News Story


Thousand Oaks Deputies Conduct Parole/Probation Sweeps, 22 Arrests Made
8/16/2014 5:15:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Probation / Parole Sweep


City of Thousand Oaks CA


Date & Time:

August 16, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Unit Responsible:

City of Thousand Oaks Police Special Enforcement Unit, Bike Patrol, School Resource Officers, and Detectives; City of Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail, City of Moorpark Special Enforcement Detail, Sheriff's Gang Unit, Sheriff's Tactical Response Team, and Custody Division,  


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On Saturday August 16, 2014, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office deployed 50 deputies into the field for the purpose of conducting probation / parole sweeps in the City of Thousand Oaks.  The Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit wanted to take a proactive approach and focus the searches primarily on gang members, drug users, and thieves.  This operation was funded by a California State grant for supervising post-release and serious habitual offenders, due to state prison realignment. 


The objective of the operation was to take a zero-tolerance approach to enforcing the individuals probation / parole terms as outlined by the court.  At approximately 7:00 AM, Sheriff's Deputies began knocking on doors of the 75 targeted residences.  The residential searches included the areas of Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake, and Oak Park.     


The operation netted 22 arrests, for charges that included the following: Possession of methamphetamine, under the influence of controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia, warrants, providing false information to peace officers, resisting arrest, possession of blank prescription notes, possession of stolen property, trespassing, and probation violations.  Deputies also located and seized a handgun; however, no arrests have been made regarding the handgun.


Subjects that were not cited and released were booked into the Ventura County Jail. 




Prepared by:

Sergeant Dan Hawes


Media Release Date:

August 16, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Richard LaSecla  (805) 797-7135



Approved by:

Captain Mike Hartmann