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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Friday October 1st, 2021 :: 01:12 p.m. PDT


Juvenile Assaulted and Detectives Seeking Information


Nature of Incident: Juvenile Assaulted
Report Number: RB # 21-125094
Location: 2550 Avenida De Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks
Date & Time: 09/20/2021 @ 7:30 AM
Unit(s) Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Investigations
Thousand Oaks Vulnerable Population Unit
Thousand Oaks School Resource Officers
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(V) Male Juvenile
(S) Adult Male
Thousand Oaks
On 09/20/2021, at about 7:30 a.m., an 11-year-old male juvenile was riding his bicycle to Cerritos Middle School when he was assaulted by an adult male. 
The victim was riding his bicycle westbound on the sidewalk of Avenida De Los Arboles, near Sapwi Trails Park, when the suspect stepped in front of the victim and forced him to stop.   The suspect placed both of his hands over the juvenile’s wrists, while the juvenile was still gripping the handlebars. The suspect held on to the juvenile’s wrists but did not say anything.  The juvenile was able to free one of his hands and shouted at the suspect.   The suspect became alarmed and ran eastbound on Avenida De Los Arboles towards Westlake Boulevard.
After the suspect ran away, the juvenile rode his bike westbound towards an unknown woman who was walking her large Husky dog. The woman asked the juvenile if he was ok, and he said he wasn’t hurt and continued riding his bike to school.
The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 50- 60 years old, 5’9”, 155 pounds, with long brown hair and a long beard. The suspect was wearing a black shirt, black pants, gray socks, and no shoes.
Detectives from the Thousand Oaks Police Department are actively investigating this case and seeking information from the public.  Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or can identify the witness walking her dog or the suspect, is asked to please contact the Thousand Oaks Police Department at (805) 494-8200, or Detective Rico Rinaldi at (805) 494-8226.
Prepared by: Sgt. Laura Natoli #3421  
News Release Date: 10/01/2021  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Rico Rinaldi, 805-947-8244
[email protected]
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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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