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A crime that’s commonly reported in Los Angeles is starting to occur in Ventura County, with people being targeted for vehicle burglary after withdrawing large amounts of cash, detectives say.,The crime usually involves more than one person, with perpetrators hanging out in banks and their parking lots while discreetly watching for people who make large cash withdrawals, said Thousand Oaks police Detective Chris Obringer.,Detective Chris Obringer “They are watching people at the banks withdrawing large amounts of cash, and they follow them to an opportune time and location where they can break into the vehicle,” Obringer said.,There were two local incidents of so-called “bank jugging” in December and as recently as Feb. 19 in Thousand Oaks in which a total of $7,350 was stolen from vehicles, Obringer said.,Ventura County sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Harris, who oversees investigations for the unincorporated areas of the county, said unfortunately local authorities see a lot of crime trends make their way here from L.A.  MORE: PGE probably started the Camp Fire, it tells regulators Since the incidents here, detectives have been talking to bank employees. read more

— An officer responded to a two-vehicle crash on North Lincoln Avenue at East State Street at 1:51 p.m. Thursday in which a southbound vehicle struck the rear of another vehicle stopped at the traffic light.,— Police responded to a 2800 block East State Street business at 5:57 p.m. Thursday in reference to an irate customer and found a woman who admitted yelling at an employee regarding service to her mother.,— Officers responded to a 100 block North Ellsworth Avenue business at 6:04 p.m. Thursday in reference to a possible domestic dispute between a man and woman and found both individuals outside the business.,— Ruth A. Evans, 76, Salem, was cited for failure to control following a two-vehicle crash on South Broadway Avenue near East Wilson Street at 8:44 p.m. Thursday in which she was northbound and struck a legally parked vehicle.,— At approximately 8:22 a.m. Dec. 29, officers responded to the 200 block of Glenwood Avenue in East Palestine to assist the East Palestine Police Department with a domestic dispute complaint.