A 15-year-old Fillmore resident was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle.
On 07/25/21, a Piru resident reported his vehicle stolen. The vehicle was left unlocked with the keys inside. The stolen vehicle was recovered at the Pacific View Mall in Ventura and Detectives obtained video surveillance of the suspect. The Fillmore Detective Bureau worked collaboratively with the Ventura County Auto Theft Task Force on this case due to a recent rise in the number of vehicle thefts in the area.
Detectives identified the suspect in this case as a juvenile resident of the city of Fillmore.
On 07/26/2021, Fillmore Detectives located the suspect and arrested him for felony possession of a stolen vehicle. The juvenile was lodged at the Juvenile Justice Center in Oxnard for the violation.
The Fillmore Police Department has seen a significant increase in vehicles being stolen from the city of Fillmore and surrounding area. In several of these cases, the vehicles have been left unlocked with the keys inside.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking residents to be aware of these crimes and is encouraging vehicle owners to park in well-lit areas or inside their garage, to lock their vehicles, and to retain possession of their vehicle keys when the vehicle is parked or unattended.
The Fillmore Police Department encourages residents to immediately report suspicious or criminal activity by calling 911. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank members of the public for their on-going support and due diligence in providing information to assist in the solving crimes. We are better at what we do because of our community partnerships.
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Nature of Incident: Suspect Arrested for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle
Report Number: RB# 21-98053
Location: City of Fillmore
Date & Time: 07/26/2021
Unit(s) Responsible: Fillmore Patrol Services, Fillmore Detectives, and Ventura County Auto Theft Task Force
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Juvenile Fillmore 15