News Story

 

Thousand Oaks Investigators Arrest Indecent Exposure Suspect
1/21/2015 8:36:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

Thousand Oaks Indecent Exposure Suspect Arrested

Location:

Russell Park  / Greenbelt Area

Date & Time:

January 20, 2015 / 6:00 P.M.

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department Investigations Unit

(S)uspect

City of Residence

Age

Cerna, Antonio

Thousand Oaks

49

Narrative:

While conducting surveillance at Russell Park, detectives observed a male Hispanic, later identified as Antonio Cerna, walking east bound on Medicine Bow Court.  Cerna approached the greenbelt area and quickly walked northbound.  Cerna walked up and down the greenbelt as though he was looking for someone.  He was then contacted by detectives.

 

Cerna claimed he was in the area looking for recycling material.  An infield show up was completed utilizing several victims.  Detectives also learned that Cerna had driven a silver compact vehicle, matching the description given by a victim.

 

Cerna initially denied any wrongdoing, but ultimately admitted to committing both of the recent indecent exposures in this neighborhood.  He was arrested and transported to the East County Sheriff's Station.

 

While at the station, Cerna admitted to committing several other lewd acts within the City of Thousand Oaks.

 

 

Prepared by:

Detective Sergeant Robert Fleming

 

Media Release Date:

January 20, 2015

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Timothy Lohman (805) 947-8255 / tim.lohman@ventura.org

 

Approved by:

Captain Mike Hartmann

 







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