Press Release

 

Thousand Oaks/Arrests Related to Crime Spree
12/8/2011 1:37:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

Arrests Related to Crime Spree

Report Number:

11-27252

Location:

Various Locations, Thousand Oaks, CA

Date & Time:

11/8/2011 ' 12/5/2011

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department Special Enforcement Unit

Thousand Oaks Police Department Investigations Unit

 

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

City of Residence

Age

Sellner, Rusty Edward

Male Juvenile

Male Juvenile

Male Juvenile

Female Juvenile

Female Juvenile

Female Juvenile

Female Juvenile

Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks

 

 19

 17

 17

 15

 17

 17

 16

 16

Narrative:

Over the last few weeks, detectives from the Thousand Oaks Police Department's Special Enforcement Unit and Investigations Unit have worked together in a combined effort to combat a recent increase in commercial burglaries and thefts from vehicles.  Thousand Oaks Police Detectives were assisted by crime analysts who tracked the locations, methods and frequency of crimes occurring in Thousand Oaks.  Evidence was discovered that began linking the crimes to an eight-person burglary ring.  The suspects were all identified and investigators arrested seven burglars for a variety of felony charges including commercial burglary, auto theft, grand theft, possession of stolen property, and violation of probation. 

 

The Thousand Oaks Police Department is requesting your assistance in locating the final suspect, Rusty Sellner.  He is currently wanted in connection with the felony investigations of a commercial burglary, a stolen vehicle, and evading deputies during a vehicle pursuit.  Investigators have confirmed that Sellner knows he is wanted by the police and believe he is continuing to try to avoid capture. Sellner is described as a 19-year-old white male, 5'10' tall and 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.   Sellner is still believed to be in the Newbury Park area.

 

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 these crimes.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Sergeant Jeff Miller

Media Release Date:

December 8, 2011

Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Allen Devers / 805-494-8222

Approved by:

Captain Tim Hagel