Thousand Oaks - Residential Burglary Arrests
2/19/2013 10:45:00 AM
Nature of Incident:
Residential Burglary Arrests
700 block of Capitan Street, Newbury Park, CA
Date & Time:
02-18-13 @ 4:50 AM
Thousand Oaks Police Department / East County Investigations
City of Residence
On 02-18-13 at approximately 4:50 AM, the Thousand Oaks Police Department responded to a call of a burglary in progress in the 700 block of Capitan Street. The call was initiated after a resident discovered a male suspect wearing all black clothing inside his house. Deputies quickly arrived on scene and began searching the area for the suspect.
Deputies saw a person matching the suspect's description riding a bicycle in the neighborhood and stopped him. They identified this person as Arturo Fuentes out of Oxnard CA. After conducting an investigation, there was cause to believe Fuentes was responsible for entering the victim's house, stealing property, and then fleeing after being discovered. It was also later determined that the bicycle Fuentes was riding was stolen from a resident on Cypress Street.
Later in the morning, two additional residential burglaries and two stolen vehicles were reported to the Thousand Oaks Police Department. These incidents all occurred within a short distance of Capitan Street. An alert officer with the Oxnard Police Department spotted one of these stolen vehicles in his jurisdiction. He detained a male subject, who was identified as Guillermo Garcia, exiting the driver side of the vehicle. Garcia was in possession of stolen property from one of the other residential burglaries on Birch Hill Street in Newbury Park. He was arrested for theft of a vehicle and residential burglary.
Fuentes and Garcia are both in custody in the Ventura County Jail pending their arraignments in Superior Court.
The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to remind residents that there have been increases in residential burglaries throughout the city and to stay alert of suspicious activity. We encourage all citizens to report suspicious activity immediately by calling (805) 654-9511 or '911' in an emergency.
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 these crimes. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).
Deputy Preparing Media Release:
Sergeant Alan Hartkop
Media Release Date:
Det. Woof 805-494-8227
Captain Dave Wareham