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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday May 13th, 2021 :: 04:02 p.m. PDT


Three Arrested for Crime Spree

Nature of Incident: Three Arrested for Crime Spree
Report Number: RB # 21-59726
Location: 1900 block of East Avenida De Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks
Date & Time: May 6, 2021, at 7:15 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Thousand Oaks Patrol, East County/Thousand Oaks Investigations
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Juan Ricardo Gonzalez
Janay Tillett
Marcus Anderson
Newbury Park
Newbury Park
Newbury Park
On 5/6/21, at about 7:15 pm, deputies responded to a theft in progress at a local hardware store.  Deputies detained the possible suspect and began their investigation.  An astute deputy at the scene recognized the detained individual from a station bulletin as possibly the suspect in a recent local hardware store commercial burglary. 
Thousand Oaks Police detectives were called to the scene.  The detained person was identified as Juan Ricardo Gonzalez, who was on active parole and had a parole warrant for his arrest.  Detectives searched Gonzalez’ vehicle and his hotel room and discovered evidence linking him to multiple crimes committed in the Thousand Oaks area. 
Detectives continued their investigation and served several more search warrants, both locally and in Los Angeles County and found further evidence linking Gonzalez to local crimes.  Detectives were able to determine Janay Tillet and Marcus Anderson participated in crimes with Gonzalez.  All three were arrested and are currently in custody.
Juan Gonzalez was arrested and booked for a parole warrant, conspiracy to commit a crime, four commercial burglaries of hardware stores, three grand thefts related to local bike stores and an unlocked vehicle, possession of stolen property, and three counts related to identify theft. The Ventura County Court has set his bail at $245,000, and his arraignment is set for May 13, 2021.
Janay Tillett was arrested and booked for two counts related to identity theft and her bail is set at $50,000, and her arraignment is set for May 14, 2021.
Marcus Anderson was arrested and booked for one count of grand theft and his bail was set at $20,000, and his arraignment is set for May 13, 2021. 
Prepared by: Sergeant Laura Natoli  
News Release Date: May 13, 2021  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Matt James, (805) 371-8396
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Denise Sliva
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Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Ventura, CA 93003

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