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Police arrest homeless man on suspicion of burglary in Ventura

Seth Dees Mugshot
Ventura County Sheriff's Office

VENTURA, Calif. -- Ventura Police arrest one man on suspicion of home burglary in Ventura on Friday early morning.

Ventura police arrested Seth Dees, 41 for residential burglary.

At around 8:01 a.m., Ventura Police responded to reports of a burglary on the 1100 block of Poli Street in Ventura.

Residents of the home told police that when they were leaving they saw a suspect loitering near their home. A few minutes later, the residents say the suspect was out of sight and they suspected that he may have gone onto their property.

The residents walked back into the house to find the suspect inside their home.

The residents confronted the man as he was leaving with some of their property and then proceeded to call 911.

The suspect left but responding officers were able to find him and detain him.

In their investigation, officers identified the suspect as Dees and determined that he had entered the house through an unlocked door, took property and left.

A review of the Ventura County Superior Court website revealed Dees has been arrested seventeen times since 2015.

His arrest charges include possession of narcotics, trespassing, vehicle tampering, resisting arrest, under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of narcotics paraphernalia and possession of an illegal weapon. 

Crime / Safety / Ventura County

Julia Nguyen

Julia Nguyen is an assignment editor and social media coordinator at KEYT|KCOY|KKFX.

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