News Story


Thousand Oaks - Increase in Residential Burglaries
2/13/2013 4:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Increased Residential Burglaries


North end of Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

02-12-13 @ 10:00 AM

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department / East County Investigations


City of Residence






The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to warn the residents of an increase in residential burglaries.  In recent weeks, we have seen an increase in burglaries in the area of Erbes Road, between Sunset Hills Road and Avenida De Los Arboles.

The burglaries are being committed during day and evening hours.  The thieves are using unlocked doors to enter the residences. The items being targeted are jewelry and electronics.

The Thousand Oaks Police Department is recommending residents keep valuables in a safe place and document serial numbers. We would also like to remind residents to keep their doors locked, especially when they are not home.

We urge residents to report suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.  If a person or vehicle appears out of place, contact the police at (805) 654-9511.  In an emergency, always call 911.  The information you provide may produce a lead that could potentially solve a crime. 


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Senior Deputy Timothy Lohman

Media Release Date:


Follow-Up Contact:

Det. Nickels  805-494-8228

Approved by:

Captain Mike Hartmann

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).