Suspect arrested in July 25th Burglary and Identity Theft

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release

On July 25th between 8 am and 6 pm an unknown subject or subjects entered the victim’s home through an open window and stole property from the home, including credit cards. Later in the evening on the same day, David Palencia (12-13-96) used the victim’s credit cards at multiple stores in the Pacific View Mall between 6 pm and 9 pm.

During the investigation, Palencia became a suspect of the use of the stolen credit cards. On 7/29/19, Street Crimes Detectives located Palencia at the Pacific View Mall and took him into custody. Palencia had the victim’s property as well as an additional victim’s credit cards from a separate vehicle burglary that had taken place that afternoon in Santa Paula.

Based on evidence obtained during the investigation, Palencia was arrested for Residential Burglary and Identity Theft. Palencia also had an active warrant out of Los Angeles County for Residential Burglary.

The Ventura Police Department Street Crimes Unit would like to remind everyone to lock the windows and doors of their residences when they are not at home and to not leave property, especially purses and wallets, in their cars.


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