Suspects with Drugs, Guns, Stolen Vehicle Arrested in storage unit
Photo: Philip Jackson and Nicole Childs
Ventura County – On the morning of June 13th, a Thousand Oaks resident walked out of his house and discovered that his parked truck has been broken into. According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Det. Theodore Stern, the victim quickly determined that “numerous items were missing” and that “his wife’s vehicle had also been stolen.”
Deputies responding to the scene included detectives from the Thousand Oaks Police Department as well as those from the Los Angeles Police Department.
The immediately ensuing investigation led the cops to a Los Angeles area storage unit where they encountered 30-year-old Hollywood resident Phillip Jackson and 29-year-old Topanga resident Nicole Childs.
Both were standing “next to an open storage locker” and a vehicle determined to contain “numerous items” stolen from the victim. A thorough search of the storage unit and the vehicle “revealed more stolen property, narcotics, and a revolver.” The pistol’s serial number had apparently been “purposely removed.”
Both suspects were taken into custody and transported to Ventura County Jail. Childs was booked on charges of vehicle theft and receiving stolen property, with her bail set at $50,000. For his part, Jackson was booked on charges of vehicle theft, receiving stolen property, grand theft, and conspiracy to commit a crime, with his bail set at $100,000.
Photos: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking