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Thousand Oaks Investigators Arrest Optometry Burglary Suspect
5/13/2015 6:25:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Burglary Investigation / Arrest

Report Number:



3100 Block of Old Conejo Road Newbury Park, Ca.

Date & Time:

01/11/2015 @ 02:27 AM

Unit Responsible:

City of Thousand Oaks Police Special Enforcement Unit and Investigative Bureau


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

City of Residence


(V) Hirano Optometry

(S) Wladyka, Dennis


Newbury Park

Los Angeles




On January 11, 2015, at approximately 2:27 AM, patrol officers in the City of Thousand Oaks responded to a glass break alarm in the 3100 block of Old Conejo Road in Newbury Park.  When the officers arrived, they located two broken windows on the north side of the building.  Due to an additional wall on the other side of the glass, the suspect(s) were not able to completely gain access into the business.  However, evidence was left at the scene indicating the suspect(s) were attempting to reach for items inside the business. 


The case was investigated by the City of Thousand Oaks Police Investigative Bureau.  Through investigative leads, detectives were able to link Dennis Wladyka to the burglary.


On May 11, 2015, the Thousand Oaks Police Special Enforcement Unit located Wladyka at the Los Angeles Department of Social Services building and questioned him about the burglary.  Wladyka was subsequently arrested for 459 PC ' Burglary and two outstanding warrants.


Wladyka was transported back to the City of Thousand Oaks and booked into the East County Jail.  Wladyka currently has a bail of $100,000 and is also pending extradition to Los Angeles Court for his warrants.       


Prepared by:

Sergeant Dan Hawes


Media Release Date:

May 13, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Michelle Kristol

(805) 947-8281



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).