Surveillance Video Nabs Female Burglar

Surveillance Video Nabs Female Burglar

Rebecca Castaneda

VENTURA COUNTY — As the late renowned comedian George Carlin so memorably noted, “all you need in life is a place for your stuff.” It’s that need that drives so many to pay serious money each and every month of the year so they can simply continue to hang on to their “stuff,” much of which rarely leaves or is retrieved from commercial storage units. We just continue paying that monthly space rent, comfortable in the belief that our possessions are safe and out of harm’s way.

This “safety” may be a mistaken perception, as demonstrated on October 10th when, according to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. John Franchi, 57-year-old Santa Paula resident Rebecca Castaneda was tracked down by detectives of the Camarillo Police Department Investigation Bureau and the Santa Paula Police Department and arrested on charges associated with her alleged burglary of a Camarillo public storage unit.

VCSD deputies were initially apprised of Castaneda’s crime when they “responded to a report of a burglary” from the Aviator Street storage facility. Once they retrieved surveillance video at the facility which clearly showed Castaneda “stealing property valued in excess of $950,” she was identified and the work of locating her began.

Soon thereafter, it was determined that Castaneda was residing in Santa Paula, whereupon she was promptly contacted and taken into custody without incident. Castaneda was transported to Ventura County Jail, where she was booked on the burglary charge and remains with her bail set at $10,000.

Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking

Surveillance Video Nabs Female Burglar was last modified: October 19th, 2017 by admin
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