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Thousand Oaks Deputies Arrest Suspect for Series of Child Annoying Incidents
9/4/2012 4:30:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

PC 647.6(a) / Child Annoying

Report Number:

12-19493 & 12-19566 


Calle Nardo @ E. Avenida De Las Flores and

125 N. Reino Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA


Date & Time:

August 28, 2012,  7:30 PM and

August 29, 2012,   5:20 PM


Unit Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, East County Major Crimes Bureau

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

City of Residence


(S) Christopher Allen Burton

Thousand Oaks



On August 31, 2012, during an investigation by the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, East County Major Crimes Bureau, Christopher Allen Burton was arrested at his residence in Thousand Oaks for child annoying. 

Burton has been identified as the person who drove a black truck and approached several young females.  During one of these encounters, Burton identified himself as working for a local newspaper and offered money to the victims for their photographs.  In another case, Burton offered money to take a video of the victim.  The females were frightened by Burton's behavior, went home, and reported the incident to their parents and police.  The incidents have occurred near and around Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park High Schools. 

Burton was arrested, cited, and released with a court date.  The case will be submitted to the District Attorney's Office for review and filing of criminal charges.

This investigation remains open and ongoing.  The Thousand Oaks Police Department is seeking information from the public regarding these incidents or any other similar incidents.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Luna (805) 494-8229.


Deputy Preparing Media Release:


Detective M. Luna

Media Release Date:

August 29, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Detective M. Luna (805) 494-8229

Approved by:

Captain Stephen Wade #1269


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).