Reward Offered in 7 Suspicious Fires


Ventura County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of one or more people believed responsible for a spate of recent arson fires.

Between Dec. 26 and Jan. 22, seven suspicious fires were set in Thousand Oaks, authorities said.

* Dec. 26: Several trash cans were set on fire in the 2900 block of Parkview Drive between the hours of 10 p.m. and 1:45 a.m.


* Dec. 30: Two cars were set on fire in the 2100 block of Thousand Oaks Boulevard about 4 p.m.

* Jan. 3: Several milk crates were set on fire about 1:45 a.m. on Sunset Hills Boulevard near Erbes Road.

* Jan. 10: Bushes and a building in the 300 block of South Moorpark Road were set on fire at 7 a.m. Later that same day, a Christmas tree was burned at 5:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of Hillcrest Drive.

* Jan. 20: There was a small fire on a front porch on Dickenson Avenue between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

* Jan. 22: About 9:40 p.m., a recycling bin and vehicle were set on fire in the 3100 block of East Thousand Oaks Boulevard.

Anyone with information regarding these fires is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 494-TALK.