Abandoned, Mudslide-Damaged Home Hit by Burglary, Owner Reports

A red-tagged home in Camarillo Springs heavily damaged in a mudslide Friday was broken into, authorities said.

The owner of a home in the 6300 block of Gitana Avenue reported jewelry missing when they returned to the home Saturday afternoon, a Ventura County Sheriff's deputy said.

The homeowner reported the call at about 4:20 p.m. Saturday, about two hours after they returned to the house, the deputy said. They had left at 2:45 a.m. Friday, as an evacuation order was in effect and heavy rain from a major storm triggered a mudslide that hit the home.

The home was red-tagged due to the mudslide damage, according to the deputy, but a patrol unit was assigned to monitor the homes and media vans were often present.

Patrols were increased as a precaution, the deputy said.

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