News Story


Camarillo - Two Men Arrested for Residential Burglary
2/28/2014 9:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Two Men Arrested for Residential Burglary

Report Number:



2000-block of Old Ranch Road, Camarillo, Ca.

Date & Time:

Feb. 27, 2014 @ 10:14 am

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Camarillo Investigations Unit

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

City of Residence


McKay, Richard Clifton

Thomas, George Ray



Santa Monica




An extensive search for two home burglary suspects ended late last night with their capture along Santa Rosa Road between Camarillo and Moorpark.


An off-duty deputy spotted the men hitchhiking along the shoulder of the road just before 10:00 pm. Deputies from Camarillo and Moorpark converged on the pair and arrested them after they were identified as the suspects from a residential burglary that occurred earlier Thursday at a home in Camarillo.


Deputies had been called to a home on Old Ranch Road Thursday morning to investigate a possible burglary in progress. When deputies arrived, the two suspects fled the scene in a silver sedan. Deputies pursued the vehicle east on Santa Rosa Road until it collided with a light pole and the two men ran into the nearby community of Leisure Village. The men evaded deputies for several hours by hiding in the open space south of Leisure Village.


Investigators found stolen property from the burglary inside the silver sedan.


The search involved patrol deputies, investigators, a helicopter, and two K-9 units.


Both suspects were booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Ventura for First Degree Residential Burglary and Resisting or Delaying a Peace Officer. They are scheduled to appear in court on March 3, 2014 at 1:30 pm. Their bail is $50,000.



Prepared by:

Sgt. Eric Buschow


Media Release Date:

Feb. 28, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Eric Buschow (805)947-8129


Approved by:

Captain Don Aguilar