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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Monday June 27th, 2022 :: 04:19 p.m. PDT


News Story: Camarillo Crime Prevention

Nature of Incident: Crime Prevention  
Incident Number:
City of Camarillo
Unit(s) Responsible:
City of Camarillo Directed Enforcement Unit (DEU)
The City of Camarillo has seen a slight uptick in vehicle burglaries and thefts from vehicle reports. A vehicle burglary occurs when force is used to gain entry into a locked or secured vehicle to steal property. A theft from a vehicle occurs when no force is used to gain entry into the vehicle.  In an effort to prevent crime and keep our community safe and informed, the Camarillo Police Department would like to share our analysis of the crimes and offer some crime prevention tips.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Crime Analysis Unit analyzed and confirmed there has been no pattern as to when these crimes are occurring.  Based on the reported thefts and vehicle burglaries, it is important to recognize that these crimes can occur at any time of day or night and on any day of the week.   
During our analysis of vehicle burglaries and thefts from vehicles, we found these crimes are generally opportunistic in nature where thieves seek easy targets and will act when the opportunity presents itself.  During most of our reported vehicle burglaries, criminals forced entry into the vehicles to steal items that were left plain sight.
The City of Camarillo and the Camarillo Police Department would like to remind its residents to be vigilant and take a proactive approach to preventing crime by following the below crime prevention strategies:  
  • Lock your doors.
  • Remove keys from the vehicle.
  • Close the windows.
  • Never leave valuables in your vehicle.
  • Park your vehicle in the garage when possible.
  • Install and utilize home surveillance video camera systems. 
  • Add motion lights to your property.
In addition to employing these crime prevention strategies, always remember to be alert of your surroundings and what’s happening in your neighborhood.  If you see something suspicious, please do not hesitate to call the Sheriff’s Office at 805-654-9511.  In any event where you believe there is an emergency call 911. 
The Camarillo Police Department relies on its continued partnership with the community to decrease the number of thefts from vehicles and vehicle burglaries by implementing these crime prevention strategies in addition to proactive law enforcement targeting those committing these crimes. 
Prepared by: Deputy Tamara Petersen
News Release Date: 6/24/22
Media Follow-Up Contact: Senior Deputy Victor Holmes (805) 388-5131
Deputy Tamara Petersen (805) 368-2370
Approved by: Captain Shane Matthews

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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