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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Friday March 6th, 2020 :: 10:09 p.m. PST


UPDATE: Suspect Arrested After Teen Attacked in Oak Park

Nature of Incident: UPDATE: Suspect Arrested After Teen Attacked in Oak Park
Report Number: 20-36146
Location: Sunnycrest Drive @ Trefoil Avenue, Oak Park, Ca.
Date & Time: March 6, 2020 / 1:40 pm
Unit(s) Responsible: East County Investigations Bureau, Thousand Oaks Police Special Enforcement Unit, TOPD Directed Enforcement Unit, San Diego Police
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Ruelas, Edgar Rodriguez Woodland Hills 37
Detectives arrested a Woodland Hills man for attempted kidnapping Friday after he was identified as the suspect in an attack on a teenage girl that occurred Thursday afternoon in Oak Park.
Investigators located Edgar Ruelas at the Torrey Pines State Preserve in San Diego Friday afternoon, where he was arrested with the help of the San Diego Police Department. Ruelas was driving a white Nissan Rogue sport utility vehicle, which is the same vehicle he was driving when he attacked the victim on a trail near her home Thursday.
During Thursday’s attack, Ruelas grabbed the victim while she was walking on the trail. However, she was able to get away from the suspect and did not suffer any injuries. Ruelas was booked at the East County Jail in Thousand Oaks with his bail currently set at $1 million.
Prepared by: Captain Eric Buschow  
News Release Date: March 6, 2020  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Captain Eric Buschow (805)947-8129
[email protected]
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Booking Photo Release:
Commander John Reilly
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