News Story


Thousand Oaks - Gang related / Assault with a deadly weapon
10/9/2012 7:02:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Gang related / Assault with a deadly weapon

Report Number:



400 block N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

July 13, 2012 - 10:00pm

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department Special Enforcement Gang Unit, Thousand Oaks Police Department Investigation Bureau, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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

City of Residence


S- Richy Perez

S- Daniel Ruelas

S- Felix Gamez

S- Jazmine Zavalata

Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks

Simi Valley

Thousand Oaks






In August of 2012, The Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Gang Unit learned of a gang related assault that occurred in the 400 block of N. Moorpark Road, in the City of Thousand Oaks.  Thousand Oaks Police Department Gang Investigators were able to identify all subjects involved in the assault and develop probable cause to arrest Richy Perez, Daniel Ruelas, and Felix Gamez.

On the morning October 2, 2012, members of the Thousand Oaks Police Department Special Enforcement Gang Unit and Investigations Bureau, along with agents of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, served search warrants on three local residences.

During the investigation and services of the search warrants the three suspects were arrested and subsequently booked into the Ventura County Sheriff's East County  Jail on charges of 245(a)(1)PC, assault with a deadly weapon, 422 PC, criminal threats, 186.22(a)PC, street terrorism, and a parole violation.

As a result of the search warrants, a fourth suspect, Jazmine Zavalata, was also arrested for 485 PC, misappropriation of lost property.

Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Detective D. Alvarez

Media Release Date:

October 5, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Detective R. Brady (805) 371-8336

Approved by:

Captain S. 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).