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Simi Valley Police Department
Sunday February 18th, 2018 :: 08:49 p.m. PST

Subject Arrested for Sexual Battery

On Sunday afternoon at about 617 p.m. a caller reported that a subject had committed a sexual battery on a female inside Vons, 2938 Tapo Canyon Rd. The suspect had last been seen leaving the store and walking westbound.

An officer arrived on scene and contacted a male matching the description of the suspect just outside of Kohl's, 2950 Tapo Canyon Road. The original victim of the battery positively identified the suspect as Omar Avalos, 29 years, of Simi Valley.

The victim reported that as she was grocery shopping Avalos went out of his way to touch her body in an inappropriate manner and when she confronted him, Avalos left the store. The victim went into the adjacent Kohls store to continue shopping. While in Kohls she observed Avalos apparently touch two other young females inappropriately, which was corroborated by another witness. However, these victims left the area prior to our officer's arrival and could not be located.

Avalos was arrested for violation of 243.4 (e)(1) Sexual Battery and booked at the East Valley Jail.

Any additional victims that may have been touched inappropriately by Avalos are encouraged to contact Officer Scott Holty at (805)583-6950.

Simi Valley Police Department
3901 Alamo St
Simi Valley, CA 93063

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-583-6950

2950 Tapo Canyon Rd
Simi Valley, CA 93063

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