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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday July 20th, 2021 :: 03:53 p.m. PDT


Stalking Suspect Arrested

Nature of Incident: Stalking Suspect Arrested
Report Number: 21-88562
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

Date & Time: 07/19/2021 @ 4:50 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: East County/Thousand Oaks Investigations, Major Crimes Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence

(S) Derrick Toole
(V) Female Adult
Woodland Hills, CA
Newbury Park, CA

Detectives with the East County/Thousand Oaks Investigations, Major Crimes Unit concluded a two week stalking investigation leading to the arrest of the suspect.

On 07/05/2021, a female victim made a report that her ex-boyfriend, (S) Derrick Toole, had been stalking her since their breakup at the end of June 2021. Following their break-up, Toole made numerous phone calls, text messages, and emails to the victim. Toole also was seen walking around the victim’s yard and residence without the victim’s knowledge or permission. Toole sent several threatening text messages to the victim and was tracking the victim’s whereabouts via a GPS tracking device that was placed on the victim’s vehicle.

Following a two-week investigation, detectives gathered significant evidence establishing Toole’s stalking activities. On 07/19/2021, detectives arrested Toole and executed a search warrant at his residence seeking evidence related to stalking. Toole was also served a restraining order preventing him from further contacting the victim.

Toole was booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility for violations of PC 646.9 – Stalking and PC 637.7 – Electronic Tracking Device. He was subsequently released on his own recognizance.

Prepared by: Detective Dylan Foley #4901
News Release Date: 07/20/2021
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Dylan Foley
(805) 371-8344
[email protected]

Approved by:

Booking Photo Release: Captain Denise Sliva

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