Press release - Felony Vandalism Arrest

Published 9/24/2010 (all press releases for this day)


John Crombach
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

PRESS RELEASE

INCIDENT: Felony Vandalism Arrest
DATE/TIME: 09/23/10 1530 hours
LOCATION: Camarillo Police Department
VICTIM(S): City of Oxnard
SUSPECT(S): Noe Jose Melendez, 19 year old Oxnard Residence
WITNESS(ES): None
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S):  
LOSS:  
PREPARED BY: Sergeant Christopher Williams (805) 486-6211 or email: christopherwilliams@oxnardpd.org
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Detective Dan Whitmer (805) 385-7547

DETAILS:

Graffiti Investigators, from the Oxnard Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit, conducted a two month investigation regarding an increase in graffiti vandalism by a particular graffiti vandal. During the course of the investigation, the suspect was identified as Noe Melendez (6/23/91). On 9/23/10 at approximately 1330 hours, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department contacted our investigators and informed them that they had arrested Melendez for additional graffiti vandalism charges.

Oxnard Police Department Graffiti Investigators responded to the Camarillo Police Department and interviewed Melendez. Based on Melendez’ statements to investigators he was arrested for fifteen counts of felony graffiti vandalism and forty seven counts of misdemeanor graffiti vandalism committed in the City of Oxnard. Melendez was booked into the Ventura County Jail.

The City of Oxnard spends over a million dollars a year to clean up graffiti in the city. We encourage the community to continue to report graffiti vandalism, by calling the police.



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