Sirens: Malibu Crime Report 1.27 – 2.3

Crime Report

The following incidents were reported between 1/27 – 2/3: 


Blemish report

A resident called the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station to report vandalism on their vehicle parked in a parking structure in Seagull Drive. The deputy observed the vehicle and noticed small scratches measuring approximately half an inch. The damage was estimated to cost $800.


Breaking and entering

Deputies responded to burglary on Cross Creek Road. The victim noticed the driver door handle was damaged and the vehicle was left unlocked. A pair of RayBan sunglasses worth $150 were stolen. The damage to the door handle was estimated to cost $750.

Credit card fraud

A vehicle was broken into on Malibu Canyon Road near a trailhead leading to the Backbone Trail. The victim went for a hike and, upon return, the vehicle was broken into and ransacked. A designer wallet, Bluetooth speaker and a MacBook charging cord were stolen. The victim was later informed that a $496 purchase was made with their credit cards. The victim was able to cancel all fraudulent charges and be reimbursed. 

Suit snapped

Deputies responded to a petty theft of a wetsuit at a hotel on Pacific Coast Highway close to the Malibu Pier. The manager showed the deputies the surveillance footage that showed a suspect walk east of the hotel, reach over the wooden fence and grab an unknown item. Due to the poor video quality, the deputy was unable to get a description of the suspect. The wetsuit was estimated to be worth $300.


Coffee crime

Deputies responded to a vehicle burglary on Winding Way in Malibu. The victim said she parked her vehicle in the Escondido Falls parking lot and, upon return, the front passenger window was shattered; a purse, wallet, $500 in cash and multiple credit cards were stolen. The victim was later informed a $594 purchase was made at a CVS Pharmacy in West Malibu. The suspect purchased Starbucks gift cards worth $352 and $35. The deputy contacted the pharmacy manager to retrieve the surveillance footage. Footage showed a Caucasian female, approximately 5’5”, 150 to 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes purchasing multiple items with the victim’s credit cards.


Unfortunate encounter

Deputies responded to a vehicle accident on Cross Creek Road. The victim believes the person she had an encounter with later “keyed” her vehicle while she was in a nearby supermarket. The victim said a vehicle merged in her lane and attempted to hit her. The victim said the driver had a verbal encounter with her in the parking lot before entering the grocery store. The victim said the damages were estimated to cost $3,000.

Stolen property

A yard waste trash can was stolen from a property on Las Flores Canyon Road. The cost to replace a trash can is $50.