Nature of Incident: Arrests of Sophisticated Residential Burglary Suspects

In June of 2023, a Newbury Park residence in a gated community was targeted by a sophisticated burglary crew. A month-long investigation by the Thousand Oaks Career Criminals Unit and the Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit led to the arrests of two suspects.

In June of 2023, suspects committed a residential burglary in Newbury Park. During the investigation, detectives learned the suspects conducted surveillance of the victims over the course of three days. The victims, who are owners of a small restaurant, were watched at their place of business and followed to their home during this time. The suspects eventually committed the burglary while the victims were away at work.

Through this investigation, detectives identified the suspects and learned they were residing in South Los Angeles. On July 7, 2023, the Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit and the Thousand Oaks Directed Enforcement Unit watched the suspects as they appeared to case a community in the city of Irvine. With the assistance of the Irvine Police Department’s Investigations Unit, the two suspects were arrested as they attempted to commit a residential burglary. Burglary tools were located on the suspects during the arrest.

Quickly following the arrests, Thousand Oaks detectives conducted the service of a search warrant at the suspect’s residence in South Los Angeles. During the search, evidence was recovered including high end jewelry and handbags, cash, two-way handheld radios and vehicle trackers.

The suspects were booked into the Orange County Jail with a bail amount of $300,000, where they remain on charges of 182(a) PC and 459 PC, Conspiracy to Commit Residential Burglary. The suspects will also be extradited to Ventura County where they will face additional residential burglary charges.

The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to remind citizens to be aware of your surroundings and report suspicious people and vehicles by promptly calling 911 or our non-emergency line (805) 654-9511. If you see something, say something.

Report Number: 23-73443
Location: Cities of Thousand Oaks and Irvine
Date & Time: July 7, 2023
Unit(s) Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Investigations – Career Criminals Unit, Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit, Thousand Oaks Directed Enforcement Unit, Irvine Police Department Investigations Unit.

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

(S) Juan Carlos Ovledo Vargas Los Angeles 42
(S) Claritiza Ovideo Vasquez Los Angeles 57

Prepared by: Sergeant Dillan Alvarez
Approved by: Captain Kevin Lynch