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Thousand Oaks - Arrests Made on Multiple Residential Burglaries in Ventura County
7/13/2017 11:00:00 AM

 

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Suspects Arrested for Multiple Residential BurglariesMultipleCity of Thousand Oaks and Santa Rosa Valley Unincorporated AreaApril 2017 through June 2017Ventura County Sheriff's Office

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age

(S) Kaylyn Breedlove         Los Angeles 22

(S) Marcus Gilmore           Los Angeles 20     

(S) Jermale Henry             Los Angeles 20   

(S) Jamel Freeman           Los Angeles 19      

(S) Ricky Perkins             Los Angeles 19

(S) Romeo Jackson          Los Angeles 19

(S) Karnell Lawson           Los Angeles 19

Narrative:

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office has arrested seven suspects as part of an ongoing

investigation into Los Angeles based criminal street gangs who commit residential burglaries in

the County of Ventura. The seven suspects are charged with multiple counts of residential

burglary and are believed to have committed more than 20 burglaries in the Southern California

area. Investigators anticipate more arrests as the investigation continues.

In April of 2017, The Ventura County Sheriff's Thousand Oaks and Moorpark patrol stations had

a series of residential burglaries that were occurring during late evening hours. The residences

were all located adjacent to open areas and there was a strong indication the suspects were

conducting surveillance in the victim's backyard prior to committing the crime. In at least two of

the burglaries, there was a report of suspicious activity that occurred a few days before. This

included turning a backyard security light and wrapping a rope around another backyard light

fixture. In two other burglaries, the victims left their residence for only a short period and returned

to find their home burglarized. All of the burglaries involved gaining access to the home via a

rear window or glass door. In one of burglaries, a suspect cut himself on a piece of broken glass

and left behind several drops of blood. The blood was collected and submitted to the Sheriff's

DNA lab.

In response to the rash of burglaries, the Sheriff's Office increased uniformed patrol in the

affected neighborhoods. On May 1, 2017, at about 8:00 p.m., a patrol deputy observed an

occupied vehicle parked at Sunny Ln and Arroyo Grande in Santa Rosa Valley. The car was

parked just a few blocks from two recent burglaries. The deputy contacted the occupants and

they were identified as Los Angeles residents Marcus Gillmore, Kaylyn Breedlove, Jermale Henry

and Jamel Freeman. Gillmore gave a false name to the deputy and was arrested for giving false

information. When the deputy ran his true name, he found Gillmore had an active residential

burglary warrant from the City of Pomona. The other three subjects were released pending

further investigation.

Believing the four suspects were involved in the rash of night time burglaries, investigators from

the Moorpark Police Department, Thousand Oaks Police Department, Ventura County Sheriff'

Special Crimes Unit, Los Angles County Sheriff's Burglary Robbery Task Force and LAPD,

started an investigation into 4 subjects. Investigators learned all four subjects are part of a LA

based criminal street gang that has a history of committing residential burglaries. Using physical

and electronic surveillance techniques as well as DNA evidence, investigators identified 7

suspects involved in an overall conspiracy to commit multiple residential burglaries in Southern

California. In addition to Gillmore, Breedlove, Henry and Freeman, investigators identified Ricky

Perkins, and Karnell Lawson. Ventura County Sheriff's DNA scientists identified Romeo Jackson

from blood evidence left at the scene.

During the investigation, detectives intercepted a jail phone call between Kaylyn Breedlove and

24-year-old Charles Sanford. Sanford was in custody at a Los Angeles County Sheriff's

Department jail for residential burglary. Sanford is also out on bail for a 2015 residential burglary

he committed in the City of Camarillo. During the phone conversation, both Sanford and

Breedlove spoke about pawning jewelry to get money. Investigators believe Sanford's 2015

residential burglary arrest indicates how long the burglary crew and their associates have been

committing residential burglaries in the County of Ventura.

In addition to the 6 residential burglaries that occurred in Ventura County, Investigators have

identified 15 additional residential burglaries the suspects have committed in the Southern

California area. Investigators are working with other agencies and expect additional charges to

be filed against each suspect. Detectives also believe there are additional suspects involved in

the burglary crew and are working on identifying them.

Investigators did forensic examinations on several of the suspects' electronic devices. Detectives

learned the suspects were researching the victim residences using the Zillow real-estate website.

Investigators believe the suspects used Zillow to research points of entry, familiarize themselves

with the interior layout of the home, and identify potential rooms that contain jewelry and cash. Kaylyn Breedlove-In-custody VCJ $500,000 BailMarcus Gilmore-In-custody VCJ $500,000 Bail

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Jermale Henry-In-custody LA County Jail

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Jamel Freeman-In-custody VCJ $300,000 Bail

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Ricky Perkins- In-custody LA County Jail

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Romeo Jackson-Wanted. Active warrant for his arrest.

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Karnell Lawson-Wanted. Active warrant for his arrest

Jail photos and other information provided at the press conference on July 13, 2017, is

available at

https://goo.gl/JYF46b.

Prepared by:

Detective Andja Marco

News Release Date:

July 13, 2017

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Eric Buschow

eric.buschow@ventura.org

(805) 947-8129

Approved by:

Captain 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).

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The Ventura County District Attorney's Office filed multiple residential burglary counts against all

seven suspects. The status of each suspects is as follows:

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