murder, Identity Theft/Fraud
Report Number: 14-5395
Location: City of Simi Valley
Date: 3-8-2014 through 4-3-2014
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff Special Services and Thousand Oaks Police Department Special Enforcement Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Brandon Adams Simi Valley 29
(S) Vince Toncher Calabasas 48
(S) Peter Foy II Simi Valley 35
On 3-8-2014, Peter Foy II was in custody at the Ventura County Jail Pre-Trial Detention Facility pending a sentence transfer to state prison. Foy was sentenced to state prison on 3-7-2014.
On 3-8-2014, a jail telephone call was monitored where Foy called Brandon Adams. Brandon Adams is Foy's co-defendant from Foy's first narcotic sales conviction in 2012. During this conversation, Foy told Adams he (Adams) would be contacted by a person Foy trusted and Adams should deal with the person. Unbeknownst to Foy, the person was actually an undercover police agent. Foy had earlier conspired with the undercover agent and told the agent to contact Adams to assist with the conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and credit card fraud.
The undercover agent met with Adams in the city of Simi Valley. Adams agreed to commit the insurance fraud and credit card fraud based on Foy's referral. Adams then introduced Toncher to the undercover agent. Adams and Toncher subsequently solicited the undercover agent to kill two Simi Valley residents. Both intended murder victims were involved in Foy's previous criminal convictions.
During multiple meetings between the three, Toncher agreed to financially support the killing of the Simi residents through the identity theft/fraud profits.
On 4-3-2014, Adams and Toncher were arrested for the above listed charges and were booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility. Their bail is currently set at $5 million each. Multiple search warrants were served and filed with the Ventura County Superior Court. Adams and Toncher are scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court on Monday, 4-7-2014. The investigation into Peter Foy II regarding his involvement in this investigation is on-going. All known potential murder victims were notified of the plot. Anyone with information concerning this matter is encouraged to contact Sergeant Robert Thomas at (805) 383-8710 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers.
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).
Prepared by: Sergeant Robert Thomas
Media Release Date: 4-4-2014
Follow-Up Contact: Assistant Sheriff Gary Pentis (805) 947-8074
Approved by: Assistant Sheriff Gary Pentis
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