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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Friday January 20th, 2023 :: 01:28 p.m. PST


News Story - Arrest of Vehicle Vandalism Suspect

Nature of Incident: Arrest of Vehicle Vandalism Suspect
Report Number: 23-3688
Location: 541 South Reino Rd in Newbury Park
Date & Time: 01/08/23 @ 1:49 pm
Unit(s) Responsible: East County Investigations – Major Crimes / Crimes Against Persons Unit
East County Patrol Services
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Douglas Kennett
(V) Adult Male
Newbury Park, CA
Newbury Park, CA
Suspect arrested for “keying” victim’s vehicle after his actions were captured by the vehicle’s recording system.
On 01/10/23, the victim discovered his vehicle had significantly deep scratches made into the vehicle’s paint.  The victim’s vehicle is a Tesla, which is equipped with a video monitoring system.  When the victim reviewed the video footage, he saw it captured the suspect’s actions, which occurred on 01/08/23.  After filing a crime report, the victim posted the video on social media.  After the video was posted, several citizens contacted the Thousand Oaks Police Department and identified the suspect as Douglas Kennett. 
On 01/17/23, detectives with the East County Major Crimes Unit contacted Kennett at his residence and took him into custody.  They also served a search warrant at Kennett’s residence, which resulted in the collection of evidence believed to be related to the crime.  If you have evidence the suspect was involved in other vandalisms, please call Detective Josh Richter at 805-494-8228.     
The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to thank the citizens who came forward and assisted in this investigation.  Their willingness to get involved and identify the suspect resulted in a timely and successful resolution to this crime.    
Prepared by: Detective Sergeant Rob Yoos  
News Release Date: 01/19/23  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Josh Richter
(805) 494-8228
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Steve Jenkins
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