News Story


Robbery Suspect Arrested
9/20/2015 10:40:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Robbery Suspect Arrested

Report Number:

152034301, 152036418, 152037627


1800 block Los Feliz Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA



Date & Time:

09/19/2015 @ 11:30 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Major Crimes, Thousand Oaks Police Special Enforcement Unit, Sheriff's Special Services Major Crimes/Special Crimes Unit, Camarillo Police Department/Special Enforcement Unit



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

City of Residence




(S) Ronald Ashley Jr.


Thousand Oaks






On September 19, 2015, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office arrested Ronald Ashley Jr. for a series of gas station robberies that occurred in the cities of Thousand Oaks and Camarillo. 


Beginning on September 11, 2015, Investigators with the Thousand Oaks Police Department began connecting a series of robberies that occurred in Thousand Oaks and Camarillo.  There were a total of three crimes that were connected.  Information and evidence generated during the investigation identified Ronald Ashley Jr. as the prime suspect. 


On September 19, 2015, at approximately 11:30 PM, Ronald Ashley Jr. was arrested in the area of the 1800 block of Los Feliz Drive in Thousand Oaks.  Evidence related to the crimes was also recovered at the time of the arrest.  Investigators believe Ashley is responsible for three recent gas station robberies in Ventura County, and are not ruling out the possibility there might be more. 


Ashely Jr. was booked into custody at the Ventura County Main Jail for three counts of 2nd degree robbery.  Ashley Jr.'s bail is currently set at 500,000 dollars.  He is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court on September 22, 2015.



Prepared by:

Sergeant Alan Hartkop


Media Release Date:

September 20, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Senior Deputy William Hutton

(805) 947-8113




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).