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Three Face Charges Following Separate Vandalism Incidents Involving Protest Sign in Ventura County


Three men have been cited in connection with a string of vandalism incidents involving a “Black Live Matters” sign in Ventura County.  It’s a tarp hung on a fence on Classic Rose Court in Thousand Oaks.  After it was vandalized, the sign’s owner put up a surveillance camera.

Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives say they recognized one of the vandals as a civilian employee of the agency.  They say Darrin Stone is a technician in the county’s jail system.  He’s been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the case.

The second person cited was a non-sworn investigative assistant with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office.  Craig Anderson had only been with the DA’s office a few months.  Officials say he resigned following the incident.

And, detectives say a third Thousand Oaks man, Jeffrey Moore, was cited after he was caught on video spray painting the sign.  They say he was driving a marked work truck which made it easy to find him.

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