News Story


Thousand Oaks - Traffic Collision / DUI Arrest
11/30/2013 1:30:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Traffic Collision / Arrest

Report Number:



100 block of E. Avenida de las Flores, Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:


November 30, 2013 @ 1:24 p.m.


Unit(s) Responsible:




Thousand Oaks Police Department

Ventura County Fire Department

Southern California Edison

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

City of Residence


(S) Mosqueda, Jose

Thousand Oaks, CA



On November 20, 2013, deputies from the Thousand Oaks Police Department responded to a single vehicle traffic collision in the 100 block of E. Avenida de las Flores.  Upon arrival, deputies discovered the collision involved an overturned pick-up truck carrying pool chemicals.  A small amount of liquid chlorine and muriatic acid spilled onto the roadway.  An electricity pole was also knocked down.  Avenida de las Flores and Prentiss Street were closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.  The Ventura County Fire Department responded and handled the chemical clean up.  Southern California Edison responded for the downed pole.  Power was interrupted for residents in the area.


The driver of the vehicle fled the scene before deputies' arrival.  Witnesses assisted deputies in identifying the suspect, Jose Mosqueda.  Mosqueda was contacted and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and hit and run.  Mosqueda sustained minor injuries from the collision and was medically cleared at Los Robles Hospital.  He was then booked in to jail on $5,000.00 bail. 


Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against person(s) responsible for crimes in Ventura County.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).


Prepared by:

Captain Jeff Miller

Media Release Date:

November 30, 2013

Follow-Up Contact:

Deputy Mike Berg / 805-494-8271

Approved by:

Captain Rob Davidson