by Cindy Summers
Police reports are provided to us by the Ventura Police Department and are not the opinions of the Ventura Breeze. All suspects mentioned are assumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On April 17, at approximately 6:00 am, the Ventura Police Department received a 911 call from security at the Pacific View Mall regarding two suspects using sledgehammers to break into an ATM inside of the mall. Patrol officers arrived on scene a short time later and located the two suspects, 35-year-old Oxnard resident George Lindsay and 34-year-old Oxnard resident Sarah Hartin, still attempting to break into the ATM. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident. Surveillance footage from the mall showed both suspects enter the closed mall at approximately 5:30 am and case the location before leaving and returning a few minutes later with the burglary tools used to commit the crime.
Hartin and Lindsay were arrested for Burglary, Conspiracy, Vandalism over $400 and Possession of Burglary Tools and taken to the Ventura County Jail where they were booked. Lindsay has an extensive criminal history and has prior arrests including Burglary, Possession Of Burglary Tools, Possession of Stolen Property, Identity Theft, Possession for Sales of Narcotics, Drug and Paraphernalia Possession, Felony Evading, Conspiracy, Domestic Violence, Vandalism, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Driving Under the Influence and Providing False Information to a Police Officer. Hartin has prior arrests including Burglary, Conspiracy, Robbery, Criminal Threats, Theft, Forgery, Identity Theft, Domestic Battery, Child Endangerment and Drug Possession. Both suspects were out on bail at the time of their arrest.
Prowling and Theft Arrest
On April 23, at approximately 2:15 pm, a resident saw 31-year-old Ventura resident Eulises Perez enter his backyard and steal some yard tools. The resident confronted Perez and was able to retrieve his property. Perez fled on foot and was contacted by officers a couple of blocks away. Perez was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Officers confirmed that Perez was the suspect and he was taken into custody. Perez was transported and booked into the Ventura County Jail for prowling, petty theft, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.