News Story


Residential Burglary Arrests
4/17/2017 7:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Residential Burglary Arrests

Report Number:



4000 Blk Cresthaven, Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

March 27, 2017

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police, Ventura County Sheriff Crime Analysis Unit

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

City of Residence


Jerome Larkins

Male Juvenile

Male Juvenile









On 3-27-2017, a Thousand Oaks resident called 911 reporting that two men had broken the front house window and were attempting to force their way into the home. Thousand Oaks Police units immediately responded to the emergency. 


After making sure the victim was safe, patrol officers set up a perimeter and conducted an extensive search for both the suspects and evidence of the crime.  The search efforts included the Sheriff's helicopter, a reverse 911 call to area residents, a K-9 and 15 Thousand Oaks police officers and detectives.  Although the suspects were not found, the response by citizens to the reverse 911 call provided enough information for investigators to identify the suspects' vehicle.


Thousand Oaks Police detectives spent the next week investigating the crime and identified Jerome Larkins and two additional male juvenile suspects.  Investigators linked the group to several other residential burglaries in the Southern California region which also included a Thousand Oaks residential burglary that occurred on March 21, 2017 on Appalachian Court. 


On 4-5-2017, Thousand Oaks Police investigators and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies (LASO) worked together in an effort to locate the three suspects.  With the help of Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies from the City of Walnut and the LASO Burglary Robbery Task Force, our Thousand Oaks investigators were able to locate Larkins and one of the juveniles in the City of Walnut.  During a traffic stop of the two suspects, deputies discovered that they had just burglarized a nearby home.  Both suspects were arrested and Larkins was turned over to Thousand Oaks investigators. Larkins was booked into the Ventura County Jail for one count of residential burglary and one count of attempted residential burglary.   


Over the next week, investigators located the third male juvenile in the City of Hawthorne and arrested him for residential burglary.  Both juveniles were released to their parents.  Larkins remains in custody on $500,000 bail awaiting trial. 


The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to thank members of the public for their on-going support and due diligence in providing information to assist in solving crimes.  We are better at what we do because of our community partnerships.  


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Prepared by:  Sgt Peter Frank


Media Release Date: April 17th, 2017


Media Follow-Up ContactDetective Tim Lohman 805-947-8255


Approved by: Captain Bill Schierman