Photo: Alex Goodrow, Savador Arroyo and Cat Gonzalez
May 16, 2021 – Ventura County, Ca.
In the annals of crime, intentionally spray-painting gang graffiti on a marked cop car may soon appear at the top of a list entitled “Really Foolish Stuff.”
Certainly the arrests of three Thousand Oaks residents on May 13th on charges of felony graffiti vandalism—among other felony infractions—would qualify for that distinction.
According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Greg Gibson, the brain trust of Alex Goodrow, Savador Arroyo, and Catalina Gonzalez, came to the attention of law enforcement on May 11th as the prime suspects behind the appearance of “gang-related graffiti applied to a marked Thousand Oaks patrol vehicle.” At that point, Special Enforcement Unit detectives were brought into the investigation, whereupon it was determined that Arroyo—on felony probation—was in the company of Goodro “staying at a hotel in the 400 block of Harbor Drive” in the City of Ventura.
With that information at hand, detectives attached to the VCSD Gang Unit showed up at the hotel and made contact with Arroyo, Goodro, and Gonzalez “as they left the hotel.” The immediately ensuing search of the hotel room and of their vehicle revealed Goodro to be in possession with “approximately one-half pound of methamphetamine,” with Gonzalez also in possession of metal knuckles.
All three were taken into custody and transported to Ventura County Jail where they were variously booked on charges of graffiti vandalism, participation in a criminal street gang, possession of a controlled substance for sales, and possession of metal knuckles. Gonzalez was thereafter “released from custody on her own recognizance,” while Arroyo’s bail was set at
$110,000 and Goodro’s bail was set at $505,000.
Photos: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking