Crime & Justice

Planned Parenthood in Thousand Oaks reopens following arson

File: County Fire Capt. Mike Lindbery says crews arrived late Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, to find a Planned Parenthood office building's sprinklers had extinguished most of the flames following an arson.
File: County Fire Capt. Mike Lindbery says crews arrived late Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, to find a Planned Parenthood office building's sprinklers had extinguished most of the flames following an arson.
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A Planned Parenthood clinic in Thousand Oaks that was set on fire in an arson on Wednesday night reopened Monday, according to a statement from Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties CEO Jenna Tosh.

"We are working closely with law enforcement to ensure these criminals will be held accountable for this act of violence," Tosh said in the statement. Tosh has been CEO of the organization since February.

Someone came up and smashed a window at the facility with a rock last Wednesday, then threw an accelerant and lit it on fire, Captain John Reilly with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office told KPCC.

Tosh thanked those who've supported the organization following the arson.

"We are grateful for the outpouring of support from the community and for the resiliency and dedication of our committed staff and health care providers," Tosh said in the statement.

According to the organization, the Thousand Oaks facility serves over 7,000 patients every year, including preventive care which makes up over 90 percent of what they do.