News Story


Two men arrested in connection with Newbury Park homicide
12/1/2017 5:30:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Two men arrested in connection with Newbury Park homicide (update)


Report Number:



500 block of Avenida Del Platino, Newbury Park


Date & Time:

December 1, 2017 @ 6:30 a.m.

Unit Responsible:

Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau

Thousand Oaks Investigations Bureau


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

City of Residence


(S) Crowell, Caden

(S) Delgado, Hector

(D) Smith, David

Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks





Two men were arrested Friday in connection with the shooting death of a Thousand Oaks resident that occurred late Thursday. Investigators tracked down the pair hours after the shooting and recovered evidence related to the crime, including a handgun. Investigators believe the shooting was gang related.  

Caden Crowell and Hector Delgado were booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Ventura on one count of murder and one count of street terrorism. The victim of the shooting has been identified as David Smith, 19, of Thousand Oaks.

The investigation is continuing, and anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Steve Jenkins at (805)384-4727.  

Prepared by:

Sgt. Eric Buschow


Media Release Date:

December 1, 2017


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Eric Buschow (805)947-8129


Approved by:

Capt. Jeff  Miller