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Camarillo - UPDATE - Sexual Battery Suspect Identified and Arrested
4/25/2014 3:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Suspect Arrested in Sexual Battery Case at Vons

Report Number:



Vons, 5000 Block Of Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo

Date & Time:

March 31, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo Investigations Bureau

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

City of Residence


(S) Carlos 'Rico' Arturo Rodriguez






Camarillo detectives arrested the suspect involved in the sexual battery that occurred at the Vons grocery store in Mission Oaks.


On March 31, 2014, at approximately 4:00 PM, the female victim was in the Vons grocery store in the Mission Oaks shopping center when she was sexually battered by the suspect.  The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 55-65 years of age, medium build, gray hair, and a bushy grey mustache.  He was wearing a blue denim jacket, white t-shirt, blue jeans, and a white baseball style cap.


Detectives issued a press release with a picture of the suspect and asked for the public's help in identifying him.   Detectives received information from the public of a potential suspect.  Detectives generated several photographic line-ups and Carlos 'Rico' Rodriguez was positively identified as the suspect.


Detectives sought a warrant for Rodriguez's arrest and one was issued from the Ventura Superior Court for two counts of 243.4 PC / Sexual Battery and 368(c) PC / Elder or Dependent Adult abuse. 


On April 25, 2014, at 3:00 PM detectives responded to the 100 block of Caleta Drive, in the city of Camarillo, and arrested Rodriguez without incident for the warrant.  Rodriguez will be booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Ventura.  His bail is set at $20,000.00.



Anyone having any further information regarding Rodriguez or this crime can contact Detective TJ DeSalvo at (805) 388-5157.


The Ventura County Sheriff's Department and the Camarillo Police Department would like to thank the public for their quick response with information that led to the apprehension of the suspect.


Prepared by:

Sergeant Pete O'Sullivan


Media Release Date:

April 25, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Detective TJ DeSalvo @ (805) 388-5157


Approved by:

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).