News Story


Mail Thefts Are On The Rise In Camarillo
3/20/2015 7:30:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

 Mail Thefts Are On The Rise

Report Number:



City of Camarillo

Date & Time:

3/20/2015/ - 1615 Hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Community Resource Unit

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence






The Camarillo Police Department's Community Resource Unit is advising the public that mail thefts are on the rise.


Since January 1, 2015, eighteen thefts of mail have been reported to the Camarillo Police Department. Some victims were not aware that their mail had been stolen until the Police Department contacted the victims about recovering their stolen mail.  In one case, a female suspect had stolen mail in her possession from over 41 different victims throughout Ventura County.


Theft of mail is occurring everywhere, including in the industrial areas as well as your typical residential areas. The Camarillo Police Department would like to offer the following tips so that you won't become a victim:


Stop your mail if you are going on vacation or will be gone for several days; Do not put your outgoing mail in your mailbox and lift up the flag, this will only alert thieves that there is outgoing mail in the box; Don't let your mail sit in the mailbox and pile up; If you need to mail something, take your mail to the post office or place your mail in a secure mailbox.


If you observe suspicious activity in your neighborhood, please report this activity to the Camarillo Police Department immediately, by calling Sheriff's Dispatch @ 654-9511.




Prepared by:

Sergeant John M. Franchi


News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact: / (805) 947-9363


Approved by:

Captain  Todd Inglis



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