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Calabasas theft victims asked to claim items stolen from storage

May 30, 2012 |  7:54 am

Calabasas thefts

L.A. County sheriff’s deputies are asking theft victims to claim goods that may have been stolen from a Calabasas public storage facility.

Officials say they found two truckloads of stolen property earlier this month while conducting a parole compliance check at a Woodland Hills home.

The recovered items include china cabinets and hutches, silverware, paintings and boxes of personal care items. Authorities believe burglary victims live in the nearby communities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas and Thousand Oaks

Investigators have arrested Richard Traber, 32, in connection with the stolen goods and booked him on suspicion of burglary and violation of parole. They also arrested Traber’s girlfriend, Colette Kurtz, of Woodland Hills, in connection with receiving the items, though she has been released on bond.  

A public viewing of the property will be held June 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Malibu-Lost Hills sheriff’s station at 27050 Agoura Road in Calabasas. Detectives are asking potential victims to attend the viewing and bring records that can confirm property ownership.


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