Graffiti Vandalism Arrest in Camarillo

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release

On 06/27/20, Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail detectives concluded a four month long criminal investigation by arresting a Camarillo resident for numerous vandalisms that occurred within the City of Camarillo.

In February 2020, detectives assigned to the Camarillo Police Department Special Enforcement Detail initiated an investigation into numerous vandalisms that had occurred at different locations throughout the City of Camarillo. In one particular incident, a large area was spray painted in the form of graffiti tagging. The spray painted lettering was approximately 5 feet tall and 10-12 feet in length. This tagging was determined to be gang related and responding Camarillo Patrol Deputies collected evidence from the crime scene.

The evidence collected at the crime scene was processed by the Ventura County Crime Lab for DNA evidence. This resulted in a DNA profile of a male suspect. The DNA profile was entered into the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) which generated a “HIT” on the suspect, identified as Jorge Alfaro.

Based on the work done by the Ventura County Crime Lab, detectives were able to obtain additional evidence that implicated Alfaro’s involvement in several pending vandalism cases in Camarillo.

On 06/27/20, Camarillo Special Enforcement detectives located and arrested Alfaro at his residence in the 3100 block of Dwight Avenue in Camarillo. Alfaro was in possession of graffiti tools at the time of his arrest. Alfaro was booked into the Ventura County Pre-Trail Detention Facility Jail for violation of two counts of California Penal Code 594(a)/Vandalism, two counts of California Penal Code 186.22(d)/Street Terrorism, and California Penal Code 594.2/Possession of graffiti tools where he remains in custody with his bail set at $100,000. He court date is set for July 14, 2020.

The quick resolution of this crime was due in large part to the expedient and professional work done by the Ventura County Crime Lab.

Graffiti vandalism is an eyesore that directly affects the quality of life in our communities. If left unchecked, graffiti can decrease property values and lead to the deterioration of entire neighborhoods. The removal of graffiti costs homeowners, business owners and taxpayers thousands of dollars each year.

The Camarillo Police Department encourages citizens to immediately report suspicious people and vehicles, and to promptly report any crime they come across 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 our agency in solving crimes. We are better at what we do because of our community partnerships.

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5 Responses to Graffiti Vandalism Arrest in Camarillo

  1. Mike July 3, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Science will one day be advanced enough to give Jorge Alfaro a boost in his IQ in order that he no longer acts like a pin head. Imagine, little Jorge was absent the day the IQ was being handed out. But….advancements in science now allow us to place a helmet on Jorge’s empty skull and magically pump IQ intelligence into that heretofore empty vessel, know as Jorge’s head. He still votes for Democrats though, that will take extended treatments.

  2. Mike Smith July 3, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    Jerome Brown,

    Those willing to have the Ventura County Sheriffs Office Camarillo Patrol Operations Division defunded are not persuadable through fact-based reasoning.

    This includes the three Camarillo politicians most likely to use their political power to defund: Vice Mayor Susan Santangelo, and city Councilmembers Shawn Mulchay and Kevin Kildee.

    The question is, will Mayor Tony Trembley fold and give these 3 leftists (who form the city council’s 3-to-5 DEMOCRAT MAJORITY) the practical authority to defund the VCSO Camarillo Police POD?

  3. Theresa Davis July 3, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    Please check out Lowe’s Ventura, they no longer lock up the spray paint, their reason for this is because they check ID when people purchase the spray paint but I wonder if they check ID when people steal it.

  4. Sheryl hamlin July 3, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Great work. I would like to see this technique applied to illegal fireworks. Thanks.

  5. Jerome Brown July 3, 2020 at 9:17 am

    Thanks to the VCSD and Camarillo Police for their due diligence and arresting this criminal. Thanks to the crime lab for identifying the responsible party. Keep up the good work.
    To those who propose cutting the police budget think of this the next time you see graffiti in our beautiful city.
    Be safe. Be healthy. God bless you.


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