December 12, 2021 – Ventura County, Ca.
50-year-old Pomona, CA resident Roderick Davis is not your average “opportunistic” burglar. With a rap sheet over a decade long and a history of unlawfully finding his way onto the back lots of major motion picture studios—he once did prison time for breaking into Universal Studios offices to steal copies of motion picture screenplays and assorted props and memorabilia associated with films like Indiana Jones—Davis’ reputations precedes him and he now has his name above the title on a new arrest record.
According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Det. Susan Johnsen, pursuant to a recent rash of commercial burglaries throughout Ventura, Los Angeles, Sand Diego, and Orange counties involving the theft of “thousands of dollars of Apple computers and photography equipment,” Davis was identified as a potential suspect simply based upon the modus operandi that led to his prior arrests and convictions.
Through the work of detectives attached to the Thousand Oaks Investigations Bureau Career Criminals Unit, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Crime Analyst Division, the Glendale Police Department and the
Laguna Beach Police Department, Roderick was located pursuant through combined task force surveillance operations.
Once Davis’ location was determined, Thousand Oaks Investigations Bureau detectives obtained a search warrant which was executed at a Pomona motel and he was taken into custody.
The ensuing search of the motel room and of Davis’ vehicle provided evidence of his involvement in several burglaries in the City of Thousand Oaks. He was transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on multiple burglary charges, with his bail set at $50,000.