Vehicle Burglary Suspect Arrested
7/7/2011 1:39:00 PM
Nature of Incident: Vehicle Burglary Suspect Arrested
Location: 600 block of W. Guava Street, Oxnard, CA
Date & Time / RB#: June 29, 2011 @ 07:00 A.M / RB# 11-12795
Units Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department Investigations Bureau
Suspect City of Residence Age
Fidencio Hernandez Oxnard 36
Cynthia Gonzales Oxnard 26
Pablo Gonzales Oxnard 30
The City of Thousand Oaks has continued to experience thefts from vehicles. Suspects have entered both locked and unlocked cars, primarily targeting purses and other bags that have been left in plain view. Many of the victims have also discovered their stolen credit cards had been fraudulently used by the suspects.
Recently, a citizen called and notified the Thousand Oaks Police Department about a driver in a vehicle who appeared to be casing a local parking lot. Though this vehicle was not involved in a crime at this particular location, the alert citizen identified the behavior as suspicious and notified law enforcement. This turned out to be the missing information investigators needed to piece the puzzle together in order to identify Oxnard gang member Fidencio Hernandez as a suspect in these crimes.
On June 29, 2011, Thousand Oaks Investigators were assisted by the Ventura County Sheriff's Gang Unit, California State Parole and Oxnard Code Compliance in serving a search warrant at Hernandez's south Oxnard residence. Stolen property from Thousand Oaks crimes was located inside the residence and seized as evidence. Cynthia Gonzales and Pablo Gonzales were also at the residence and found to have converted some of the stolen property from Thousand Oaks for their own personal use.
Hernandez was arrested for several felony counts of vehicle burglary, identity theft, and possession of stolen property. He is currently in custody at the Ventura County Main Jail on $110,000.00 bail. Cynthia Gonzales and Pablo Gonzales were both arrested for felony possession of stolen property and booked also booked at the Main Jail.
The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to remind citizens not to leave purses, bags or other valuables visible in their cars. This continues to act as an invitation for thieves to break a car window in order to steal property. We would also like to continue to encourage citizens to report suspicious activity, as it will often produce a lead that may potentially solve a crime.
Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information that 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 805-494-TALK .
Officer Preparing Release: Detective Matt Young
Follow-up Contact: Detective Michael Mcconville / (805) 494-8219
Date of Release: July 07, 2011
Approved By: Captain Tim Hagel