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LASD - Malibu/Lost Hills Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Saturday August 25th, 2018 :: 09:00 a.m. PDT


3 Carjacking/Kidnapping Suspects Arrested after LASD Malibu/Lost Hills Pursuit. Victim is Safe!

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) Lost Hills Station deputy on routine patrol pulled over a grey SUV for a traffic violation near Westward Way and Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu on Friday, August 24, 2018 at approximately 5:30 p.m. After the deputy detained a passenger, the driver drove away in the vehicle.  

The deputy had observed narcotics paraphernalia inside the vehicle and put out a “be on the lookout” for the vehicle who fled his traffic stop.  Deputies spotted the vehicle minutes later and initiated a short pursuit, which lasted approximately 10 seconds before being terminated.

Near the site of the initial traffic stop, a civilian observed the suspects toss a black bag . The bag was handed over to the deputies, who discovered it contained a handgun.

While under surveillance by a LASD airship, the victim was able to exit and was detained by deputies.  After speaking to the victim, a deputy relayed to the watch commander information that they believed this was a carjacking/kidnapping incident involving that same vehicle and suspects.

A short time later, LASD Aero located the vehicle in the city of Calabasas.  A solo deputy pursued the suspect vehicle into Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) jurisdiction. LAPD was contacted to assist the solo deputy until sufficient deputy personnel arrived. 

The pursuit ended at 6:16 p.m. near Burbank Boulevard and Canoga Avenue in the city of Woodland Hills, after 2 suspects ran from the vehicle and were detained by LAPD and LASD a short distance later.

Three suspects were detained in total.  One male Hispanic adult, one male White adult and a female Black adult.

The female White adult victim was unharmed.
There is no additional information available at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Malibu/Lost Hills Station at (818) 878-1808. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website

LASD - Malibu/Lost Hills Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
27050 Agoura Rd
Calabasas, CA 91301

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Non-emergencies: 818-878-1808

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