Sirens: Malibu Crime Report 7.29 – 9.20

Crime Report

The following incidents were reported between 7/29 – 9/20: 


Copper con

Approximately 400 feet of copper piping was stolen from a property on Escondido Drive. The victim provided deputies with photos of the suspects parked near the property in a Cadillac Escalade. According to the report, the copper piping is estimated to be worth $1,300.


Backpack stash

A window to a Volkswagen Golf SE parked on Latigo Canyon Road was smashed. The victim told deputies a red and black Under Armour backpack with contents worth $1,753 was stolen from his vehicle. The damages were estimated to cost $1,600.


Missing delivery

An Amazon package containing a silver bracelet was stolen from a porch on Heathercliff Road in Malibu. The victim received a photo of the package being delivered but was unable to locate it when he searched the area. The silver bracelet was estimated to be worth $200.


Designer theft

A window to a 2016 Audi parked on Pacific Coast Highway was smashed. Miscellaneous items were stolen such as a pair of designer glasses, running shoes and multiple makeup products. The damage to the window was $550 and the items were estimated to be worth $1,890.


Rolex theft

Deputies responded to a grand theft at Topanga State Beach in Malibu. The victim said he left his phone, wallet and a $30,000 rose gold Rolex watch on the beach and, upon his return, the phone and wallet were there but the Rolex watch was stolen. The victim said he notified LA County Lifeguards who scanned the area; however, they were unable to find the watch.


Easy access

A vehicle parked north of Westward Beach Road in Malibu was broken into and several items were stolen. The victim said she was participating in the triathlon event in Zuma Beach and when she returned to her vehicle, a tablet, Apple airpods and Kate Spade wallet were stolen from the floorboards underneath the passenger seat. The victim told deputies she locked her vehicle; however, the front passenger door had been malfunctioning. The tablet computer was estimated to be worth $900.

Hide and seek

A Jeep Grand Cherokee parked on Pacific Coast Highway was burglarized. The victim hid his keys on the tow hitch and, upon his return, the key was missing and his vehicle was locked. The victim was unable to recall the vehicle’s license plate during the time of the report and called a tow service to unlock his vehicle; he also noticed his wallet and iPhone were stolen. The victim was later notified about multiple fraudulent transactions made to his credit cards. A total of $7,400 were made at numerous stores. 


Caught on camera

Deputies responded to a burglary report call at a yoga studio on Heathercliff Road in Malibu. The victim told deputies an unknown white male with blond hair wearing a green sweater and dark colored shorts entered the store and stole a laptop and iPad, ransacked the drawer, and stole $300. The victim told deputies the location has several security cameras and they were able to record the suspect entering through the window and exiting with a black trash bag.

Easy access

An iPhone X, two Macbook Pro laptops, a wallet and various credit cards were stolen from a vehicle parked near the Solstice Canyon hiking trail. The victim told deputies he believed the suspect entered through the damaged and bent key lock.


Appliance atrocity 

A Samsung refrigerator and stove were stolen from an unlocked house on Philip Avenue in Malibu. The appliances were estimated to be worth $2,750. The victim told deputies no other items were taken from the property. 

Pickaxe pilferage 

Deputies responded to a residential burglary on Cuthbert Road in Malibu. The victim said the living room window was smashed and the door was damaged and removed. The victim’s washer and dryer were disconnected and taken from the laundry room. A pickaxe was found and the victim believed the suspects used it to enter the property. Multiple rooms were ransacked and a television and air conditioned unit was taken. The appliances were estimated to be worth $12,820.