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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday April 8th, 2020 :: 01:53 p.m. PDT


Moorpark Burglary Arrest

Nature of Incident: Arrest of Burglary Suspect
Report Number: 20-50111
Location: 240 Flory Ave, Moorpark CA 93021
Date & Time: April 7th, 2020 at 1:15 pm
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office - Moorpark Patrol and Investigations
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(V) Moorpark Unified School District
(S) Christopher Lewis
Simi Valley
On April 7th, 2020, detectives from the Moorpark Investigations Bureau arrested Christopher Lewis of Simi Valley on several counts of burglary to public schools within the Moorpark Unified School district.  Detectives initially began their investigation in October of 2019 in response to several burglaries and attempted burglaries that had occurred at various schools within the city. 
On the morning of April 7th, patrol deputies from the Moorpark Station responded to the Flory Academy of Sciences and Technology for a report of a burglary.  Deputies learned that when employees arrived at the school that morning, they discovered several classrooms had been broken into and an assortment of property had been taken.   
Detectives from the Moorpark Station responded to the scene and determined that the break-in occurred sometime during the previous evening.  Detectives additionally collected several pieces of evidence that were left at the scene and identified Christopher Lewis, a previous employee, as a possible suspect. 
Later that afternoon, detectives contacted Lewis near his residence in Simi Valley and discovered additional evidence linking him to the burglary.  Detectives continued their investigation and additional evidence from the burglary was recovered from Lewis’ home.  At the conclusion of their investigation, detectives arrested Lewis on two counts of burglary per PC 459, one count of attempted burglary per PC 664/459 and a single count of felony vandalism per PC 594(b)(1).  Lewis was booked at the Ventura County Jail and released with a future court date.       
Prepared by: Detective Sergeant Kevin Lynch  
News Release Date: April 7th, 2020  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Sergeant Kevin Lynch
(805) 532-2716
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Victor Fazio
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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).

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