On Friday, March 4, 2016 at 1:28 p.m., an off-duty Ventura County District Attorney’s Investigator was in the area of the 4900 block of Lafayette Street when he saw suspicious activity near a home on the street. He watched as the four suspects walked on to the residence’s property. Two of them remained outside of the house and acted as look-outs, while the other two went into the backyard and ultimately entered the house through a rear window. As the burglary occurred, the off duty investigator called our Communications Center and Patrol officers were dispatched. Two of the suspects fled from officers onto the 126 freeway, and they were located by the responding Patrol officers. The other two suspects on the front side of the house also attempted to run away from officers, however they were located and detained by the off-duty investigator and other Patrol officers. At the conclusion of the investigation, the two adult suspects, Miguel Ochoa, 18 years of Ventura and Gordon Nico, 19 years of Ventura, were booked into Ventura County Jail on the charges of conspiracy and residential burglary. The two juvenile suspects, 17 and 15, were lodged on the same charges at juvenile hall.
No one was at home during the burglary and no one was injured during the incident.