News Story


Fraudulently Obtained Vehicles
10/2/2015 3:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Fraudulently Obtained Vehicles

Report Number:



300 Block of Rolling Oaks Drive, Thousand Oaks, Ca.

Date & Time:

10/1/2015 @ 1:30 PM

Unit Responsible:

City of Thousand Oaks Police Special Enforcement Unit, City of Thousand Oaks Patrol


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

City of Residence


(S) Lewis, Kenneth


Thousand Oaks






On September 29, 2015, City of Thousand Oaks Patrol deputies were patrolling the area of Rolling Oaks Drive just west of Los Padres Drive when they located two stolen vehicles parked next to each other.  Deputies located a 2012 Dodge Charger that was stolen out of San Bernadino County and a 2008 Maserati that was stolen out of Florida.  Through the patrol deputies investigation they were able to link the two vehicles to Kenneth Lewis.    


On October 1, 2015, a detective with the City of Thousand Oaks Police Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) discovered Kenneth Lewis has multiple aliases and was currently on parole in the State of California for carrying a concealed weapon, and wanted in the state of Texas for a violation of parole. 


At approximately 1:30 PM, SEU detectives went to Kenneth Lewis' residence to conduct a parole search and arrest Lewis for the parole violation in Texas.  Lewis was contacted and arrested inside his residence.  During a search of the residence, detectives located over $65,000 in cash, a semi-automatic handgun, keys to multiple high end vehicles, and paperwork linking Lewis to a stolen Mercedes, stolen Jaguar, and a stolen Chevrolet Silverado.  These additional three stolen vehicles and the Dodge Charger, mentioned above, were fraudulently obtained in cities throughout California.  The Dodge Charger, Maserati, and Chevrolet Silverado were all recovered in the City of Thousand Oaks. The Mercedes and Jaguar were recovered at Los Angeles International Airport.  Detectives with the San Bernadino County Sheriff's Office and the California Highway Patrol responded and assisted with the investigation.      


Kenneth Lewis was arrested for five counts of 10851(a) VC ' Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, 29800(a)(1) PC ' Felon in possession of a firearm, 11377(a) H&S ' Possession of a controlled substance, and 3056 PC ' Parole Hold.  Lewis was booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility with a $1,000,000 bail; he is scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court on October 5, 2015, at 1:30 PM



Prepared by:

Sergeant Dan Hawes


Media Release Date:

October 2, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Dillan Alvarez

(805) 797-7142



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).