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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday September 21st, 2023 :: 06:34 p.m. PDT


Four Arrested in Gang Related Stabbing

Nature of Incident: Four Arrested in Gang Related Stabbing
Report Number: 23-121438
Location: City of Thousand Oaks
Date & Time: September 19th, 2023 / 8:30pm
Unit(s) Responsible: Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit, Thousand Oaks Directed Enforcement Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence


Male Juvenile
Male Juvenile
Male Juvenile
Male Juvenile
Male Adult
Thousand Oaks
Thousand Oaks
Thousand Oaks
Thousand Oaks
Thousand Oaks
Four Thousand Oaks juveniles were arrested after participating in a street fight, in which one of the juvenile suspects produced a knife and stabbed an adult victim in the abdomen and back.  The victim suffered non-life-threatening wounds and was treated at a nearby hospital.   
On the evening of September 19th, 2023, Thousand Oaks Patrol Deputies responded to a call for service in the area of Avenida De Las Plantas and Calle Tulipan, regarding an adult male victim who suffered stab wounds after being involved in a fight.  The victim was unable to identify suspects, however, detectives from the Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit and Directed Enforcement Unit quickly began an investigation which produced evidence identifying all suspects involved.
On September 20th, 2023, Detectives with Thousand Oaks SEU and DEU located and arrested the four juvenile suspects.  Search warrants were served at the residence of each suspect, which revealed additional evidence connecting the juveniles to the crime.  All the juveniles were booked into the Ventura County Juvenile Justice Center with a court date pending.       
The Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit consists of seven detectives who focus their efforts on protecting citizens of Thousand Oaks by actively investigating crime and pursuing suspects.  SEU also works to closely monitor and suppress gang activity.  The Thousand Oaks Police Department takes a zero-tolerance stance against gang violence and encourages anyone with information regarding criminal or gang activity to notify Sheriff’s Dispatch by calling 911, or (805) 654-9511 in non-emergencies.  Callers may remain anonymous.  We value and appreciate our community partnerships and are more effective with your support.     
Prepared by: Sergeant Dillan Alvarez  
News Release Date: September 21, 2023  
Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Justyn Czyrklis (805) 947-8305
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Kevin Lynch
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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).

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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