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Thousand Oaks Deputies Arrest Carjacking Suspect After Vehicle Pursuit
7/12/2013 7:30:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Carjacking suspect arrested after high speed chase

Report Number:



500 block of Canyon Vista / surface streets of Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

7-11-13 @ 5:35 pm

Unit Responsible:

East County Major Crimes Unit

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence



(S) Donald Anthony Kelly






A Newbury Park woman was attacked in her residence Thursday afternoon after arriving home from work.  Deputies were called to the 500 block of Canyon Vista Drive in Newbury Park after a woman called police and reported she was attacked and her car stolen.  The suspect surprised the woman in the hallway of her home, grabbed her and demanded the keys to her car.  After the woman gave the suspect the keys, he drove off in her vehicle.


The victim's vehicle was located in a parking lot near the Los Robles Hospital.  Donald Kelly was sitting in the driver's seat of the vehicle.  When patrol units attempted to 'box' in the vehicle, Kelly sped off.  A pursuit followed that traveled about eight miles along surface streets in the city of Thousand Oaks.


During the pursuit, Kelly traveled at speeds of up to 80 mph, drove on the wrong side of the road and collided with at least four vehicles.  Two of the vehicles Kelly collided with were Sheriff's patrol units.


The vehicle Kelly was driving came to a stop after he veered off the roadway and collided with a large rock.  Kelly attempted to elude deputies on foot but was quickly apprehended.


The victim did not suffer serious injury.  One deputy suffered a minor injury as did Kelly.  The deputy and Kelly were treated at the Los Robles Hospital.  The deputy was later released.

Kelly was booked at the Pre Trial Detention Facility in Ventura for residential burglary, home invasion robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer (2 counts), felony evading and hit and run (2 counts).  Kelly's bail is preliminarily set at $2,000,000 pending judicial review and approval.



Prepared by:

Detective Todd Welty


Media Release Date:



Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Todd Welty (805) 494-8224 / (805) 947-8288


Approved by:

Captain Dave Wareham



Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to$1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaintagainst 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).