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Vehicle Thefts
updated: Dec 12, 2012, 9:39 AM

Source: Ventura Police Department

Incident: Multiple thefts from vehicles and vandalisms.

Location: 2700-2800 blocks of Sailor Ave and Surfrider Ave in Ventura.

Date/Time Occurred: 12-11-12 @ 2215 hrs

Officer(s) Involved: Numerous Patrol Officers

Victim(s): Multiple (13)

Suspect(s): Jacob Bruck- 24 year old Ventura Resident and 2 unknown male suspects approximately 20 years old.

Report #: 12-14797 to 12-14809.


On the above date and time, a Ventura Police Officer was patrolling the neighborhood in the 2700 block of Surfrider Ave. During this time the officer was hailed by a citizen who reported that two males were observed dumping property in a neighbors driveway. The officer began an investigation and located numerous items of stolen property in the area. As additional officers arrived in the area they discovered that numerous unlocked vehicles had been ransacked. The suspects also spray painted graffiti on multiple cars and garage doors in the neighborhood.

Numerous officers responded to the area to conduct a search for potential suspects. One officer observed a suspect later identified as Jacob Bruck, a 24 year old Ventura Resident, riding his bicycle in the area while carrying a car stereo. Bruck was detained and the radio was identified as being one that had been removed from one of the victims' vehicles. Bruck was arrested and booked in the Ventura County Jail for a violation of Penal Code Section 496(a)- Possession of stolen property.

During a neighborhood canvas multiple items of property were located which had been stolen from nearby vehicles. All items of property were identified and returned to the victims. The Ventura Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind citizens not to leave valuable items in their vehicles and to please lock their cars.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this crime is urged to call the Ventura Police Department at 339-4343, or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. If your information leads to an arrest, you could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.


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