News Story


Camarillo - Arrest for Receiving/Possessing Stolen Property
10/11/2012 5:30:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Arrest for Receiving/Possessing Stolen Property

RB#: 12-22305



Best Buy Parking Lot, Rose Avenue, Oxnard

Date & Time:

10/01/2012 @ 11:30 AM

Unit Responsible:

Headquarters/Camarillo Patrol and Camarillo Detective Bureau

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent

City of Residence


(S) Richard Holland

(S) Michael Shumway









On or between 09/29/2012, and 10/01/2012, unidentified suspects stole golf bags, golf clubs and golf supplies from three known victims at three separate golf courses in the west end of Ventura County.  All three thefts occurred while the victims left their golf bags momentarily unattended to enter the clubhouse.  Witnesses described seeing a white male with black hair running away from the clubhouse area carrying the stolen golf bag and supplies.  Witnesses described the getaway vehicle as an older, lifted, white, Ford Ranger or Mazda pickup.


One of the victims found a posting on Craigslist for some of his stolen property.  The victim agreed to meet with the party that was selling his stolen property in the parking lot of Best Buy in Oxnard.  The victim contacted the Sheriff's Department and requested the two be detained, when he realized he had purchased golf supplies from them in the past.


Headquarters deputies responded and detained Richard Holland and Michael Shumway in the Best Buy parking lot.  During their investigation, they found Holland and Shumway in possession of golf clubs, which were reported stolen from a victim two hours earlier at Camarillo Springs Golf Course.


Camarillo detectives conducted a follow-up investigation and found Holland and Shumway had been living together in a trailer associated with a residence in Ventura.  Camarillo detectives served a search warrant at the trailer and found golf bags and golf supplies which had been stolen from victims from River Ridge Golf Course in Oxnard, and Sterling Hills Golf Course in Camarillo. 


Detectives also located additional golf supplies, which belong to other, yet to be identified theft victims.  If you were a victim or witnesses to any of these, or similar thefts contact Det. John McGrath (805) 388-5119 or Det. Greg Gibson (805) 388-5116 at Camarillo P.D.


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Sr. Deputy John McGrath

Media Release Date:

October 9, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Sr. Deputy Greg Gibson (805) 388-5116

Approved by:

Bruce Macedo, Captain


Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).