News Story


Thousand Oaks - Arson Suspect Arrested
1/29/2014 7:55:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Arrest of Arson Suspect

Report Number:



Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

January 29, 2014 @ 7:55 a.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Arson Unit, Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit, and Ventura County Fire Investigations Unit

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

City of Residence


(S) Kogan, Dmitry

Thousand Oaks
















On 1/29/14, at about 0755 hours, members of the Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit arrested Dmitry Kogan for an arson that occurred in Thousand Oaks on 8/15/2012. 


The arrest was a result of a lengthy investigation by the Sheriff's Arson Unit and Ventura County Fire Investigations Unit.  The investigation began when the victim's vehicle was doused with a flammable liquid and then set on fire by the suspect.  The incident appears to be a result of a dispute between the parties and the suspect is not being looked at for any other fires.


Kogan was booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility for a single count of Arson.  Kogan was still in custody at the time of this release and his bail is set at $250,000 dollars.



Prepared by:

Detective Michael Rompal #3293


Media Release Date:

January 30, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Michael Rompal (805) 383-8743


Approved by:

Captain Paul Higgason



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).