News Story

 

Thousand Oaks - Pacoima Man Arrested for Forging Checks Stolen From Vehicles
1/23/2018 2:00:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Pacoima Man Arrested for Forging Stolen Checks Taken During Night Time Thefts From Vehicle.

Report Number(s):

17-180813

Location:

Long Shadow Court @ Windy Mountain Avenue, City of Thousand Oaks.

Date & Time:

November 24, 2017 ' January, 22 2018

Unit Responsible:

Simi Valley Police Department ' Special Operations Unit

Thousand Oaks Investigations ' Auto Crimes Unit

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

City of Residence

Age

(S) Roque, Jonathan Perez

Pacoima

26

Narrative:

During the late night/early morning hours of November 24, 2017, two thefts from unlocked vehicles occurred in a residential neighborhood in the area of Long Shadow Court and Windy Mountain Avenue, Thousand Oaks. Numerous items of property were stolen from the victim's vehicles including blank checks. One of the checks were later forged and cashed at a Simi Valley bank for nearly $2,000.00.

On November 29

Roque was arrested by Simi Valley Police Department investigators for a variety of crimes including Carrying a Loaded Firearm in a Vehicle and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. Investigators from the Simi Valley Police Department notified the Thousand Oaks Police Department of Perez's arrest and the stolen property that was recovered.

Investigators from the Thousand Oaks Police Department's Auto Crimes Unit followed up on the information and were able determine Roque was responsible for forging and cashing the victim's stolen check. Investigators arrested Roque on the additional charges of Forgery and Identity Theft. Roque is currently in custody at the Ventura County Jail awaiting trial.

th, 2018, Investigators from the Simi Valley Police Department's Special Operations Unit were investigating a case involving the theft of a vehicle and stolen firearms in the City of Simi Valley. During a probation search related to their investigation, (S) Jonathan Perez Roque of Pacoima was found to be in possession of stolen property that was taken during the two Thousand Oaks thefts.

The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to remind the community to report any suspicious subjects, vehicles and behavior in their neighborhoods and not leave any items of value, tools, gifts or other items unsecured in their vehicles. If members of the community observe any suspicious subjects or circumstances, they are encouraged to contact Sheriff's Dispatch by calling 9-1-1 or (805) 654-9511 (non-emergency).

Prepared by:

Detective Kevin Kipp #4632

Media Release Date:

January 23, 2018

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Tim Lohman, tim.lohman@ventura.org, (805)947-8255

Approved by:

Captain Bill Schierman