Ventura | Local business broken into – Vandalized by Homeless Suspect

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release

On 12/25/19, the owner of Gracies’ Deals discovered the store had been broken into, items had been stolen and the store had been vandalized. The owner contacted the Ventura Police Department.

Ventura Police Street Crimes Detectives began investigating and using surveillance video were able to tentatively identify Moroni Peters (DOB 11-5-94) as the subject who had entered the store. Peters was in custody at the Ventura County Jail on an unrelated auto theft case out of Oxnard. On 1-6-2020, Detectives spoke to Peters, who admitted to entering the store, stealing merchandise, starting a warming fire, and spray-painting the walls. Detectives arrested Peters for commercial burglary and vandalism.

According to Peters, he came here from Orange County and is currently homeless. A review of the Ventura County Superior Court website shows that Peters has prior convictions for prowling, petty theft, possession of a concealed knife, possession of drug paraphernalia, and previous arrests for possession of a stolen vehicle and narcotics-related offenses.

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4 Responses to Ventura | Local business broken into – Vandalized by Homeless Suspect

  1. Joe C April 9, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    Typical homeless individual. These people are nothing but trouble

  2. P W Robinson January 9, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Look at how hard you worked to find a shitty story you could attach ‘homeless’ to. Petty theft. Well…stay after it!

    • Citizen Reporter January 9, 2020 at 11:52 pm

      Actually, we didn’t work hard at all. This is a press release from the police dept.

  3. Philp Collier January 8, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    Show us their photos so we can be on the lookout and the community can feel safer. This stuff is going on regularly.


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