Ventura, CA | Arson Arrest Update

Incident: Arson Arrest Update

Location: Mound Elementary School

Date/Time Occurred: 7-22-21/ 0240 hours

Officer(s) Involved: Ventura Police Detectives, Ventura City Fire Investigators

Suspect(s): 2 female Juveniles (15 yrs.) Ventura Residents

Report #: 21-47554, 21-40371

Narrative:

UPDATE

After the initial fire, detectives from the Ventura Police Department and the Ventura City Fire Department collaborated on the investigation with the assistance from the Ventura Unified School District. It was ultimately determined that the fire had been deliberately set by two juvenile females.

The resulting investigation also led to the clearance of a burglary and vandalism that had taken place at the same elementary school on June 25. 2021.

The damage to the school is preliminary estimated at over $1,000,000 and alternate classroom sites need to be procured.

Both juveniles were arrested and booked into Ventura County Juvenile Hall.


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