Suspect Arrested for Arson & Theft
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

On July 27, 2022, deputies from the Fillmore Police Department and firefighters from the Ventura County Fire Department responded to a suspicious vehicle fire at a small nursery in the area of Old Telegraph Road and Ventura Street in the unincorporated area of Fillmore/Ventura County.

Upon arrival, firefighters quickly extinguished the vehicle fire located in the rear interior portion of a van parked on the property. The firefighters also found a propane tank in the front passenger area of the van that was expelling gas from an open valve.

The investigation revealed the fire was intentionally started in the van and the propane tank was purposely placed inside the van to cause an arson explosion. Suspect information was obtained at the scene and no additional hazards to the public were discovered. A search for the suspect ensued.

Fillmore patrol deputies located the suspect in the 1000 block of Ventura Street in the city of Fillmore. It was discovered that the suspect fled from the crime scene on a bicycle he had stolen from a nearby plant nursery. The suspect was taken into custody and identified as 42-year old Nikhil Kaboor, a resident of Fillmore. Deputies also located additional evidence linking Kaboor to the commission of the arson.

Kaboor was arrested for violation of California Penal Codes 451(d)-Arson and 484(a)-Theft. He was booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Ventura with a bail set at $100,000.

On July 29, 2022, The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office filed both charges against Kaboor who currently remains in custody with his bail set at $100,000. His next court hearing is scheduled for August 08, 2022.

The Fillmore Police Department encourages citizens to immediately report suspicious people and/or vehicles, and to promptly report any crimes they witness by calling “9-1-1.” Anyone with information pertaining to crimes are urged to contact the Fillmore Police Station @ (805) 524-2233 or the below listed detective. The reporting party may remain anonymous.

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Nature of Incident: Suspect arrested for Arson and Theft
Report Number: 22-99866
Location: 1000 Block of Ventura Street/Old Telegraph Road, Unincorporated area of Fillmore/Ventura County, CA
Date & Time: July 27, 2022 3:25 P.M.
Unit(s) Responsible: Fillmore Police Department Patrol Services/Ventura County Fire Department
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(A) Nikhil Kaboor Fillmore 42
Prepared by: Detective Sergeant Hollowell
Approved by: Captain Jose Rivera

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).