Ventura County – The City of Camarillo—once known for its wide tree-lined streets, spacious greenbelts, and upscale neighborhoods—continues to attract more than its fair share of individuals with criminal intent and the temerity to perpetrate violent crime on the public streets both in broad daylight and in the evening hours.
The most recent example of the dangers of simply walking around this suburban enclave came on the night of July 25th, when two male victims, ages 20 and 21, were approached by a 16-year-old male juvenile and 19-year-old Camarillo resident Joshua Lugo just outside a local area Ralphs Supermarket. According to Camarillo Police Department spokesman Detective J. Cruz, Lugo and his partner approached the victims and “asked them to use the victim’s iPhone.”
Apparently granting Lugo permission to do so, Lugo then refused to return the phone “and a physical attack followed.” While Lugo and his cohort used no weapons in the attack, “one of the victims was knocked unconscious” in the assault, and subsequently had to be taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The ensuing investigation identified Lugo and his juvenile partner in crime, a 16-year-old resident of Oxnard, both of whom were contacted at their homes and “arrested without incident.” Lugo was transported to Ventura County Jail while the juvenile was taken to Ventura County Juvenile Hall, with both suspects booked on a charge of robbery.
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