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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Monday April 20th, 2020 :: 02:15 p.m. PDT


Arson Suspect Arrested

Nature of Incident: Arson Suspect Arrested
Report Number: 20-54912
Location: 700 block of Benson Way, Thousand Oaks, CA
Date & Time: April 19, 2020 @ 5:09 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department
Ventura County Sheriff’ Office Bomb/Arson Unit
Ventura County Fire Arson Investigation Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Christopher Seifert Thousand Oaks  
Investigators arrest (S) Christopher Seifert after he set fire to a residence in Thousand Oaks.
On April 19, 2020, at about 5:09 PM, the Ventura County Fire Department received a call of a structure fire in the 700 block of Benson Way.  Fire department personnel arrived on scene and saw the fire was already extinguished by residents.  There was minimal fire damage to the residence, which was contained to one bedroom.  Due to the suspicious nature of the fire, arson investigators from both the Ventura County Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office responded to the location.  Their investigation determined the fire was the result of arson. 
Christopher Seifert, a resident of the property, was identified as a suspect in the crime.  Seifert was arrested and booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility on one felony count of arson and one felony count of elder abuse since there was another occupant of the home who is over 65 years old. 
Prepared by: Detective Gregg Delarosa  
News Release Date: April 20, 2020  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Gregg Delarosa – 805-383-8743
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Jeff Miller

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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