News Story


Thousand Oaks - Child Luring Incident Near Sycamore Canyon School
1/31/2018 12:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Child Luring Incident Reported Near Sycamore Canyon School

Report Number:



900 Block Rancho Dos Vientos, Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

01/31/2018 @ 07:15 AM

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Investigations

Thousand Oaks Police Department /School Resource Officers/

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

(V) Minor                        12

(S) Unknown Male Adult      Unknown


A 12 year-old student was contacted by an unknown male suspect in a vehicle near Sycamore

Canyon School. The incident was immediately reported and is being investigated as child luring.

At about 7:15 AM, a Sycamore Canyon School 7th grader reported a male subject driving a tan

colored sport utility vehicle attempted to make verbal contact with the student, asking if the

student needed a ride. The student was walking to school, traveling in a local neighborhood

south of Sycamore Canyon School. The suspect did not exit the vehicle or make physical

contact with the student. The student is safe and notified a family member, who immediately

reported the incident to the police. Patrol officers, School Resource Officers, and investigators

responded to the school and are working with school administrators.

The suspect was only described as a male with a deep voice, driving a tan colored 4-door sport

utility vehicle with heavily tinted windows. This suspect's vehicle does not appear to be linked to

any other crimes. The case is being actively investigated by Thousand Oaks Police detectives.

Anyone with further information, please call Thousand Oaks Police Investigations at (805) 371-


Prepared by:

Senior Deputy Timothy Lohman

Media Release Date:

January 31, 2018

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Rob Yoos (805) 494-8218

Approved by:

Commander Tim Hagel

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 this crime. The caller

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