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In the early evening of August 2nd, Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputies attached to the Camarillo Directed Enforcement Unit (DEU) just happened to be cruising through the parking lots of the Camarillo Premium Outlets shopping center when their radios suddenly crackled with what VCSD spokesman Sgt, Jacob Holt described as “a theft in progress” reported by the commercial center’s private security team.
The DEU patrol, responding with all due alacrity, spotted “a suspicious vehicle with four occupants inside as it departed the area. The deputies promptly conducted a “routine traffic stop” and made contact with 30-year-old Redlands resident Destinee Reed, 26- year-old San Bernardino resident Beeonka Sutton, 35-year-old Anaheim resident Shaquoia Foreman, and 27-year-old Adelanto resident Donnell Tate.
With ample probable cause based upon witness descriptions of the four women and their vehicle, a search of their vehicle was conducted which led to the discovery of “$5,000 worth of property stolen from several outlet stores.” In addition to the purloined booty, deputies found “burglary tools on their persons.”
At that point, all four ladies were taken into custody and transported to Ventura County Jail, where they were each booked on multiple charges of burglary, theft, and providing false information to a peace officer. All four remain in custody on no-bail holds.