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Third Suspect Arrested for Drug Related Home Invasion Robbery
8/25/2017 4:10:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Third Suspect Arrested for Drug Related Home Invasion Robbery

Report Number:

17-83427

Location:

400 block of Serento Circle Thousand Oaks, CA

Date & Time:

08/17/2017 @ 0830

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit / East County Major Crimes

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

City of Residence

Age

Suspect (1)  Brandon Jefferson

 

Suspect  (2)  Daniel Rogers       

 

Suspect  (3) Brandon Dreher                        

Thousand Oaks

 

Thousand Oaks

 

North Hollywood

30

 

29

 

30

Narrative:

Deputies have arrested a third suspect in a June home invasion robbery that investigators believe was drug related.  30-year-old Brandon Dreher was taken into custody this morning shortly after leaving his North Hollywood apartment. 

 

On June 7th, 2017, deputies from the Thousand Oaks Police Department responded to the 400 block of Serento Circle for a reported home invasion robbery.  Responding deputies learned three suspects forced entry into the victims' home, battered him, and stole approximately twelve-hundred dollars.  The victim sustained minor injuries and was treated by paramedics on scene.

 

The case was assigned to the East Valley Major Crimes Unit and the Thousand Oaks Police Special Enforcement Unit.  During the course of the investigation, detectives discovered both the victim and suspects were involved in the illegal sales of pharmaceutical pills.  Both the victim and suspects had been visiting several doctors throughout the Southern California area obtaining prescription medications, in a practice commonly referred to as 'Pill farming.'  It was also determined the victim owed the suspects a large sum of money based on their illegal pharmaceutical sales.  Detectives believe the motive behind the robbery was to forcibly collect the proceeds from illegal pharmaceutical sales.  Investigators ultimately identified two of the robbery suspects as Brandon Jefferson and Daniel Rogers.   

 

On August 8th, 2017, detectives located Jefferson in the City of Thousand Oaks and subsequently arrested him for his involvement in the home invasion robbery.  Detectives later located Rogers in the City of Burbank and arrested him for his involvement in the home invasion robbery.

 

On August 25, 2017, investigators had developed information that a third suspect involved in the robbery was 30 year old Brandon Dreher.  Investigators were able to locate Dreher at an apartment complex in North Hollywood and arrested him shortly after he left his residence. 

 

Dreher was booked into the Ventura County Jail for conspiracy to commit robbery.  His bail is set at $500,000.  Jefferson and Rogers remain in custody awaiting trial and their bail is set at $200,000 each.        

 

 

Prepared by:

Detective Gabriel Gonzales #4368

 

Media Release Date:

08/25/2017

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Gabriel Gonzales

805-371-8339

Gabriel.Gonzales@Ventura.Org

 

 

 

Approved by:

Captain Bill Schierman