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Thousand Oaks Investigators Arrest Barn Burglary Suspect
5/13/2015 5:24:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Burglary / Stolen Vehicle / Vandalism Investigation & Arrest

Report Number:



1200 Block of Tierra Rejada Road Simi Valley, Ca.

Date & Time:

09/14/2014 @ 06:45 AM

Unit Responsible:

City of Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit

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

City of Residence


(S) Gomez, Alfonso







On September 14, 2014, at approximately 6:45 AM, the victim saw a male subject standing on her property near a barn.  After yelling at the suspect, the victim opened her front door and saw another victim's burgundy 2004 Ford F350 truck driving toward and crashing into her automatic gates.  The truck continued driving past the gate, struck a cinder block wall, and left the area traveling east on Tierra Rejada Road toward Simi Valley.   Deputies responded to the scene and took a burglary, stolen vehicle, and vandalism report.  The stolen vehicle was entered into the statewide stolen vehicle database.   


Approximately four hours after the crime, the Los Angeles Police Department located the stolen vehicle in the area of Mercer Street @ Lev Avenue.   A few of the items stolen from inside the barn were located inside the truck.  The stolen vehicle was released to its owner. 


The City of Thousand Oaks Police Special Enforcement Unit investigated the case and ultimately identified Alfonso Gomez as the suspect.  On May 12, 2015, the Thousand Oaks Police Special Enforcement Unit and the Moorpark Police Special Enforcement Detail observed Alfonso Gomez walking on Laurel Canyon Blvd. near Van Nuys Blvd. in the City of Arleta.  The Special Enforcement Unit contacted and arrested Alfonso Gomez for 459 PC ' Burglary, 10851(a) VC ' Unlawful taking of a vehicle, and 594(a)(b)(1) PC ' Vandalism. 


On May 13, 2015, the Special Enforcement Unit, Sheriff's Gang Unit, Thousand Oaks Police Directed Enforcement Unit, and the Thousand Oaks Police Investigative Bureau concluded its investigation with the service of a Search Warrant at Alfonso Gomez's residence in the 10000 block of Lev Ave. in the City of Arleta. 


Alfonso Gomez was booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility and is being held on $200,000 bail.  Gomez is scheduled to appear in the Ventura County Superior Court on May 14, 1015 at 1:30 PM. 


Prepared by:

Sergeant Dan Hawes


Media Release Date:

May 13, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Robert Brady

(805) 797-7136



Approved by:

Captain Mike Hartmann



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).