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    Investigation And Arrest Of Suspect For Multiple Arson And Explosive Related Charges

    Nature of Incident: Investigation and Arrest of Suspect for Multiple Arson and Explosive Related Charges

    Report Number: 22-7197

    Location: 100 Block of Millard Street, Moorpark

    Date & Time: January 18th, 2022, at 8:02 AM

    Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office – Moorpark Patrol Station Ventura County Sheriff’s Office – Bomb Squad

    (S)uspect                       City of Residence      Age

    (S) Olivares, Nathan             Fillmore                 19                      


    On the morning of January 20th, 2022, detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Moorpark Station arrested Nathan Olivares of Fillmore, for Attempted Arson and Possession of a Destructive Device.

    The case began at approximately 8:02 AM, on the morning of January 18th when the Sheriff’s Communications Center received a 911 call regarding what was described as an explosion in the backyard of a residence in the 100 Block of Millard Street. Deputies responded to the location and initiated an investigation, which included speaking with several witnesses, as well as the occupants of the home.  During their investigation, deputies located evidence indicating that a suspect attempted to ignite the fuel tank of a vehicle that was parked in the driveway of the residence.  Deputies also located evidence of an explosive device that ignited in the backyard of the residence.

    Over the next several hours, deputies and detectives from the Moorpark Investigations Bureau continued the investigation and identified the suspect as Nathan Olivares, 19 years old of Fillmore.  On the morning of January 20th, 2022, detectives located Olivares while he was driving through the city of Moorpark.  Detectives conducted a vehicle stop in the 400 block of West Los Angeles Avenue and arrested Olivares without incident. Once Olivares was in custody, detectives, with the assistance of Investigators from the Sheriff’s Bomb Squad obtained a search warrant for Olivares’ residence.  During the service of the warrant, detectives and Bomb Squad Investigators located several additional pieces of evidence linking Olivares to the crime.

    Olivares was transported and booked at the Ventura County Jail on two counts of Attempted Arson and a single count of Possession of a Destructive Device.  Bail is currently set at $150,000.00.

    Prepared by: Detective Sergeant Kevin Lynch

    News Release Date: January 21st, 2022

    Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Sergeant Kevin Lynch (805)532-2716 [email protected]

    Approved by: Captain Victor Fazio

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