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Thousand Oaks Deputies Arrest Jewelry Theft Suspect for Stolen Property and Narcotics Charges
9/7/2012 12:10:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Theft Investigation

Report Number:

12-17353, 12-17389, 12-20129


600 block of Kirk Avenue, Ventura, CA

Date & Time:

September 6, 2012 @ 10:45 a.m.

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Investigations Bureau

Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit


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

City of Residence


(S) Fagundes, Christopher Thomas

(S) Madsen, Jessica Dawn


Ventura, CA

Ventura, CA




On August 1, 2012, the Thousand Oaks Police Department initiated an investigation into a theft of a large amount of jewelry from the 100 block of Pajaro Street in Thousand Oaks.  Over the course of the investigation, detectives obtained evidence that linked Christopher Fagundes to the crime. 


On September 6, 2012, detectives from the Thousand Oaks Investigations Bureau and the Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit located Fagundes and Jessica Madsen at a residence in the City of Ventura.  A search led to the recovery of stolen property and narcotics.  This stolen property included jewelry stolen in the Thousand Oaks theft, as well as a law enforcement Taser that had been stolen in the City of Camarillo.


Fagundes was arrested for felony possession of stolen property, felony possession of a controlled substance and for being under the influence of a controlled substance.  Madsen was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance.  Both Fagundes and Madsen were booked into the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility. 


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Sergeant Jeff Miller

Media Release Date:

September 7, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Pete Seery / (805) 494-8221

Approved by:

Captain Steve Wade


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).