Thousand Oaks | Woolsey Fire Burglar Arrested

Ventura County Sheriff Department – Incident Press Release


On November 10, 2018, Thousand Oaks Police Department patrol deputies were dispatched to the 1700 block of Bridle Oaks Court for a suspicious subject that was found in the owner’s residence. The residents returned to their house after being evacuated due to the Woolsey fire and found the man running from the residence, not wearing shoes, and carrying what appeared to be clothing. Deputies viewed video surveillance from a neighbor’s house and located an early 2000’s Ford Escape Sport Utility Vehicle fleeing the area at a high rate of speed. Deputies searched the area but the suspect was not located. The homeowners searched their residence and discovered that articles of women’s clothing were missing.

On November 14, 2018, Thousand Oaks Police Department patrol deputies were dispatched to a suspicious subject call at the Old Meadows Park in the City of Thousand Oaks. Park personnel reported that they located several articles of women’s clothing in the public restroom. Upon review of the video surveillance near the restrooms, park personnel saw an unidentified male subject walk in and out of the bathroom in various stages of undress and wearing women’s lingerie. Also seen in the video was what appeared to be an ankle monitor on the subject’s left ankle. The subject is then seen getting into an early 2000’s Ford Escape matching the description of the vehicle captured on video surveillance leaving the Bridle Oaks Court scene.

East County Patrol Services Investigations Bureau detectives conducted a follow up investigation and were able to identify the suspect at Jonah Bregman of Northridge, California. Bregman is a PC 290 registrant and is currently on California State Parole for residential burglary.

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