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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Friday June 3rd, 2022 :: 02:19 p.m. PDT


News Story-Ojai Possible Child Annoying

Nature of Incident: Possible Child Annoying
Report Number: 22-70795
Location: West El Roblar Drive @ North Lomita Avenue, Meiners Oaks, CA
Date & Time: May 29, 2022 @ 5:35 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau, Ojai Police Department
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

P1- Juvenile Female
P2- Adult Male
Meiners Oaks
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office investigated the report of a child annoyance that occurred May 29, 2022, at approximately 5:35 PM, in the community of Meiners Oaks, which is located in the unincorporated area of Ojai, CA.
On this date, a juvenile female reported that as she was walking on West El Roblar Drive, an adult male driving a vehicle pulled next to her and attempted to engage her in conversation. The male subject drove away when the juvenile female did not respond to him. An astute citizen witnessed the interaction and checked on the safety of the juvenile female. The witness assisted the juvenile in contacting her mother. The juvenile’s mother reported the incident to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and an investigation was opened. During the immediate response, deputies interviewed the parties involved and scoured the area for the adult male and his vehicle, however they were unable to locate either at the time.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau and the Ojai Police Department Detective Bureau investigated the incident. Through the review of surveillance footage, the adult male was identified. Detectives conducted a thorough interview and background check on the adult male. Detectives also conducted a follow up interview with the juvenile female and her mother. Based on the investigation, detectives determined that no crime occurred.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to speak to your children about “Stranger Danger” and to report suspicious behavior by calling (805) 654-9511.  When reporting suspicious behavior, please be a great witness and provide as much detail as possible.  With so many individuals now having cellular phones with cameras, remember to take a photo if it safe to do so, it truly helps.
Prepared by: Detective Robert DeLaCerda  
News Release Date: June 3, 2022  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Robert DeLaCerda
(805) 384-4724
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Victor Medina
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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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