News Story


Thousand Oaks / Burglary Investigation
4/18/2012 1:30:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Burglary Investigation

Report Number:

12-4781, 12-4937


700 block of Wendy Drive, Newbury Park, CA

300 block of Charro Avenue, Newbury Park, CA


Date & Time:

April 11, 2012 @ 0800

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department Investigations Bureau

Thousand Oaks Police Department Special Enforcement Unit


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

City of Residence


(S) Javier Garcia Hernandez

(S) Eric Edward Martinez

(S) Mila Grace Marie Deguzman


Thousand Oaks, CA

Thousand Oaks, CA

Thousand Oaks, CA





Over the last few months, several residential burglaries were reported in the Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park areas.  Similar circumstances surrounded these crimes as thieves primarily focused on jewelry and electronics.  The investigations led detectives to three potential suspects, Javier Hernandez, Eric Martinez and Mila Deguzman.  On April 11, 2012, detectives from the Thousand Oaks Police Department's Investigations Bureau and Special Enforcement Unit served search warrants at two local residences.  The search warrants led to the recovery of stolen property. 


Hernandez, Martinez and Deguzman were arrested and booked into the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility.  The Ventura County District Attorney's Office filed two counts of burglary against Martinez, who is still in custody on $310,000.00 bail.  Hernandez and Deguzman have both been released from custody with pending court dates.  They are both awaiting a decision from the District Attorney's Office on potential charges being filed against them.


The Ventura County and Los Angeles County areas have seen a recent increase in residential burglaries.  Suspects will sometimes knock on doors to see if anyone is home before breaking in.  They will even pose as solicitors in an effort to appear to have legitimate business.  The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to encourage citizens to report suspicious activity.  Your information may produce a lead that could potentially solve a crime. 


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 these types of crimes.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Sergeant Jeff Miller

Media Release Date:

April 17, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Pete Seery (805) 494-8221

Approved by:

Captain Steve Wade