Sirens: Malibu Crime Report 10.30 – 1.5

Crime Report

The following incidents were reported between 10/30 – 1/5:


Trash can caper

A yard waste trash can was stolen from a property on Pacific Coast Highway near Carbon Beach Terrace. The victim took the trash out and the following day it was stolen. The victim contacted Waste Management regarding the stolen trash can and was advised to obtain a police report number regarding the incident.  


Night watch

A window was smashed on a van parked on Pacific Coast Highway near Big Rock Drive. The victim noticed the window was smashed over night; however, nothing was taken.

Smashed window

Deputies responded to a vandalism call on Pacific Coast Highway. A vehicle window was smashed and $250 worth of belongings were stolen. The victim was able to obtain video footage by a security camera nearby and saw two suspects look into her vehicle, smash the windshield with an unknown object and ransack her vehicle.


Package pinched

A Zed bamboo longboard and a vinyl record were stolen from a property on Wildlife Road. The victim said they saw the suspect—approximately six feet tall, of average build and wearing a gray hat, dark jacket and blue jeans—walk into the victim’s driveway and remove the packages. Due to the angle of the camera, the victim was unable to get a clear image of the suspect. The longboard was estimated to cost $60 and the vinyl record was worth $30.


Converter crook

A catalytic converter valued at $1,500 was stolen from P&B Plumbing in Malibu. The exhaust pipe was cut with an unknown object and was estimated to cost $200 to repair. 


Failed attempt

Deputies responded to an attempted burglary on Grasswood Avenue. The victim who reported the incident was the housekeeper and said the unknown suspects attempted to bend the lock to the garage entrance on the east side of the property; however, no items were reported stolen from the garage.


Key crime

Deputies responded to a vehicle burglary on Pacific Coast Highway near Leo Carrillo State Beach. The victim told deputies he hid his keys inside the front of the bumper before going down to the beach to surf and, upon return the key, his iPhone 10 and his wallet with multiple credit cards were stolen. The victim was later notified by their bank that a $6,236 purchase was made at an Apple store in Santa Monica; the charges were successfully disputed. 


Warehouse burglary

A suspicious black Dodge Ram pickup truck was seen parked near the Malibou Lake Mountain Club warehouse, where two male adults—one described as white with slick black hair and wearing a gray sweatshirt and one wearing a black hoodie—were seen driving off the property toward Lake Vista Drive. The victim approached the suspects and said to leave before they contacted the sheriff’s department. The victim told deputies a gate code is needed to enter; however, the main gate to the business had been cut off with bolt cutters and multiple power tools were stolen from the toolboxes inside the warehouse. The victim provided the deputies with surveillance footage of the incident.