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Thousand Oaks - Two Men Arrested For Residential Burglary
9/17/2013 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Residential Burglary Arrests                               

Report Number:



300 block of Mesa Ave in Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

9/16/13  / 11:15 a.m.

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department / East County Investigations

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

City of Residence



(S) Eric Barker

(S) Roberto Torres










On 9/16/13, at approximately 11:15 a.m., the Thousand Oaks Police Department received a call of a burglary in progress in the 300 block of Mesa Avenue.  Upon returning home, the victim observed two males leaving out of the front door of the victim's residence. 


The victim telephoned 9-1-1 to report the crime.  A description of the two suspects was provided as well as the description and license plate of vehicle in which the suspects fled.  The Thousand Oaks Police Department units set up a perimeter.  Approximately 40 minutes later, a patrol unit observed the suspect vehicle driving in the area of La Grange Avenue and Lynn Road, and initiated a high risk vehicle stop. 


The driver, (S) Barker, and the passenger, (S) Torres, were detained and identified by both the victim and witness.  Evidence located in the vehicle linked the suspects to the residential burglary. 


The Thousand Oaks Police Department's Investigations Unit is still actively investigating to determine whether these suspects are involved in other recent residential burglaries in the Thousand Oaks area.    




Prepared by:

Sr. Deputy A. Marco #3082


Media Release Date:



Follow-Up Contact:

Sr. Deputy T. Lanquist (805) 494-8211


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).