According to TMZ, a woman broke into the Pirates of the Caribbean actor’s mansion, setting off the home’s security system and alerting police of an intruder.
The woman is said to have fled the property before officers arrived and it remains unclear whether anything was taken. However, she was reportedly later found nearby, with police connecting her to another recent burglary, and arrested.
Depp is believed to have been away from the property at the time of the incident.
It comes amid a turbulent time for the actor, who recently lost his legal libel battle against publishers of British newspaper The Sun over a story in which he was described as a “wife beater” in reference to allegations of domestic abuse from his ex-wife Amber Heard.
The star’s struggles saw him dropped from the forthcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel, with actor Mads Mikkelsen taking over his role as supervillain Gellert Grindelwald.
Depp has denied all allegations and previously vowed to fight the ruling, insisting: “My life and career will not be defined by this moment in time.”