News Story


Vehicle Arson
5/15/2015 4:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Vehicle Arson


Report Number:




3000 block of Los Feliz Drive in Thousand Oaks



May 15, 2015 @ 0433


Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Arson Unit, Ventura County Fire Department Arson Unit and Thousand Oaks Police



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

City of Residence



(V) Acura of Thousand Oaks







On May 15, 2015, at 0433 hours, the Ventura County Fire Department received a report of a fire in the 3000 block of Los Feliz Drive in Thousand Oaks.  Fire Department personnel were able to quickly respond and arrived only minutes later at 0439 hours.  Once on scene, they determined the fire involved several vehicles parked in a vehicle storage lot for Acura of Thousand Oaks.  As the fire was being extinguished and due to the suspicious nature of the fire, Fire Department personnel requested the assistance of deputies with the Thousand Oaks Police Department and arson investigators.  Shortly after, deputies arrived and assisted in securing the scene as the fire was extinguished.

Arson investigators with both the Ventura County Fire Department and Sheriff's Office responded to the location and conducted an initial investigation.  Based on the evidence at the scene, arson was determined to be the cause of the fire.  A total of eight cars were damaged, with three being a complete loss.  The total damage caused by the fire is estimated to be about $200,000.

The motive is not known and investigators are asking the public for their assistance.  Anyone with information regarding this fire is encouraged to contact Detective Michael Rompal at (805) 383-8743 or Ventura County Fire Department Investigator Christine Saqui at (805) 384-4774.  Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).



Prepared by:

Detective Michael Rompal #3293


News Release Date:

May 15th, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Denise Sliva at (805) 947-9258


Approved by:

Captain Garo Kuredjian #3051



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).