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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday June 6th, 2024 :: 04:26 p.m. PDT


Arrests Made in Tagging Crew Graffiti Investigation


Nature of Incident: Arrests Made in Tagging Crew Graffiti Investigation
Report Number: 24-45686
Location: City of Camarillo
Date & Time: 6/6/2024 at 07:00 AM
Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Special Enforcement Unit, Camarillo Directed Enforcement Unit, Camarillo Patrol Services
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Miguel Angel Lopez


On March 29, 2024, deputies with Camarillo Patrol Services responded to a vandalism that occurred on the 1700 Block of Ventura Boulevard in the City of Camarillo. Upon arrival, deputies located a graffiti vandalism which was believed to be related to a local “tagging crew”. A tagging crew is a group of people who work together to vandalize property with graffiti for recognition, notoriety, or thrill.  The information was forwarded to detectives assigned to the Camarillo Special Enforcement Unit (SEU).
During the investigation, numerous additional vandalisms involving the same suspect occurred.  Detectives identified the suspect as Miguel Angel Lopez.  Detectives authored a search warrant for the search of Lopez, his vehicle, and his residence located in the City of Camarillo. The warrant was signed by a Judge of the Ventura County Superior Court. 
On June 6, 2024, SEU detectives with assistance of deputies assigned to the Camarillo Directed Enforcement Unit and the Camarillo Investigations Bureau, served the search warrant at the residence.  During the search warrant service, Lopez was contacted and placed under arrest for vandalism.
During a search of the residence, additional evidence further implicating Lopez in the vandalisms was located in his residence and vehicle.  These vandalisms have cost the city thousands of dollars to repair which is a burden on the taxpayers.
Lopez was arrested for multiple violations of PC 594(b)(1) – Felony Vandalism.  Due to the fact Lopez committed the vandalisms before he was 18 years-old, Lopez was lodged into the Ventura County Juvenile Justice Center.
The Camarillo Special Enforcement Unit is comprised of a sergeant and four detectives, whose focus is assisting patrol services with the investigation of various crimes including, but not limited to, the investigation of illegal firearms, gang related crimes, and graffiti vandalism.
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Prepared by: Senior Deputy Steve Krupnik  
News Release Date: 6/6/2024  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Michael Vera
(805) 388-5114
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Jason Hendren
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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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Ventura, CA 93003

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