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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday October 7th, 2020 :: 06:52 p.m. PDT


Attempt Residential Burglary

Nature of Incident: Attempt Residential Burglary
Report Number: 20-139215
Location: 400 Block of Palomar Road, Ojai
Date & Time: 10/07/2020 – 1254 hours
Unit(s) Responsible: Ojai Patrol, Ojai Investigations
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Dawson Campos Ojai 27
On 10/07/2020, Ojai patrol deputies were dispatched to an attempt residential burglary in the 400 block of Palomar Road in Ojai.  The victim interrupted the suspect as he was preparing to enter the residence through a window.  Ojai patrol deputies responded to the scene, quickly established a perimeter, and located Dawson Campos who matched the description provided by the victim.  While detaining Campos, the victim was able to positively identify Campos as the suspect who attempted to break into his residence. 
Campos was arrested and booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility for 664/459 PC- Attempt burglary, 11377(a) HS- Possession of a controlled substance, 11350(a) HS- Possession of a controlled substance, 11364(a) HS- Possession of an injection device.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind residents to secure their residences when they leave and report suspicious persons or vehicles immediately by calling the Sheriff’s Communication Center at (805) 654-9511.  If residents are leaving for an extended period of time, arrangements can be made for extra patrol in your neighborhood.  Remember, leaving open or unlocked windows and doors makes residences an easy target.  Suspects look for indications that the residences are unoccupied and then force entry inside, often targeting jewelry, small safes, and other valuables. 
If anyone has additional information related to this crime, contact Detective Gunnar Dike at (805) 477-7042.
Prepared by: Detective Gunnar Dike #3928  
News Release Date: 10/07/2020  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Senior Deputy Mario Molina, (805) 646-1414 [email protected]
Detective Gunnar Dike, (805) 477-7042
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Jose Rivera, Chief of Police
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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).

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

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