On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, Oxnard Police Officers responded to a commercial business located on the 1600 block of Westar Drive in the city Oxnard, regarding several employees reporting a burglary of their personal belongings from their storage cubicles.
Employees reported that an unknown male suspect entered the employee breakroom and began to remove personal belongings from storage cubicles designated for employee use. During the burglary, the suspect located keys belonging to an employee’s vehicle, which was stolen by the suspect as he left the business. The burglary was captured on video surveillance, later provided to Oxnard Police Department Property Crimes Detectives. The video provided a clear image of the suspect, but identification of the suspect was not possible at the time because he was wearing a mask.
On Thursday, September 17, 2020, Property Crimes Detectives following up on the case located the employee’s stolen vehicle near the intersection of Santa Lucia Avenue and Featherstone Street in the city of Oxnard. The vehicle was occupied by Luis Caballero, a 20-year-old resident of Oxnard. Caballero’s physical description alellegly matched that of the burglary suspect captured on video surveillance. Caballero was not only in possession of the stolen vehicle but was also in possession of the items taken from the storage cubicles.
Caballero was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of the stolen property, and burglary; all felony offenses. Caballero has two previous convictions for auto theft in the county of Ventura.
The Oxnard Police Department is committed to reducing property crime in the city of Oxnard. Anyone with information regarding this case or other criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or online via the Oxnard Police Department’s website: www.oxnardpd.org, and clicking on “Report Suspicious Activity.” You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800)222-8477. You can also visit their website: www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.