CAC provides a variety of resources to help California avocado growers discourage theft in their avocado groves. The articles below provide information concerning avocado and agricultural theft of interest to growers. Growers can also request avocado theft protection signs, report avocado theft via the CAC theft hotline, or file an anti-theft reward claim.

Theft Protection News

Thieves Targeting Micro-Filtration and Irrigation Equipment in Ventura County

  • Sep 15, 2016

Ventura County Agricultural Crimes Detective Chip Chadman is cautioning California avocado growers to be on the alert and take precautionary steps to protect micro-filtration and irrigation equipment and report suspicious activity. According to Detective Chapman, a theft of micro-filtration equipment was recently reported in the unincorporated areas of Ventura/Oxnard.

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Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Encourages Growers to Utilize App to Report Crimes

  • Aug 26, 2016

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Farm Watch has partnered with Nextdoor, a private online social network that makes it easy for neighbors to share real time information about thefts and crime using a cell phone, tablet or computer. Learn more about this free App.

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Profile of a Ventura County Avocado Thief

  • Mar 14, 2016

Agriculture Crimes Detective Chip Cadman recently released information concerning the theft of avocados in the Santa Paula area. Learn more!

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Avocado Grove Thefts Reported

  • Jan 29, 2016

According to Ventura Sheriff Detective Chip Chadman, a number of avocado-related thefts have been reported recently. Learn more about the thefts and what you can do to protect your groves and equipment.

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Theft Is on the Rise — Protect Your Groves

  • May 01, 2015

According to a recent report from Ventura Sheriff Detective Chip Chadman, theft of avocados, fertilizer and pesticides is on the rise. Learn more about the precautions to take in order to secure your property and equipment.

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Avocado Theft Protection Critical Right Now

  • Mar 06, 2014

Recent reports of avocado grove thefts are on the rise. There are several preventative steps California avocado growers can take to protect their groves.

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