News Story


Motorcyclist Involved in Major Injury Collision Arrested
9/6/2016 6:14:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Motorcycle vs. Pedestrian Major Injury Collision

Report Number:

RB# 16-134477


Lynn Road at Boxthorn Avenue, Newbury Park

Date & Time:

Monday, September 5, 2016  7:00PM


Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau

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

City of Residence


(A) Jonathan Deinhard

(V)  Ellen Tyree


Newbury Park






On Monday night, September 5, 2016, at approximately 7:00PM, a motorcyclist traveling eastbound on Lynn Road at Boxthorn Avenue, lost control of his motorcycle.  The motorcyclist went down; separating from the motorcycle in the east bound lanes of Lynn Road.  The motorcycle traveled onto the south sidewalk of eastbound Lynn Road, striking a woman who was walking her dog. 


The pedestrian, Ellen Tyree, 74 yrs., was injured by the collision and transported to Los Robles Hospital.  She was treated for her injuries and remains in critical condition in the hospital Intensive Care Unit.  Her dog, who was also struck by the motorcycle, died at the scene.


The motorcyclist, Jonathan Deinhard, 21 yrs., was treated for minor injuries, and released.  He was arrested for 23153 VC / Felony DUI with Injuries.  He was booked at the Ventura County Main Jail. 


Speed and alcohol are contributing factors in this collision.  The Thousand Oaks PD Traffic Bureau wants to remind our community to drink responsibly and don't let others drive when intoxicated.  Arrive home safely.


Anyone who may have knowledge of the collision or witnessed the incident, is asked to call the Thousand Oaks PD Traffic Bureau at (805) 494-8271.




Prepared by:

Sergeant B. Payton

(805) 797-6438


Media Release Date:

September 6, 2016


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Deputy Mike Berg



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).