News Story


Rincon/ Thefts at local Beaches
8/12/2011 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:      Thefts at local Beaches (Rincon)


Location:                     PCH between Ventura and Santa Barbara County line


Date & Time/ RB#:     Several over the last two months


Unit Responsible:        Headquarters Detective Bureau




Narrative:      Over the last couple of months, there have been several thefts and burglaries along the Ventura County beaches between Ventura and the Santa Barbara County line. In some instances, vehicle windows have been broken and property stolen from inside. In other cases the property was taken from the outside of the vehicles.


In one particular case, a distinguishable surfboard was taken.  Sometime between 10 pm on 7-27-11 and 10 am 7-28-11, the victim's surfboard was taken from the Hobson Beach Campground on PCH between Ventura and La Conchita. The board is distinctive because it's an 11 foot 'Donald Takayama, Prince Kuhio' model. It's light and dark teal colored board that has a logo of 4 white birds that form a circle. There is a slight defect on the tail of one of the birds which makes the board unique. Anyone with information on the suspect(s) who stole the surfboard or its whereabouts are urged to call detectives.


As always, the Sheriff's Office reminds all beachgoers and campers not to leave any valuables in their vehicles, and especially not in plain view.


Officer Preparing Release:   Detective Christine Rettura


Follow-up Contact:              Detective Christine Rettura  805 ' 662-6770


Date of Release:                    8-12-11


Approved By:                        Captain Mike Aranda



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).