News Story


Headquarters Station: Three Arrested for Burglary in Silver Strand Area
4/2/2015 3:26:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Deputies Arrest Residential Burglars

Report Number:

RB# 150006700


300 Block Cahuenga Drive, Silver Strand

Date & Time:

03/24/15 @ 11:35 P.M.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Headquarters Deputies and Detectives

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty (D)ecedent

City of Residence


(S) Douglas Pearce

(S) Michael Hanson

(S) Byron Willis









On March 24, 2015, Headquarters patrol deputies responded to a residential burglary call.  Arriving within minutes, deputies located an open window at the home.  A search of the residence  located Douglas Pearce hiding inside. Pearce was arrested without incident.


Over the course of the following week, Detectives completed a follow-up investigation and identified two additional suspects.  Michael Hanson and Byron Willis were located and arrested without incident.  Deputies recovered stolen property at the Willis residence.


All three suspects were booked for residential burglary at the Ventura County Main Jail.  Each had bail set at $50,000. 


Prepared by:

Sergeant Brian Richmond


News Release Date:

April 2, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Jon Smith (805) 662-6770


Approved by:

Captain Patti Salas



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).