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SWAT Activation / Search Warrant / Arrest
updated: Jan 18, 2013, 4:16 PM

Source: Ventura County Sheriff's Department

Community: Camarillo - SWAT Activation / Search Warrant / Arrest

Nature of Incident: SWAT Activation / Search Warrant / Arrest

Report Number: [RB#] RB#: 12-24835 / 12-26947

Location: 600 Block of Via Alondra, Camarillo, CA

Date & Time: January 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Unit Responsible: Camarillo Detective Bureau, Ventura County Sheriff's SWAT team

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age (S) Dotts, Drew Alan Camarillo 45

Narrative: On January 15, 2013, at 5:00 PM, the Camarillo Detective Bureau and the Ventura County Sheriff's SWAT team served a search warrant in the 600 block of Via Alondra, in the city of Camarillo.

The Camarillo Detective Bureau has been investigating multiple forgeries and identity theft cases throughout the county since October 2012. The investigation revealed that (S) Drew Dotts was operating a very large and sophisticated identity theft ring out of his business in the 600 block of Via Alondra. Detectives also had information that Dotts, a convicted felon, was in possession of multiple weapons, including an Uzi sub-machine gun.

Due to the nature of the possible weapons involved, the Ventura County Sheriff's SWAT team was requested to serve a search warrant at the location. Once SWAT was on scene, negotiators attempted to contact Dotts numerous times prior to entry. Dotts initially refused to comply with their requests to exit the building, but ultimately he surrendered and was taken into custody.

Detectives searched the building and located a large quantity of items used in the commission of identity theft and fraud/forgery. Detectives also located several airsoft weapons to include one that appeared to be a simulated Uzi sub-machine gun.

Dotts was arrested for several counts of burglary, fraud/forgery and identity theft. He was booked at the Ventura County Jail and is due to appear in court on January 17, 2013. His bail is set at $500,000.00.

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