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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday August 12th, 2021 :: 04:06 p.m. PDT


News Story - Theft Arrest

Nature of Incident: Suspect Arrested for Theft and an Arrest Warrant
Report Number: 21-92705
Location: 650 Ventura Street, Fillmore, CA
Date & Time: July 14, 2021 @ 1256 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Fillmore and Camarillo Patrol Services and Fillmore Detective Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Ramie Fakhoury Highland 37
A 37-year-old Highland man was arrested for theft and an arrest warrant. 
On July 14, 2021, at approximately 12:56 p.m., Fillmore deputies responded to a theft of a purse that had just occurred in the parking lot at 650 Ventura Street.  A witness provided a description of the suspect and his vehicle. 
On August 3, 2021, Camarillo deputies received a call of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot at 1659 E. Daily Drive.  Fillmore detectives heard the call and recognized the description of the vehicle as being similar to the vehicle from the Fillmore theft.  Fillmore detectives responded to Camarillo and contacted the vehicle owner identified as Ramie Fakhoury.  Detectives searched Fakhoury’s vehicle and located the victim’s wallet along with several other wallets and purses believed to belong to additional victims. 
Fakhoury was arrested and booked at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility for theft and the out of county warrant.  Since Fakhoury’s arrest, he has been linked to other purse thefts in the Los Angeles area.  Fillmore detectives are collaborating with Los Angeles Police Department detectives regarding those thefts.   
Anyone who believes they were a victim of a similar crime in Fillmore or with information pertaining to this crime is urged to contact Detectives Lopez or Pewsey at the below listed number. The reporting party may remain anonymous.
The Fillmore Police Department encourages citizens to immediately report suspicious people and
vehicles, and to promptly report any crime they come across by calling 911. The Ventura
County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank members of the public for their on-going support and
due diligence in providing information to assist our agency in solving crimes. We are better at
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Prepared by: Detective Ben Lopez #4397  
News Release Date: 08/13/21  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Ben Lopez or Detective Shawn Pewsey
524 Sespe Avenue, Fillmore, Ca. 93015
(805) 524-2234
[email protected] or [email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Garo Kuredijian
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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Ventura, CA 93003

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