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    17 Year Old Suspected of Vandalism in Fillmore

    Ventura County Sheriff Department – Incident Press Release

    A seventeen year old Piru resident was arrested after vandalizing a property with graffiti in the city of Fillmore.

    On July 21st at approximately 12:07 a.m., patrol deputies were dispatched  to  the 100  block of Fourth Street in the city of Fillmore for a vandalism  in progress call.  Witnesses indicated there  were multiple subjects involved in the crime. When deputies arrived,  the victim directed them to   his property that had been  spray  painted  with  several  monikers.  The  victim  believed  the suspects were possibly fleeing the  scene.  Deputies  quickly  responded  to  the  area  and  located one of the suspects. Deputies obtained evidence linking the juvenile to the newly painted graffiti.  The damage to the victim’s property was estimated  at  nearly $2,000.00. The  other  suspects  fled the scene and eluded apprehension.

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

    The juvenile was booked at the Juvenile Justice Center in Oxnard for PC 594(b)(1) / Graffiti Vandalism, PC 182(a)(1) / Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, PC 602(m) / Trespassing, and Fillmore Municipal Code 15.32.010 / Curfew.

    The identification and apprehension of this vandal would not have been possible without an alert citizen immediately calling the Sheriff’s Office to report the vandalism when it occurred. The Fillmore Police Department encourages residents to report graffiti or other suspicious behavior immediately when they see it occurring. Additionally, the City of Fillmore created the “City of Fillmore” mobile phone application, which allows citizens to photograph and report graffiti vandalisms directly to the city for quick removal.

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