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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday May 7th, 2019 :: 03:29 p.m. PDT


News Story - Vandalism Arrest

Nature of Incident: Felony Vandalism Arrest

Report Number: RB# 19-29880

Location: City of Fillmore and Piru

Date & Time: January- April 2019

Unit(s) Responsible: Fillmore Graffiti Investigators

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age

(S) Juvenile     Piru     15

(V) County of Ventura      Ventura

(V) Fillmore Unified School District    Fillmore


A fifteen year old Piru juvenile was arrested after Fillmore detectives tied him to graffiti vandalisms that occurred at the Fillmore High School and at a county park in Piru.

The Fillmore Investigations Bureau concluded a 3 month investigation into the tagger who had been committing vandalisms at the Fillmore High School as well as throughout the town of Piru during the spring of 2019. The markings caused over $1600.00 in property damage to Fillmore High School and county parks of Piru.

Detectives worked in conjunction with the Fillmore School Resource Officer to collect intelligence in order to identify the vandal. Once identified, investigators sought a search warrant for the juvenile’s residence. During the service of the search warrant, investigators uncovered additional evidence linking the suspect to additional graffiti vandalisms.

The juvenile was booked at the Juvenile Justice Center in Oxnard for PC 594(b)(1)/ Graffiti Vandalism.

Prepared by: Deputy Cameron Knox

News Release Date: 05-07-19

Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Shawn Pewsey

(805) 524-2234

[email protected]

Approved by: Captain Eric Tennessen

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

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

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