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Deputies Investigate Agricultural Burglaries in Camarillo Area
8/28/2014 6:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Recent Agricultural Area Burglaries

Report Numbers:

14-18829, 14-19541, 14-19619, 14-19620


3000 Block of Los Angeles Avenue, Somis

Date & Time:

August 28, 2014 @ 01:30 AM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo Police Department Investigations Bureau









On August 28, 2014, The Ventura County Sheriff's Office received a call for service reference a commercial burglary at a ranch in Somis.  The ranch has been the target of several burglaries over the past two weeks.  The initial investigation revealed that unidentified suspect(s) forced entry into a large storage building and stole various gardening tools including chainsaws, leaf blowers, and 'weed-whackers.'  The suspect(s) also stole a flatbed truck from the location.  The stolen vehicle was later recovered at the scene of a second burglary location in the Oxnard Plains.  While investigating the second reported burglary, deputies discovered that a vehicle was stolen from that location as well, and is still outstanding. 


Citizens are asked to report burglaries immediately to the Sheriff's Office and to stay out of the crime scene to protect potential evidence.  The Sheriff's Office also recommends that vehicles be stored in a secure manner, with keys kept away from the vehicle.  We also recommend that citizens mark their equipment for identification and maintain record of the make, model, and serial numbers. 


Anyone with information related to this series of burglaries is asked to contact the Ventura County Sheriff's Office or provide information anonymously via the Ventura County Crime Stoppers. 



Prepared by:

Detective Ray Dominguez #3574


Media Release Date:

August 28, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Detective TJ DeSalvo (805) 388-5157


Approved by:

Captain Renee Ferguson



VenturaCounty Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leadsto the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for thiscrime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).