Arrest Made

#LASD Sheriff McDonnell announces the arrest of a 42-year-old male who is possibly linked to several Malibu burglaries

On Wednesday October 10, 2019 Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced the arrest of 42 year old Anthony Rauda. It is believed this suspect could be responsible for several similar burglaries occurring over the past two years.  In each of the burglaries, food items were stolen and the time of burglaries range between 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.    

      Earlier today, at approximately 1000 hours, Major Crimes Personnel, Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station personnel, members of the LASD Aero Bureau, and members of the Malibu Search and Rescue team deployed resources in the Malibu Canyon area to conduct a detailed search for the suspect and evidence related to the crimes. The plan included a coordinated, comprehensive search of a vast area located in the heart of Malibu canyon.   

    After several hours, investigators observed fresh boot prints in the ground leading up to a steep ravine approximately a mile from North of Mulholland highway and West of Las Virgenes Road. With the assistance of air support, detectives followed the boot prints approximately 50 yards.  Shortly after, they heard movement amongst the brush, followed by observing a male adult, wearing black clothing, walking quickly, who resembled the suspect in the burglaries. 

     Air support confirmed the individual’s location, and it was learned he was armed with a rifle. Investigators contained the suspect in a heavy brush area and ordered him to drop the rifle and surrender. 

     After a few tense moments of communicating with the suspect, he opted to surrender and was taken into custody without incident at 3:20 p.m.  

     The rifle was recovered and the suspect was transported to Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station where he is being booked for an active no bail felony parole violation warrant.

Dates of past burglaries
October 9, 2018 at 27000 block of Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas
October 4, 2018 at 700 block of Malibu Canyon Road, Unincorporated Malibu (Las Virgenes Municipal Water District). 
September 30, 2018 at 26800 block of Mulholland Hwy, Unincorporated area of Calabasas
September 24, 2018 at 700 block of Malibu Canyon Rd, Unincorporated Calabasas
July 27, 2018 Agoura Hills-Calabasas Community Center on Malibu Hills Road in Calabasas
March 8, 2017 at 26800 block of Mulholland Highway, Unincorporated area of Calabasas
October 28, 2016, a building was broken into a few miles north of Malibu Creek State Park at De Anza Public Park, City of Calabasas
October 10, 2016 at 26800 block of Dorothy Drive, Unincorporated area of Calabasas