News Story


Oak Park High School Burglary
11/20/2015 7:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Oak Park High School Burglary

Report Number:



899 Kanan Road, Oak Park

Date & Time:

November 18, 2015 / 1:45 AM

Unit(s) Responsible:

East County Investigations Unit




(1) Hispanic male, 5'7'-6'0', 180 lbs., mustache

(2) Black male, 5'7'-6'0', 180 lbs., beard

(3) Black male, 5'9'-6'2', 190lbs., beard/mustache

(4) No distinguishing information

(5) No distinguishing information 










East County detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying burglary suspects captured on video.


On November 18th, 2015, deputies with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office responded to Oak Park High School in reference to a burglary. During the initial investigation, it was discovered five suspects broke a window and gained access to the computer lab and stole 17 computers.


During the early morning hours of November 18th, 2015, the five suspects were captured on Oak Park High School's video surveillance system entering the property on foot.  All five suspects appeared to be wearing dark colored clothing and wore either hooded sweatshirts or beanie hats in an attempt to hide their identities. This video surveillance system showed the suspects enter the computer lab and later exit holding several computers. The suspects then left school property.


School officials confirmed 17 Apple IMac computers with 21.5 inch monitors were stolen from the computer lab.  Numerous Oak Park High School students stored assignments, graphic designs, and portfolio information were on these stolen computers.  The academic information stored on these computers is not retrievable and represented an enormous amount of work by the students.       


The Ventura County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for this burglary and recovering these stolen computers. Anyone with information regarding this crime or information on persons attempting to sell Apple IMac computers, please contact East County Investigations Unit Detective Marta Bugarin at 805-371-8342.       


Prepared by:

Detective Christopher Zapata


News Release Date:

November 20, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Timothy Lohman 805-947-8255



Approved by:

Captain Ross Bonfiglio



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).