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Lockwood Valley – Burglary Suspects Arrested

Nature of Incident: Burglary Suspect(s) Arrested

Report Number: RB# 18-184560

Location: Lockwood Valley, Ventura County Unincorporated Area

Date & Time: December 12th, 2018 at 1445 Hours.

Unit(s) Responsible: Lockwood Deputies, Ojai Investigations Bureau and Fillmore

Investigations Bureau.

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age

(A) Christopher Ringgold  Lockwood Valley   40

(A) Robin Ellis   Bakersfield   55


On 11/28/2018, a residential burglary was reported in the 16000 block of Curtis Trail in Lockwood

Valley. Lockwood Deputies responded to the location and found that the single family residences

had been entered by force and a substantial amount of jewelry and valuables taken. The interior

of the house had been left in disarray as drawers had been removed and their contents dumped

onto the floor. Deputies processed the scene for evidence. Through an extensive investigation,

information was obtained that Christopher Ringgold and Robin Ellis were involved in the burglary

and the subsequent disposal of stolen property.

On November 29, 2018, Robin Ellis was contacted and found to be in possession of drugs and

stolen property from the burglary on Curtis Trail. Ellis was arrested and booked into the Pre-

Trial Detention Facility for possession of controlled substances, possession of stolen property

and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On December 12, 2018, investigators executed a search warrant in the 31000 block of Purple

Sage Trail resulting in the seizure of drugs, a handgun and a large amount of stolen property,

some of which was related to the burglary on Curtis Trail. Christopher Ringgold was arrested

and booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility for burglary and being in possession of stolen


The case is still open and under investigation and additional charges are possible. Anyone with

information is asked to contact Det. Preciado at the Ojai Police Station at 805-646-1414.

Prepared by: Deputy Robert Steele

News Release Date: 1/11/2019

Media Follow-Up Contact: Deputy Robert Steele


Approved by:

Booking Photo Release:

Captain J.Fryhoff