News Story


Thousand Oaks/ Residential Burglary Arrest
11/17/2011 8:44:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Residential Burglary Arrest

Report Number:

RB# 11-26039


4100 Block of Minnecota Dr. Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

November 15, 2011 @1:34 PM

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department Investigations Bureau

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses (D)ecedent

City of Residence


Cabanas, Antonio




Thousand Oaks deputies arrested Antonio Cabanas for residential burglary, unauthorized entry into a dwelling, petty theft, and possession of a controlled substance.  Deputies were dispatched to the 4100 Block of Minnecota Dr regarding an illegal entry where the victim was detaining the suspect, who may have also been involved with a residential burglary of a home on the same street. 


Deputies investigating the incident spoke to witnesses in the area and the victim of the residential burglary.  The deputies were able to determine that Cabanas had forced his way into the victim's unoccupied home and had placed property near the garage door.  When the victim returned home and interrupted the burglary, Cabanas exited the victim's home and stood near a group of construction workers who were working in the area.  After the victim realized that someone had broken into his home, he went to the group of construction workers and asked them if they had seen anyone suspicious in the area.   The construction workers and the victim quickly realized that Cabanas was the actual suspect and attempted to detain him.  Cabanas ran from the group and was chased through several yards until he was able to escape.  With the assistance of neighbors, the victim was able to relocate Cabanas further down the street where Cabanas ran into a home.  The victim contacted the resident of the home that Cabanas had entered, and they were able to detain Cabanas until deputies arrived.  When Cabanas was arrested, he was also in possession of a controlled substance and stolen property from two unlocked vehicles on the same street.  Cabanas is being held at the Pre-Trial Facility in Ventura in lieu of $135,000.00 bail.


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Detective Mike Ferguson

Media Release Date:

November 16, 2011

Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Guy Fadler (805) 494-8226

Approved by:

Captain Frank O'Hanlon