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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Friday January 15th, 2021 :: 11:53 a.m. PST


Suspect arrested in Oak View burglaries

Nature of Incident: Suspect arrested in Oak View burglaries
Report Number: 21-1657
Location: Santa Ana Blvd and N. Ventura Avenue, Oak View
Date & Time: 1/13/2021 @ 1:15 a.m.
Unit(s) Responsible: Ojai Valley Sheriff’s Station
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City of Residence

Russo, Steven William Oak View 21
On 1/13/2021, at about 1:15 a.m., a Sheriff’s Deputy patrolling the unincorporated community of Oak View arrested a suspect wanted for several commercial burglaries at a local nursery.   
During the month of December 2020, Green’s Nursery, located in the 200 block of Bundren Street in Oak View, was burglarized on two separate occasions. During the month of January 2021, two additional burglaries were reported at the business and it was believed the same suspect was involved in all four incidents.
Following a thorough investigation, Ojai Detectives were able to identify the suspect as Oak View resident Steven Russo.   
Russo was at a local business when a deputy driving by observed him and placed him under arrest.  Russo was booked at the Ventura County Main Jail for commercial burglary. His bail is currently set at $35,000 and he is scheduled to appear in court today, 1/15/2021. 
Prepared by: Sergeant Brian Koppenjan  
News Release Date: 1/15/2021  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Scott Reeder, (805) 646-1414  
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Booking Photo Release:
Captain Jose Rivera
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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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