Serial Burglar Arrested After Standoff

Serial Burglar Arrested After Standoff

Ventura County – There may be no more frightening experience for the average person than to awaken in the middle of the night to find an intruder in the bedroom. On the night of May 6th, that’s exactly what happened to a Moorpark woman when, according to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Detective Matt Theobald, she “came face-to-face with a burglar inside her home.”

Having entered the victim’s home through “an open garage door,” the burglar immediately fled from the premises when the victim confronted him, whereupon she promptly contacted 911 Emergency Sheriff’s Dispatch to report the incident.

Shortly thereafter, VCSD deputies rolled up to the residence, at which time the victim provided them with a “detailed description of the suspect.” It was based on those details, Theobald reported, that “deputies were able to identify the suspect as Travis Gandy,” a 34-year-old Camarillo resident.

During the investigation of this burglary, deputies received information indicating a nearby theft from parked vehicles, with “significant loss” of personal property. At the scene of the auto burglaries, deputies were able to retrieve residential security camera videos confirming Gandy as the suspect in those crimes as well.

Pursuant to these multiple identifications of Gandy, he was contacted at his Camarillo residence. Following a barricade-standoff situation that lasted several hours, a warrant was ultimately served upon the residence. Just after midnight on May 7th, Gandy was taken into custody and transported to Ventura County Jail, where he currently resides on charges of Residential Burglary, Grand Theft From a Vehicle, Petty Theft From a Vehicle, and Resisting and Obstructing an Investigation.

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