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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday April 17th, 2024 :: 02:34 p.m. PDT


Arrest of organized theft group suspects

  Nature of Incident: Arrest of organized theft group suspects
  Report Number(s): 24-40830, 24-40837, 24-40861, 24-44967
  Location: City of Thousand Oaks
  Date & Time: April 2024
  Unit(s) Responsible: East County Investigations Property Crimes Unit
East County Special Enforcement Unit (SEU)
Thousand Oaks Patrol Bureau


(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Maria Jose Olguin Alarcon
(S) Fernanda Belen Munoz Ferrada
(V) Adult Female
(V) Adult Male
Los Angeles
Thousand Oaks
Thousand Oaks
  On April 13, 2024, two suspected members of an organized theft group were arrested for their involvement in vehicle burglaries, thefts from vehicles, and identity theft occurring in the city of Thousand Oaks.
On April 3, 2024, Thousand Oaks Patrol Deputies received a report of two separate vehicles that had property stolen from within them while at a park in Thousand Oaks.  Through investigative resources and collaboration with patrol deputies, detectives identified several suspects and their associated vehicle. 
On April 13, 2024, a Thousand Oaks Patrol Deputy observed the same suspect vehicle leaving the area of the park where the previous thefts occurred.  The patrol deputy recognized the vehicle was likely “casing” the area and stopped the vehicle.  The occupants of the vehicle were detained and identified as Maria Jose Olguin Alarcon and Fernanda Belen Munoz Ferrada.  As a result of the traffic stop, Alarcon and Ferrada were both arrested for various charges which included: PC 664/459 – Attempted Vehicle Burglary, PC 182(a)(1) – Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, and PC 466 – Possession of Burglary Tools.  In addition, Alarcon initially provided a fictitious name and was found to be in possession of a fraudulent identification card bearing a forged government seal, violations of PC 148.9(a) and PC 472 respectively.
Detectives responded to assist with the investigation and identified additional evidence that linked Alarcon to a previous vehicle theft, vehicle burglary, and identity theft that occurred on 04/03/2024. 
On 04/16/2024, Detectives arrested Alarcon for these additional charges while she was still in custody at Todd Road Jail in Santa Paula, CA.
Both Alarcon and Ferrada remain in custody at Todd Road Jail with their bail set at $250,000.00 and arraignment scheduled for April 17, 2024, at 1:30 pm at the Ventura Superior Court.   
  Prepared by: Detective K. Walters  
  News Release Date: 04/17/2024  
  Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective K. Walters
Phone number: (805) 494-8232
E-mail: [email protected]
Approved by:
Captain Kevin Lynch
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

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