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
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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