News Story


Thousand Oaks - Vehicle Tampering Arrest
5/6/2017 1:19:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Vehicle Tampering Arrest

Report Number:



615 Hampshire Road, City of Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

May 5th, 2017 at 02:15 AM

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Patrol

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

City of Residence


(A) Sherman, Kanan

Thousand Oaks




During the early morning hours of 05/05/17, an observant resident noticed a male walking through the parking lot of an apartment complex.  As the resident continued to watch, he saw the subject look through the windows of several vehicles.  Knowing that something wasn't right, the resident contacted police to report the suspicious behavior. 


Thousand Oaks patrol deputies quickly responded and located the subject.  He was identified 42 year old Kanan Sherman.  Sherman was in possession of stolen property that was taken from one of the vehicles in the parking lot.  He was arrested and booked into the Ventura County Jail.


The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to remind you that if you see something that looks suspicious, please report it to law enforcement.  The actions of this citizen, helped law enforcement arrest Sherman in a timely manner and prevented further thefts.


The City of Thousand Oaks has experienced an increase in the amount of thefts from vehicles and vehicle burglaries in the past few months.  The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to remind the citizens of Thousand Oaks and the surrounding communities to remove any valuable property from their vehicles when left unattended, and to ensure their vehicles are locked and secured when parked.  These precautions can go a long way in the effort to prevent thefts.


The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to thank the citizens of Thousand Oaks for their ongoing support and diligence in providing information to assist our agency in solving crimes.  Join us in the fight on crime following us on Twitter@VENTURASHERIFF, Facebook, Nextdoor, Instagram @ VCSHERIFF and with Nixle by texting your zip code to 888777 to receive local law enforcement and public safety alerts and advisories.    


Prepared by:

Detective Greg Webb (805) 494-8225



Media Release Date:

May 5th, 2017



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Tim Lohman (805) 494-8232




Approved by: 

Capt. Bill Schierman




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).