Camarillo | Arrest of Felon and Recovery of Stolen Handgun

Ventura County Sheriff Department – Incident Press Release

Detectives with the Thousand Oaks Police Department have recovered a stolen firearm during a grand theft investigation.

On April 10, 2019, two victims who share a residence in Thousand Oaks reported to  police they each had multiple items of property missing from their home. Detectives learned during their investigation that 18 year old Camarillo resident, Marcus McCoy, who was a family friend of one victim, had recently been to the victims’ residence.

Detectives discovered McCoy had an extensive criminal history and is on felony probation for grand theft. On April 18, 2019, Detectives conducted a probation search in the 100 block of Calle Segunda in Camarillo, where McCoy was residing in a bedroom of the residence with two male juveniles. A search of McCoy’s personal property revealed a loaded Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm handgun, which was identified as the victim’s stolen handgun. Two loaded magazines were discovered, along with several additional items of stolen property which victims were able to identify as theirs.

McCoy was ultimately arrested for PC 487 – Grand Theft, PC 29800(a)(1) – Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and PC 30305(a)(1) – Felon in Possession of Ammunition. McCoy is being held in custody with a bail of $50,000.



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