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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Friday June 14th, 2019 :: 04:20 p.m. PDT


Residential Burglar Arrested

Nature of Incident: Residential Burglar Arrested

Report Number: 19-91870

Location: 6000 Block of Harvard St., Moorpark

Date & Time: June 14th, 2019 at 4:44 am

Unit(s) Responsible: Moorpark Police Department

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent, City of Residence, Age
(S) Juan M. Torres, Moorpark, 42
(V) Female Adult, Moorpark, 20 


On June 14, 2019, at about 4:44 am, residents at a home in the 6000 Block of Harvard St. called 911 and reported that an adult male entered their home through an unsecured window and assaulted a sleeping 20 year old female. The suspect fled when other occupants in the home were alerted.  Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputies from the Moorpark and Thousand Oaks Police Stations, including a K-9, as well as the Sheriff’s Department helicopter responded and coordinated a search for the suspect.  During the search, several alert residents in the immediate neighborhood called the Sheriff’s Dispatch Center and reported a suspicious individual who was loitering around their properties.  When deputies located the suspect he attempted to run away. He was caught after a brief foot pursuit and arrested. The suspect was identified as Juan Torres. Deputies located evidence linking Torres to the original burglary call as well as several other crimes in the area mainly consisting of trespasses into unlocked garages.
Torres has a significant criminal past. He was booked into the Ventura County Jail for first degree burglary, false imprisonment, dissuading a witness, several counts of trespass, and being under the influence of methamphetamine. He is also being held in custody in violation of his parole. 
Torres’ court date is pending and his bail is $500,000.     
Prepared by: Detective Sergeant Kevin Lynch
 News Release Date: June 14th, 2019
 Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Sergeant Kevin Lynch
(805) 532-2716, [email protected]
Approved by: Captain Victor Fazio 
Booking Photo Release: YES
Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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

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Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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