Photo – Tony Ta and Luisana Cardenas
Ventura County – Proving once again that miscreants “always” return to the scene of their crimes, 29-year-old Newbury Park resident Tony Ta and 36-year-old Oxnard resident Luisana Cardenas had inexplicably remained in the City of Ventura when they were finally tracked down for a series of vehicle burglaries reported in the preceding month throughout the nearby communities of Oxnard, Camarillo, and Thousand Oaks.
It all began on November 17,2019. According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Det. Jacob Holt, that was the morning when a car parked in Camarillo’s Padre Serra Parish Church parking lot was broken into during Sunday religious services.
Among the items stolen from the vehicle were multiple identification and credit cards. “Minutes later” those credit cards were being used under the watchful eye of retail video surveillance cameras.
Once the theft was reported and records of the fraudulent transactions were obtained, officers attached to the Thousand Oaks Directed Enforcement Unit and Camarillo detectives had little trouble identifying Cardenas and Ta, both “wanted felons for previous Ventura County crimes.”
Approximately three weeks later, on December 12th, Ta and Cardenas were located by Camarillo detectives and VCSD Gang Unit Detectives.
They were taken into custody based upon outstanding felony arrest warrants, but the ensuing search of their vehicle and hotel room revealed “a large amount of stolen property associated with burglaries throughout Moopark, Canoga Park, Los Angeles, and multiple Ventura County communities.
Bot Ta and Cardenas remain in custody on their outstanding warrants and are currently being processed for booking on charges of burglary, fraud, and identity theft.
Photos: courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking