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Nyeland Acres - Three Suspects Arrested for Home Invasion Robbery
1/11/2013 8:45:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Home Invasion Robbery/Assault With a Deadly Weapon

Report Number:



2500 Block of Eucalyptus Drive, Nyeland Acres, Oxnard 

Date & Time:

November 2, 2012 at 9:30pm

Unit Responsible:

Sheriff's Gang Unit

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

City of Residence


(S) Thomas Hartley

(S) William Arthur

(S) Crystal Cabral










On November 2, 2012, patrol deputies from the Headquarters station were dispatched to a subject with a gun call at a residence in the 2500 block of Eucalyptus Drive in Oxnard.  Upon their arrival, deputies contacted two adult victims and discovered they had been assaulted.  During the incident, one of the victims was injured when two suspects forced their way into the residence.  The two suspects displayed firearms and stole property from the victim.   


While the suspects attempted to leave the location, a second victim exited an adjoining residence and attempted to intervene.  One of the suspects pointed a firearm at that victim and a physical confrontation ensued, resulting in minor injuries to the second victim.  Ultimately the suspects were able to flee the area with the stolen property.  Both victims received medical treatment for their injuries.   


Following the home invasion robbery, the Sheriff's Gang Unit conducted a criminal investigation.  Through numerous interviews and investigative techniques, detectives identified the two suspects as William Arthur and Thomas Hartley.  Detectives also identified Crystal Cabral as the driver of the suspects' get away vehicle.  The three suspects were subsequently booked at the Main Jail for various charges including robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and false imprisonment by violence.


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Detective Eduardo Malagon

Media Release Date:

January 5, 2013

Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Eduardo Malagon 805-677-8734

Detective Jeremy Bramlette 805-654-3548

Approved by:

Captain Patti Salas #2420


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).