Photo: Brittney McCord
May 5, 2020 – Ventura County
Sometimes cops make an arrest pursuant to protracted investigations and considerable legwork. At other times, they just get lucky and stumble across someone committing a crime who needs to be fitted for a pair of locking bracelets.
The arrest of 41-year-old Ventura resident Brittney McCord, according to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Capt. Jose River, appears to fall into the latter category. It was on the morning of May 3rd when deputies attached to the Ojai Valley Patrol Station cruised through a rural area and spotted an RV parked alongside the road.
They made contact with an individual living inside the RV and discovered “a probationer with search terms” in the company of McCord who was determined to be “wanted for a burglary violation.”
The subsequent search of the RV lead to the discovery of stolen mail, forged checks, approximately 40 grams of methamphetamine, “several grams of heroin” and materials commonly associated with the ongoing sales of controlled substances. All that evidence was determined to be in McCord’s personal possession, and she was taken into custody at the scene.
McCord was then transported to Ventura County Jail, where she was booked on charges of Burglary, Forgery, Stolen Mail, Identity Theft, and Possession for Sale of a Controlled Substance.