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Former Maid In Ventura County Arrested For String Of Home Burglaries

A former maid in Ventura County has been arrested for a string of home burglaries.

The investigation started earlier this month, when a Thousand Oaks home was burglarized. The owner discovered a hidden key used by a family cleaning service which came to the home regularly was missing.

Ventura County Sheriff’s Office detectives say their investigation led them to a former employee of the cleaning company who had been accused of theft, and fired in 2013. They located Guadalupe Sam Pedro and her companion Emanuel Melendez, and a search of their vehicle turned up a number of the stolen items.

They say further investigation linked the woman to at last two more home burglaries in the Conejo Valley.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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