Ventura County – It’s a well known fact that most residential burglaries take place during daylight hours between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., precisely the time when many people are either at work, in school, shopping, getting the dog groomed…and so on.
Perhaps 19-year-old Oxnard residents Edward Parra, David Aldapa and Manuel Muniz, along with their 17-year-old male accomplice, were well aware of that window of criminal opportunity when they were spotted by what Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. John Wright described in his media report as “an observant and diligent citizen.”
Upon observing the four teens lurking around in the driveway of a nearby Santa Rosa Valley home, this neighbor promptly called 911 Emergency, whereupon Moorpark station deputies responded with all due alacrity.
As they approached the reported address, deputies “saw a car driving in the area recognized as possibly being involved in several recent residential burglaries.”
Their suspicions aroused, the deputies conducted a traffic stop upon the vehicle and discovered Parra, Aldapa, Muniz, and their juvenile friend inside. An investigation into the activities of all four—now suspected as perpetrators of the rash of burglaries—gave every indication of their participation in numerous Santa Rosa Valley thefts.
Warrants were soon thereafter served upon the residences of Parra, Aldapa and Muniz, whereupon “a significant amount of evidence and stolen property” were found.
All three were transported to Ventura County Jail, where they were booked on multiple counts of residential burglary.
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