Thieves apparently unconcerned about the potential health risks of pesticides have been burglarizing homes tented for fumigation in Ventura County, especially hitting Oxnard hard.
Oxnard Police say they’ve had 24 burglaries of tented homes in the last six months. Detectives say the burglars are going after everything from electronics, to firearms. In about half of the crimes, burglars entered through unlocked, or open doors and windows. But, in some cases, doors and windows were pried or smashed open to allow access. Other communities in Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties have reported similar crimes during the last few months.