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October 16, 2023 – Ventura County, Ca. On the afternoon of October 10th , the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Camarillo Division’s Directed Enforcement Unit received an alert from store personnel at the Camarillo Premium Outlets retail center that a burglary was in progress. VCSD patrol units in the area were promptly notified and given descriptions of suspects and their vehicle.
Shortly thereafter, according to VCSD spokesman Senior Deputy Steve Krupnik, the suspect vehicle was spotted by the patrol unit, whereupon “a traffic enforcement stop for a vehicle code violation” was conducted. At that point, the uniformed deputy made contact with Los Angeles residents Jonatan Nino, 32, Heymi Hernandez, 31, and Anyela Rojas Cardenas, 30. Inside their car, the deputy discovered “a large amount of property” reportedly stolen from stores at the Camarillo Premium Outlets. Also found was a “booster bag” consisting of “an inconspicuous bag lined with a conductive material” commonly used to thwart retail store anti-theft systems.
All three suspects were immediately detained and found to possess identification documents from the South American country of Columbia. Those ID documents contradicted the information verbally provided by Nino as he endeavored to conceal the fact he was on felony probation for prior weapons violations.
Nino, Hernandez, and Cardenas were arrested and transported to Ventura County Jail, where they were booked on charges of organized retail theft, possession of burglary tools, and providing false information to a peace officer.