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Probation Search Leads to Three-Hour Stand-off in Thousand Oaks

Nature of Incident: Probation search leads to three-hour stand-off in Thousand Oaks

Report Number: 18-188224

Location: 100-block of Teasdale St., Thousand Oaks

Date & Time: December 5, 2018, 8:40 am

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age

(A) Cameron Burn    Thousand Oaks    28

(A) Robert Burn   Thousand  Oaks   31

(A) Edward Burn   Thousand Oaks   60

(A) Jessie Johnson   Thousand Oaks   27

(A) Karl Duncan    Thousand Oaks   30

(A) Candice Wilkerson   Thousand Oaks   26

(A) Kaitlin Brodie    Thousand Oaks   28

(A) Piper Sperry    Thousand Oaks   49


A SWAT team surrounded a house in Thousand Oaks Wednesday morning while crisis

negotiators tried to coax several people to peacefully exit the residence.

At about 8:40 am deputies went to the home in the 100-block of Teasdale Street to conduct a

probation search and look for Cameron Burn, who was wanted for assault with a deadly weapon

and had recently been seen with a .45-caliber handgun. Deputies first contacted Karl Duncan,

who was belligerent and fought with them. As they struggled to arrest Duncan, Robert Burn and

his father, Edward, advanced toward deputies with weapons. Robert had a baseball bat, while

Edward had a landscape trimmer.

Deputies struggled with Duncan, but were able to arrest him. However, Robert and Edward

continued to be uncooperative. After threatening the deputies with the weapons, Robert and

Edward retreated inside the residence, creating a barricade situation. Additional deputies with

specialized training were summoned to the scene. This included deputies from the SWAT team,

Tactical Negotiations Unit, and the Unmanned Aerial Systems Unit.

After several hours of negotiations, Robert and Edward exited the residence. Both were arrested

for threatening deputies. Piper Sperry also exited the residence and was arrested for being

under the influence of a controlled substance. Cameron Burn, also exited the home and was

quickly arrested for the previous assault with a deadly weapon.

During the standoff, investigators obtained a search warrant for the house. Deputies searched

the residence and located Jesse Johnson and Candice Wilkerson, who were hiding inside a

shed in the backyard. Johnson was arrested for several outstanding narcotics warrants, and

Wilkerson was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Deputies also

found Kaitlin Brodie hiding in the attic of the home. Brodie was arrested for outstanding warrants

and delaying an investigation.

All the arrestees were transported and booked into jail.

Prepared by: Sgt. Eric Buschow

Media Release Date: December 5, 2018

Media Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Eric Buschow (805)947-8129

Captain Garo Kuredjian (805)797-6322

Approved by: Captain Bill Schierman