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

Law Enforcement Seeks Information on Habitual Avocado Thief

  • Apr 15, 2020

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office seeks information concerning the whereabouts of James Mitchell, a suspect in multiple avocado thefts. Learn more.

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Invasive Tree Pests Workshop to be Held in San Diego

  • Sep 10, 2018

The UCCE San Diego is hosting an Invasive Tree Pests Workshop on Friday, October 19 that will focus on three invasive pests that have killed hundreds of thousands of trees in Southern California — Goldspotted Oak Borer, Invasive Shot Hole Borers/Fusarium Dieback Disease and South American Palm Weevils.

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Recent Oxnard Area Avocado Theft and Arrest

  • May 15, 2018

On May 7, deputies in the Oxnard area were dispatched for an avocado theft in progress at a nearby grove. The suspect was later arrested at a nearby fruit stand after he was positively identified by the person who reported the theft.

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Ventura County Authorities Seek Information Concerning Stolen Tractor

  • Nov 14, 2017

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding the theft of a 2007 John Deere 790 Tractor from the Oxnard area.

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