Ventura County – The Thousand Oaks Boys and Girls Club, and agency of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley with the well-publicized mission to “provide life-changing programs and guidance” to area youth as a non-profit organization, depends upon community support and financial support to maintain its myriad services and facilities.
The last thing any particular neighborhood club operation needs is to lose valued property and cash at the hands of nefarious intruders breaking into the club.
But that is apparently what transpired at the West Gainsborough Drive Boys and Girls Club at midnight on March 27th. For the prior month or better, that Thousand Oaks facility had been the target of multiple burglaries and property thefts, pursuant to which “Thousand Oaks Police Bike Patrol personnel conducted surveillance at the location,” according to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Timothy Lohman.
It was during the first hour of that Thursday morning that Bike Patrol officers spotted Joshua Thomas Young, 23, himself a resident of Thousand Oaks as he methodically forced his way onto the premises and into the building housing the youth facility. As contact with Young was made, he summarily took off running, apparently failing to account for the higher level of physical conditioning enjoyed by officers who spend most of their working shifts riding bicycles, and was quickly brought down “a short distance from the location,” as reported by Lohman.
Young was arrested at the scene and transported to Ventura County Jail where he was booked on four counts of commercial burglary, with his bail set at $10,000.
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