News Story


Thousand Oaks - Man Arrested for Kidnapping, Sexual Assault, Impersonation of a Police Officer
1/9/2018 6:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Kidnap / Sexual Assault/ Impersonation of a Police Officer

Report Number:



City of Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

January 5, 2018 @ 12:30 a.m.

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department

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

(S) Menjivar, Andy Guadalupe, Canoga Park, Ca. 21

(V) Adult, Female, Thousand Oaks, Ca.  18


On January 5, 2018, at about 12:30 a.m., deputies assigned to the Thousand Oaks Police

Department responded to a call for service where an adult female reported she was sexually

assaulted by a male she met on social media. An ensuing investigation led to the arrest of 21

year old Andy Menjivar.

The incident began when the female victim made arrangements to meet with Menjivar in the

area of Lynn Rd and Janss Rd. in the City of Thousand Oaks. The victim drove to the location

where she met Menjivar. Menjivar identified himself as a police officer then drove the victim to a

parking lot where he sexually assaulted her. The victim was driven back to her car and


Numerous detectives responded for the investigation and were able to locate the suspect as he

left an apartment complex in the 8000 block of Variel Ave, Los Angeles. Investigators arrested

Menjivar and booked him into the Ventura County Jail.

On January 9

intent to commit sexual assault and one count of sexual assault under color of authority by

impersonating a police officer.

Menjivar remains in custody and his bail has been set at $500,000.00. If convicted on all

th, the Ventura County District Attorney's Office filled one count of kidnap with the

charges, Menjivar could potentially face a sentence of fifteen years to life in prison.

Prepared by:

Detective Darin Yanover

Media Release Date:

January 9, 2018

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Tim Lohman, (805) 947-8255

Approved by:

Captain Bill Schierman