Thousand Oaks | Local woman arrested for making false report of attempted murder

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release

Thousand Oaks detectives arrested a Newbury Park woman for stalking, perjury and reporting false emergencies, which led to the arrest of a Reno, Nevada man.

On August 12, 2020, a concerned resident contacted the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and reported Emily Bolio was possibly the victim of a domestic violence crime. Patrol deputies from Thousand Oaks contacted Bolio at her residence in the 1200 block of Newbury Rd. Bolio informed deputies she was battered and threated with a knife by her ex-boyfriend, who resides in Reno, Nevada. A crime report was taken and detectives were assigned to the case.

On August 13, 2020, Bolio was contacted by detectives and reaffirmed her story. She told investigators her ex-boyfriend was a parolee, was known to carry firearms, and had threatened her with a firearm in the weeks prior. 

Bolio called the detectives several hours later, screaming her ex-boyfriend was in her home trying to kill her by attempting to strangle her with a plastic bag. Bolio claimed her ex-boyfriend had fled the location when he was interrupted by a family member inside the residence. Numerous patrol units, detectives, K-9 units, members of the West County Gang Unit, and a helicopter responded to the location to search for the suspect. He was not located at that time. 

On August 14, 2020, an extraditable arrest warrant was sought by detectives and issued by the Ventura County Superior Court for the ex-boyfriend’s arrest for attempted murder. On the same day, the subject was located in Reno, NV and arrested by the Reno Police Department on his warrant for suspicion of attempted murder and domestic violence.

Soon after the suspect’s arrest, East County detectives received information from individuals living in Nevada and the Reno Police Department that Bolio possibly made up the allegations in Newbury Park.  Additionally, Bolio was suspected of calling Reno Police and reporting “Swatting type” incidents at her ex-boyfriend’s residence on several occasions.  Bolio was also suspected by her ex-boyfriend’s family of creating fake Facebook profiles of people known to her.  Bolio used those fake profiles to post false sex crimes allegations against her ex-boyfriend online.  Bolio’s ex-boyfriend and his family received several threats of violence against them as a result of her actions.  Some of these threats occurred while he was in custody at the Washoe County Jail on his Ventura County warrant. 

Detectives continued to investigate all the accusations surrounding this case. Video surveillance footage, cellular phone data, and other physical evidence showed that Bolio’s ex-boyfriend was not in California and did not commit any crimes against Bolio in August 2020, as she had claimed. The arrest warrant was vacated and Bolio’s ex-boyfriend was released from custody prior to his extradition to Ventura County.   

Follow up investigation regarding the family’s claims was conducted and determined to be accurate.  Additionally, it was determined that at least one of the false emergency calls was made to the Reno Police Department from Ventura County. 

Bolio was arrested on September 10, 2020 in Ventura County Superior Court, when she attempted to obtain a domestic violence restraining order using false information on court documents against her ex-boyfriend.  She was booked at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility for stalking, perjury, and three counts of reporting a false emergency.  Bolio was also charged by the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office for eavesdropping. Her bail is set at $100,000. The Reno, Nevada Police Department is also investigating crimes committed by Bolio which occurred in their jurisdiction. 


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