13 Year Old Fillmore Teen | Suspect in Vandalism

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release

A thirteen-year-old Fillmore juvenile was arrested after patrol deputies and school officials determined he was responsible for multiple vandalisms at Fillmore High School.

On September 16th at approximately 1:30 p.m., patrol deputies were dispatched to Fillmore High School for a juvenile problem call. When they arrived, school officials informed them of over 12 separate vandalisms that occurred on school grounds in the past  two  weeks.  School  officials located items in a student’s backpack with evidence linking the juvenile to the vandalisms. Patrol deputies conducted an investigation into the  vandalisms  and  determined  the  juvenile  was involved.         The vandalism damage to the school grounds was estimated to be $1,200.00.

Detectives continued the investigation by obtaining a search warrant for the juvenile’s residence. During the service of the warrant, investigators uncovered additional evidence linking the juvenile to the vandalisms.

The juvenile was booked at the Juvenile Justice Center in Oxnard for PC 594(b)(1) / Graffiti Vandalism. During the booking process, the juvenile was found to be concealing a knife and was booked for an additional violation of PC 4573.6 / Possess Contraband in Jail.

The identification and apprehension of this vandal would not have been possible without alert school officials and the cooperative relationship between the Fillmore Police Department and the Fillmore Unified School District.

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