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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Monday March 7th, 2022 :: 06:43 p.m. PST


News Story- Ojai Suspicious Incident

Nature of Incident: Suspicious Incident
Report Number: 22-28696
Location: Bristol Road at Foothill Road, Ojai
Date & Time: 3/4/2022 @ 8:00 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Ojai Patrol / Ojai Police Department Investigations Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Juvenile Female Ojai 12
During the evening of March 4th, a twelve-year-old female was approached by two unknown male subjects in the area of Bristol Road and Foothill Road. During the incident, the unknown male passenger attempted to grab the juvenile by her backpack.  The juvenile female fought back and fled the area.  The suspect(s) were seen driving an older model white colored compact sedan with scratches near the passenger side headlight. 
The Ojai Police Department is asking the public’s help in identifying any matching vehicles.  The suspect was described as a male with dark complexion, brown spiky hair, and brown eyes.  If any residents in the area have cameras or other surveillance that may have captured the incident, please contact Detective Gunnar Dike at the Ojai Police Department (805) 646-1414 or at [email protected].
The Ojai 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 what we do because of our community partnerships.
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Prepared by: Detective Gunnar Dike #3928  
News Release Date: 3/7/2022  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Gunnar Dike
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office / Ojai Police Department
(805) 646-1414
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Jose Rivera, Ojai 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).

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