Recently, the city of Thousand Oaks has experienced an increase in residential and vehicle burglaries. During this investigation, the Thousand Oaks Police Department engaged in a public awareness campaign, asking residents to call and report suspicious activity. With the help of tips from our community members, several burglary suspects have been arrested over the past month. These suspects are unknown to one another, and their crimes are not related.
On April 10th, 2013, Detectives and School Resource Officers from the Thousand Oaks Police Station arrested two juveniles for a rash of burglaries to storage lockers in the Thousand Oaks area.
On April 15th, 2013, a tip from the public led patrol officers to Madison McConnell (age 23). McConnell was found in possession of stolen property and has been connected to at least one residential burglary in the city of Thousand Oaks. Detectives are continuing to investigate the possibility he has been involved in more.
On April 26th, 2013, investigators from the Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit arrested Sean Torbert (age 26) for residential burglaries that occurred in the city of Los Angeles. Torbert is suspected of committing similar residential burglaries in Thousand Oaks, and investigators are investigating his connection to those crimes.
The identification and arrest of these suspects is the direct result of the partnership the Thousand Oaks Police Department has with our community, and the willingness of our community members to provide essential information regarding crime in our neighborhoods. The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to remind our community to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity.
Report suspicious persons and/or vehicles in your neighborhoods at (805) 654-9511.
Source: Thousand Oaks Police Department www.toaks.org/government/depts/police/default.asp