News Story


Thousand Oaks - Teen Arrested for Residential Burglary
1/28/2013 3:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Residential Burglary Arrest

Report Number:



3300 block of Daniel Street, Newbury Park

Date & Time:

1-17-13 @ 8:53 am

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department / East County Investigations


City of Residence


John Strumpfler

Newbury Park



John Strumpfler was arrested for residential burglary on 1-17-13.  A Newbury Park resident returned home after running an errand and interrupted the burglary.  Strumpfler fled the residence when he was discovered and the homeowner gave chase.  The homeowner was able to detain Strumpfler in the 3500 block of Bear Creek Court and call 911.  Strumpfler still had several items of the homeowner's property in his possession when he was detained.  Strumpfler was booked on one count of residential burglary, and his bail has been set at $50,000.00.  


The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to remind citizens to secure their residences prior to leaving home, even if only leaving for a short period of time.  We would also like to remind residents to report all suspicious activity or persons in residential neighborhoods.  Thieves will often loiter in residential areas, looking for homes and cars to burglarize.     


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Det. Roger Kelley

Media Release Date:


Follow-Up Contact:

Det. Roger Kelley  805-494-8216  / Det. Pete Seery  805-494-8221

Approved by:

Captain Mike Hartmann