Orange County Register
Deputies arrested a parolee on Saturday, Nov. 17 who was suspected of stealing women’s clothing from a Thousand Oaks home that had been evacuated during the Woolsey fire.
Residents returning to their home near the 1700 block of Bridle Oaks Court on Saturday, Nov. 10, saw a man running away from the building with some of their clothes, according to a news release from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. It said a neighbor’s security camera captured footage of a Ford Escape fleeing the area.
Later, staff from Old Meadows Park at 1600 Marview Dr. reported several articles of women’s clothing found in a public restroom to authorities on Wednesday, Nov. 14, said the sheriff’s release. Park employees reviewed surveillance footage, and saw a man who had been walking in and out of the bathroom wearing women’s lingerie and an ankle monitor. In the video, he is later seen driving away in an SUV similar to the one that had fled the burglary victims’ home, said the release.
Detectives working with California State Parole agents identified Jonah Bergman, 25, of Northridge, who is currently registered as a parolee and was previously convicted of residential burglary, according to the department’s release. It said he was arrested near a relative’s home in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, Nov. 17 on suspicion of burglary and engaging in lewd conduct and booked into the Ventura County Main Jail. A search of his residence in Northridge uncovered even more articles of women’s clothing, said officials in the release.
The suspect’s bail was set at $70,000, and he is scheduled to appear for an arraignment hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Editors Note: The only thing left to do was to steal the underwear from the Woolsey Fire victim's. Take a good look at a real piece of work, Jonah Bergman. I'll bet his family is proud!