school burglaries

A man who once worked for a South Coast school district has been arrested for a string of burglaries, and attempted burglaries at the district's schools.

Ventura County Sheriff's detectives were called to the Flory Academy of Sciences and Technology in Moorpark Tuesday by reports of a burglary.  Investigators say evidence found at the scene led them to Christopher Lewis, a former Moorpark Unified School District employee.

A Ventura County man is potentially facing more than 15 years in state prison after being convicted of running a burglary operation which targeted tablets, and computers in public schools. Prosecutors say Cory Fletcher of Oxnard was responsible for seven school burglaries in Ventura County.

Detectives say they’ve arrested two people in connection with a string of tech related burglaries from local schools.

Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Mesa Verde Middle School in Moorpark early last Thursday morning by a burglar alarm. They arrested Karinna Cortez of Oxnard at the scene. Deputies say more than 100 iPads had been staged for removal from the school.