This is my "crime story" of the night....
Love these two mugshots. Here is what happened:
Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station detectives conducted an arduous investigation of numerous thefts from locked storage units within the Calabasas Public Storage facility, located at 23811 Ventura Boulevard, Calabasas, which occurred between the months of March and April, 2012.
During the investigation, detectives received a tip from a citizen indicating Suspect Richard Traber, who is on parole, allegedly committed the thefts.
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Some of the known burglary victims reside in the surrounding communities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, and Thousand Oaks.
Suspect Richard Traber was arrested Tuesday, May 15, 2012, for Burglary and Violation of Parole. He is facing possible additional charges pending identification of additional victims and further possible prosecution.
Traber’s girlfriend, Suspect Colette Kurtz of Woodland Hills, was also implicated in the thefts. She was also arrested Tuesday, May 15, 2012, for Receiving Known Stolen Property, but later released on a bond.
Malibu/Lost Hills Station Sheriff's Detectives recovered two truckloads of suspected stolen property from Traber’s residence. The recovered items include china cabinets and hutches, silverware, paintings, and a large quantity of boxes of personal care items.
Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the legal owners of the recovered items. A public viewing of this property will be held on:
Saturday, June 9, 2012, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, in the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station parking lot, 27050 Agoura Road, Calabasas.
Detectives are asking that if you were the victim of theft from a storage unit, vehicle, or residential burglary, to please attend the viewing. In order to confirm proper ownership of recovered property, victims are asked to provide proper identifying information such as crime reports, photos, receipts, and/or serial numbers.
There is too much property for investigators to check through the recovered items based upon telephone requests. It is necessary for possible victims to come and view it for themselves.
For questions or information, contact Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Detective Ginni Alvarez 818-878-5584. Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s station. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the websitehttp://lacrimestoppers.org