News Story


Vehicle Burglaries and Thefts at Oxnard & Somis Area Farm Fields
3/20/2013 4:30:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Vehicle Burglaries and Thefts


Farm fields in the county areas surrounding Camarillo

Date & Time:

Between 01/22/13 and 02/16/13

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo Investigations Bureau

Report Number             13-1642, 13-1707, 13-1864,

13-2174, 13-3234, 13-3930






During the months of January and February, thieves targeted vehicles belonging to field workers and ranchers in the Oxnard plains and Somis areas.  Specifically, vehicles parked along the dirt roads had windows smashed to gain entry and property was stolen from inside.  These crimes occurred during daytime hours while the victims were working in the fields.  Numerous stereos, wallets and cell phones were taken.  Some vehicles have also been stolen, including trucks belonging to the ranch owners which were left unlocked with keys in them. 


The purpose of this information is to advise the public not to leave any valuables in their vehicles whether they are out of view or not.  Furthermore, locking cars and not leaving keys inside will help prevent criminal activity. 


We encourage anyone seeing suspicious activity to immediately call 911 or 805-654-9511.  Provide a description of the suspect, approximate height, weight, clothing description (color), any unique features, vehicle license number, year, make, model, color and last known direction of travel.


Prepared by:

Detective Robert Arthur


Media Release Date:



Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Robert Arthur  /  805-388-5149


Approved by:

Sergeant O'Sullivan


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).