VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Alexis Provoste Aranguiz (DOB 01/31/79), of Chile, a suspected member of a South American Theft Group, has been charged with first-degree residential burglary and conspiracy, both felonies. A special allegation that the burglary is a violent crime was also charged due to the homeowner being in the residence at the time of the alleged offenses.
On April 1, 2022, at approximately 6:30 p.m., an Oak Park resident returned home to find a sports utility vehicle in front of his residence with a driver idling the vehicle. The resident entered his home and found a burglar inside. The resident struck the burglar before he ran and entered the waiting vehicle. A second burglar, Aranguiz, emerged inside the home and was detained by the resident until Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies arrived and arrested Aranguiz. A search of Aranguiz yielded stolen property on his person and in his pockets. The vehicle with the driver and the other burglar left the location and remain at large.
On April 5, 2022, Aranguiz appeared for arraignment in the Ventura County Superior Court and pled not guilty. Aranguiz is scheduled to appear for an early disposition conference on April 14, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. in courtroom 12. Aranguiz is currently in custody with bail set at $150,000.
“We ask our residents to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity to local law enforcement,” said District Attorney Erik Nasarenko. “My office will continue to work aggressively with our law enforcement partners to charge and prosecute South American Theft Groups and crews that target residential communities.”
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