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Ventura prowler caught in act by police

A map indicates the area in the 100 block of South Pacific Avenue in Ventura where Simon De Los Santos, 18, of Ventura was arrested for prowling and vandalism on Saturday, June 22, 2013. (Google map)
June 22, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
An 18-year-old man was arrested for prowling and vandalism after he was caught attempting to break into a home in Ventura Saturday.

Police responded to a call of a prowler attempting to gain entry through the front door of a residence in the 100 block of South Pacific Avenue around 6:30 a.m.

The suspect, later identified as Simon De Los Santos, 18, of Ventura, broke a windowpane in the door in an attempt to gain entry into the residence.

The victim fled out the back door of her home during the incident.

Responding officers found the suspect on the front porch.

De Los Santos was arrested and booked for prowling and vandalism at the Ventura County Jail.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information was urged to contact the Ventura Police Department at (805) 339-4441.


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