News Story


Thousand Oaks/ Robbery Investigation
2/2/2012 12:20:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Robbery Investigation

Report Number:



2500 block of Palmwood Street, Thousand Oaks, CA

Date & Time:

January 31, 2012 @ 10:25 a.m.

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department Investigations Bureau

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses (D)ecedent

City of Residence


Scheneman, Jeffrey Arthur

Thousand Oaks



On January 31, 2012, deputies from the Thousand Oaks Police Department responded to a battery that had just occurred in the 2500 block of Palmwood Street.  Upon arrival, they determined that a male suspect entered a home, claiming to be the homeowner's son.  A construction worker confronted the suspect about the homeowner not having a son.  An altercation ensued and the suspect was able break free from the worker and run into a nearby ravine.  The homeowner checked his residence, and determined that watches and other jewelry had been stolen.


Deputies and a Sheriff's canine conducted a search of the area and located Jeffrey Scheneman, who was later identified as the suspect.  Deputies also located the stolen property and other evidence that linked Scheneman to the crime scene. 


Scheneman was arrested for one felony count of robbery.  He is currently in-custody at the Ventura County Main Jail on $110,000 bail.  Neither Scheneman nor the construction worker received any injuries that required medical attention.


Since residential burglaries commonly occur while homeowners are at work, citizens are encouraged to report any suspicious persons or vehicles they see in their neighborhoods.  The Thousand Oaks Police Department can be contacted by calling (805) 654-9511.  Always call 911 in an emergency.


Ventura County Crime Stoppers will also pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for these types of crimes.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Detective Mike Ferguson

Media Release Date:

February 1, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Mike Ferguson / (805) 494-8228

Approved by:

Captain Tim Hagel