The following possible crimes in Calabasas and Agoura Hills were reported to the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station recently:
Armed Robbery at the Good Night Inn
The clerk at the Good Night Inn at 26557 Agoura Road in Calabasas reported being held up and robbed at gunpoint on Nov. 17, according to a Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Department report.
The clerk, 65, reported that he saw two black males wearing hooded sweatshirts with bandannas covering their faces entering the hotel lobby around 7:30 p.m.
"He immediately recognized he was about to get robbed. He said he tried to go to the back of the office in an attempt to get out of harms way," the report said. "The victim said he heard Suspect 1 tell Suspect 2 'get him.' Suspect 2 then pointed a large caliber silver metal automatic handgun and forced the victim to lay down on the ground."
Approximately $600 was reported stolen from the cash register by the robbers before they were last seen by the clerk heading on foot westbound on Agoura Road.
Suspect 1 in the report is described as a black male in his mid 30s wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt, a blue bandanna covering his face, blue denim pants and dark colored gloves
Suspect 2 was described as a black male also in his mid 30s, 5’8” tall, 160 lbs. and wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, a white bandanna with a black design covering his face, blue denim jeans and dark colored gloves.
A resident of the hotel said 45 minutes prior to the incident, he saw two black males sitting in a white two-door Honda that was parked on the north side of the street, facing westbound directly in front of the hotel.
No one has been arrested in connection with this reported crime.
Possible Marijuana Grow House in Agoura Hills
A landlord called police on Dec. 2 and reported that his former tenants had vandalized and damaged his property due to using it as a marijuana grow house.
A sergeant reported the residence on Patrick Henry Place in Agoura Hills suffered damage to the pool, floors, blinds and walls due to humid and wet conditions in the house.
"I saw the carpets were still wet, stained and appeared to be growing some sort of green algae. The walls and ceilings had some brown discoloring as if water had leaked," wrote the sergeant in his report. "The blinds appeared to be warped and falling from their mounts. I saw that the pool was starting to turn green. It did appear that the former tenants attempted to clean the carpets."
The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Narcotics Bureau was notified of the possible marijuana grow house, according to the report.
$6,610 of Jewelry Reported Stolen
A woman reported that while she was in the hospital from Oct. 16 to Oct. 20, some jewelry items valued at $6,610 were stolen out of her jewelry box in her master bedroom. The victim's son was residing in the home at the time but did not report seeing anyone enter the room. The victim said the apartment complex's maintenance crew entered her apartment to install an alarm system, and she believes that one of the crew stole the items.
No one has been arrested in connection with the reported theft.
Profanity Spray-Painted on Home
Sheriff's deputies were called to a home in a gated community on Via Tecolote in Calabasas when the owners reported discovering acts of vandalism
The garage doors had been spray-painted with the word “bitch” in white paint, a vehicle had been spray-painted on its bumper, and a shape of a penis was spray-painted on a wall and at the end of the driveway. The damage was estimated at $900.
The homeowners stated they had no altercations or conflicts with any of their neighbors, but that since they live in a gated community, they believe the person/s responsible must live inside the community.
Pick-Pocket Reported at Gas Station
A woman reported that her wallet and $190 was stolen on Nov. 25 in Calabasas at the at Shell gas station at 4831 Las Virgenes Road.
The victim stated that a white or Hispanic man wearing dark clothes and a dark cap "bumped" into her inside the station, and that a few minutes later she discovered her wallet was missing from her purse. The possible pick-pocket was described as 25-27 years old and weighing 130 to 150 lbs.
The victim also reported that one of her credit cards had been fraudulently used not long after at a Target department store in Woodland Hills.
No person has been arrested in connection with this reported crime.
$30,000 Engagement Ring Reported Stolen
An engagement ring valued at $30,000 was reported stolen on Nov. 16 from a home on Prado Del Trigo in Calabasas.
The victim believes the ring was stolen out of her jewelry box in her master bedroom by a member of a construction crew with unsupervised access to the house.
Grandmother Reportedly Defrauded Out of $1,800
A grandmother who lives on De Kalb Drive in Calabasas reported receiving a call on Nov. 26 from someone she thought was her grandson who said he was arrested and needed to get out of jail. The man then told her to call an "Officer Mitchel" who would explain to her how to send the money.
The victim then said she contacted a man who said he was Officer Mitchel. He informed her that her grandson had been arrested by Santa Barbara police for having drugs in his car and that it would cost $1,800 to get him out of jail. He told her to go to Walmart and send the money via MoneyGram to Mexico City.
The victim did as she was told, then called her grandson to see if he had been let out of jail. Her grandson said he didn’t know what she was talking about.
"Officer Mitchel" called her a short time later to see if she had sent the money, and the victim said she yelled at the caller that what he was doing was fraud and hung up.