October 21, 2020 – Ventura County, Ca.
The City of Piru in the easternmost reaches of Ventura County is about as tranquil a community as can be imagined. But tranquility does not apparently guarantee that its citizens do not occasionally exhibit bizarre behaviors.
Case in point are the activities of 54-year-old Piru resident Reynaldo Hernandez, which became the focus of law enforcement attention in September, 2020.
According to Ventura County Sherrif’s Department spokesman Sgt. Vince Alvarez, that was when detectives attached to the Fillmore Investigative Bureau were informed that Hernandez “was involved in trespassing” onto private residential property in Piru.
Witness statements at the time of that reporting indicated that Hernandez had “been caught by the homeowners on their property.”
The ensuing investigation established the fact that Hernandez had, in fact, trespassed onto private property, gained access to the residence’s laundry facilities, and “took women’s underwear.”
On the afternoon of October 19th , detectives visited Hernandez’s residence with search warrant in hand and “located evidence belonging to the victim,” including multiple articles of women’s underwear “in his possession.” Further investigation established evidence that Hernandez “had repeatedly unlawfully entered the victim’s property” on multiple prior occasions.
Hernandez was taken into custody and transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on charges of Trespassing and Stalking, with his bail set at $200,000.
Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking