News Story


theft Suspects Arrested
10/16/2015 4:20:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Theft Suspects Arrested

Report Number:



1700 block of Country Oaks Lane, Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

October 16, 2015 @ 04:00 AM

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Patrol Services / Thousand Oaks Police Investigations Bureau


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

City of Residence


(S) Christopher Mullins

(S) Anthony Engle


Simi Valley





On October 16, 2015, the Thousand Oaks Police Department arrested two suspects for thefts from vehicles occurring within the City of Thousand Oaks.


On October 16, 2015, at about 4:00 AM, an alert Thousand Oaks citizen noticed two suspicious male subjects walking around a local neighborhood.  The citizen reported the suspicious activity to the Thousand Oaks Police Department who responded and contacted the two male subjects, later identified as Anthony Engle and Christopher Mullins. Both subjects were in possession of stolen property and were connected to a series of thefts from vehicles that had occurred in the area.


Mullins and Engle were subsequently arrested for numerous charges, including theft from a vehicle, prowling, possession of burglary tools, conspiracy to commit a crime, and vandalism. They were both booked into the Ventura County Jail.  Each suspect's bail was set at $20,000.


The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to remind its citizens to ensure their vehicles are locked and secure when parked in an effort to prevent thefts. Additionally, the Thousand Oaks Police Department urges its citizens to report any suspicious activity to police.




Prepared by:

Sergeant Peter Frank


Media Release Date:

October 16, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Michael Crone





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).