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Parolee, girlfriend held in Calabasas stolen property case

May 29, 2012 |  9:47 pm

Richard Traber, left, and Colette Kurtz were arrested in a stolen property case in Calabasas.
A parolee and his girlfriend were arrested on suspicion of stealing two truckloads of china cabinets, silverware, paintings and other items.

Deputies arrested Richard Traber, 32, after receiving a tip that led them to his home in Woodland Hills, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Deputies also arrested Colette Kurtz on suspicion of receiving stolen property.

Traber was being held on suspicion of burglary and violation of parole, the department said in a statement.

The items were allegedly stolen from the Calabasas Public Storage facility at 23811 Ventura Boulevard. 

Deputies are looking for the owners of the property and are planning to hold a viewing on June 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Malibu/Lost Hills station parking lot at 27050 Agoura Road in Agoura.

Anyone with questions or information is asked to call Det. Ginni Alvarez at (818) 878-5584.


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Photos: Richard Traber and Colette Kurtz. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department