News Story


Thousand Oaks/ Threat to a Police Officer
8/4/2011 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:  Threat to a Police Officer


Location:  200 block of Siesta Avenue, Thousand Oaks                   


Date & Time/ RB#:  July 26, 2011, 5:45 P.M  Report #/ 11-16899             


Unit Responsible:  Thousand Oaks Police Department / Investigation Bureau        


Arrested                                                 City of Residence                                        Age                

Gary Fisher                                            Thousand Oaks                                            39

Laurie Fisher                                          Thousand Oaks                                            48



On July 26, 2011, at about 5:45 P.M, City of Thousand Oaks Police Officers responded to a  disturbance call at  the 200 block of Siesta Avenue. When they arrived at the location, they were confronted by 39 year-old Gary Fisher. He pointed what was believed to be a handgun at a uniformed Sheriff's Deputy.   Officers assigned to the City of Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit and Major Crimes Investigation Unit responded to the scene to assist patrol deputies.  Fortunately, the deputies were able to de-escalate the situation and safely take Fisher into custody.  A realistic looking replica handgun was recovered at the scene. 


During the incident, 48 year-old Laurie Fisher was also arrested for interfering with the deputies investigating the crime.  Both Gary Fisher and Laurie Fisher were booked into the Ventura County Jail.  Both were released after posting bail.


This case was presented to the Ventura County District Attorney's Office who filed one felony   count against Gary Fisher for Resisting an Officer and one misdemeanor count of Brandishing a Replica Gun.  Misdemeanor charges of Obstructing a Police Officer and Battery on a Police Officer were filed against Laurie Fisher.


Gary Fisher is scheduled to appear in court on October 4, 2011.  Laurie Fisher  is scheduled to appear in court on August 30, 2011.


Officer Preparing Release:  Detective Russell King

Follow-up Contact:  Detective Russell King

Date of Release:  August 4, 2011         

Approved By:  Captain Tim Hagel