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Thousand Oaks Burglar Arrested
6/5/2011 9:05:00 AM


Nature of Incident: Thousand Oaks Burglar Arrested

Locations:Thousand Oaks, CA

Date & Time/ RB#: Arrested June 3, 2011 @ 3:00 a.m. / RB# 10-5593, 11-12367, 11-12368
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department Investigations Bureau

Suspect Arrested City of ResidenceAge
Benavidez, David FonsecaThousand Oaks24
Over the last year and a half, David Fonseca Benavidez befriended several local women. He gained their trust and even resided with some of them for short periods of time. It was all a ruse to conduct criminal activity. Benavidez violated this trust by stealing jewelry and other valuables from the girlfriends and their families. These burglaries occurred in a variety of fashions. Some involved stealing property while Benavidez lived with the victims. Another involved entering into a home, while the victim's family was on vacation, several months after the victim ended her relationship with Benavidez.

A lengthy investigation by Thousand Oaks Police Detectives focused on Benavidez as the prime suspect for these series of crimes. On June 3, 2011, Benavidez was arrested for several felony crimes, including residential burglary, grand theft and possession of stolen property. Benavidez is currently in custody at the Ventura County Main Jail on $55,000.00 bail.

If you have information about these crimes or any other unreported crimes involving Benavidez, please contact Detective Matt Young at (805) 494-8218.

Officer Preparing Release: Sergeant Jeff Miller

Follow-up Contact: Detective Matt Young / (805) 494-8218

Date of Release: June 4, 2011

Approved By: Captain Tim Hagel

Ventura County Sheriff's Department
800 N Victoria Ave
San Buenaventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511