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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Monday February 14th, 2022 :: 12:30 p.m. PST


Fillmore Vandalism Arrests

Nature of Incident: Graffiti Vandalism Arrests
Report Number: 22-18608
Location: Meadowlark Park, Fillmore
Date & Time: February 11, 2022 @ 4:30 P.M.
Unit(s) Responsible: Fillmore Detective Bureau, Fillmore Patrol Services, and Fillmore School Resource Officer
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City of Residence

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Five juveniles from Fillmore were arrested for graffiti vandalism and conspiracy to commit a crime after they were caught defacing property at a local Fillmore park.
During the month of January, there was an increase in graffiti vandalisms throughout the city of Fillmore.  On February 11th a resident called the police to report several juveniles loitering around Meadowlark Park, a frequent target area of the vandals.  Deputies responded to the park and located graffiti and initiated an investigation. 
The graffiti vandalism was witnessed by a diligent resident who relayed valuable information to responding deputies.  The investigation revealed that the juveniles had spray painted graffiti on the tables, benches, and playground equipment which caused hundreds of dollars of damage to the city owned property. 
The investigation resulted in five juveniles being arrested for vandalism along with felony conspiracy to commit a crime.  All the arrestees were cited and released to their parents pending a future court date.
Graffiti vandalism is an eyesore that directly affects the quality of life in our communities. If left
unchecked, graffiti can decrease property values and lead to the deterioration of entire neighborhoods.  Gang graffiti may also be the catalyst for additional, more serious conflicts
between rival gangs. The removal of graffiti costs homeowners, business owners and taxpayers
thousands of dollars each year.
The Fillmore Police Department encourages citizens to immediately report suspicious people and
vehicles, and to promptly report any graffiti they come across by calling (805) 524-2233 or (805) 654-9511. Once the police have investigated these crimes, all graffiti should be immediately removed.
Anyone with information pertaining to criminal activity in the Fillmore area are urged to contact the Fillmore Police Station at (805) 524-2233 or the below listed detective. The reporting party may remain anonymous.
Graffiti Removal
The city of Fillmore removes all graffiti by either painting over it or by using a power washer to wash it off, the method of removal depends on the location of the graffiti. If graffiti is on private property the city secures a signed agreement from the property owner giving them permission to do the work. Call the city of Fillmore Graffiti Removal at (805) 524-1500 if you see graffiti within the city and they will take steps to remove it.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has established a secure database to log information about who has surveillance systems.  If you would like to register your surveillance information and allow authorities to contact you, should a crime occur in/or near where your cameras are installed we kindly ask that you email the Fillmore Police Department at: [email protected].
Prepared by: Detective Sergeant Will Hollowell  
News Release Date: February 14, 2022  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Lemar (805) 947-9128
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Garo Kuredjian
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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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Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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