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Public's Help Needed to Identify Oaks Mall Child Annoying Suspect
7/13/2015 7:05:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Public's Help Needed to Identify Oaks Mall Child Annoying Suspect


Report Number:



The Oaks Mall, 266 West, Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360

Date & Time:

June 30, 2015 @ 1:00 PM

Unit Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Office East County Sexual Assault Unit

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

City of Residence


(V) Juvenile Female

Thousand Oaks



East County Sex Crimes Investigators are asking for the public's help identifying a suspect who appears to have used his cell phone to take an up-skirt video of a juvenile female.

On June 30, 2015, around 1:00 P.M., a witness saw a male suspect enter Claire's Fashion Jewelry and Accessories at the Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks.  The witness saw the suspect turn on the video recorder on his cellular telephone.  The suspect then squatted down behind the female juvenile victim and placed the cellular phone just below her jean skirt.  The female victim was unaware the suspect was recording her.  The suspect realized he was being watched by the witness and quickly left the store.  The suspect was last seen entering JC Penney before leaving the mall.

The attached photograph shows the suspect shortly after leaving Claire's.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 40 to 50 years old, about 6' 00' tall, between 180 to 200 pounds, with short 'salt and pepper' hair.  He was wearing a black and white plaid shirt, black jeans and black dress shoes.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective Tim Lanquist of the East County Sexual Assault Unit, Office: 805-494-8229 or E-mail:

Prepared by:

Detective Tim Lanquist




Media Release Date:

July 13, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Tim Lanquist




Approved by:

Stephen Wade, Captain



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).