Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release
On Monday, March 2nd employees of Ventura High School discovered that the school had been burglarized and over $9,000 of computer equipment had been stolen including 37 laptop computers. Ventura Police Department Patrol, CSI, and Street Crimes Unit Detectives responded to the scene and began their investigation.
Detectives, with help from Ventura High staff, identified one of the suspects, Yovanna Vaca, from surveillance video that was captured during the commission of the crime. Detectives began investigating the suspect and were able to identify the additional suspect as the boyfriend of Vaca. On 3/11/20 Street Crimes Detectives served a search warrant in the 300 block of Cedar St at the home of the male suspect, Brayan De La Paz.
During the execution of the search warrant detectives were able to recover all 37 laptop computers at the residence. Both suspects were arrested and booked into Ventura County Jail for commercial burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary. The computers were returned to Ventura High School for their intended educational purposes.
Suspect(s): De La Paz, Brayan (DOB: 2-7-2000) Ventura Resident Vaca, Yovanna (DOB: 8/30/2000) Ventura Resident