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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Friday August 31st, 2018 :: 02:09 p.m. PDT


Man Arrested for Vandalizing Neighbors Car with Urine


Nature of Incident: Man Arrested for Vandalizing Neighbors Car with Urine
Report Number: 18-131365
Location: 2800 Block of Amber Wood Place, Thousand Oaks
Date & Time: August 30, 2018 at 0730 hours
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department Patrol / ECPS Investigations Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age

(S) James Eddy Pierson, Thousand Oaks, 55
(V) Elderly Male, Thousand Oaks, 72


On August 22, 2018, Thousand Oaks Police Department patrol deputies responded to a vandalism call in the 2800 block of Amber Wood Place in the City of Thousand Oaks. Deputies contacted the elderly victim and discovered that someone had poured a large amount of urine on the victim’s sport utility vehicle. Upon review of the victim’s home surveillance video, the victim and the deputies identified the possible suspect as James Eddy Pierson as the person who committed the act.

Thousand Oaks Police Department Detectives conducted an investigation and found that a similar previous incident occurred at the victim’s house where a large amount of urine was poured on the victim’s front door mat. The victim also reported to detectives that he was unable to remove all the urine from his vehicle due to it getting into the interior of the vehicle and causing damage. The estimated total damage caused to the victim’s vehicle was approximately $2000.00.

Thousand Oaks Police Department Detectives obtained a search warrant for Pierson’s residence. The search warrant was served on August 30, 2018, and detectives located evidence linking Pierson to the vandalism. In addition, evidence was located in Pierson’s home indicating he was a methamphetamine user. Pierson was transported to the Ventura County Jail and booked for felony vandalism and elder abuse. Pierson’s bail was set at $25,000.00 and he is scheduled to be arraigned for the charges on September 4, 2018, in Ventura County Superior Court.

Prepared by: Sergeant Robert Davidson
Media Release Date: August 31, 2018
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Jon Lyman
(805) 947-8284

Approved by:
Captain Bill Schierman

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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