Couple Accused of Stealing Lawn Ornaments From Homes Across Thousand Oaks

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Police in Thousand Oaks arrested two people Wednesday in connection with the theft of dozens of lawn ornaments from homes all over the city.

Laura Guziak, 31 (Credit: Thousand Oaks Police)

Laura Guziak, 31 (Credit: Thousand Oaks Police)

Brian Nissen, 29, and Laura Guziak, 31, were taken into custody after a search of their residence uncovered more than 70 yard decorations, including statues and Malibu lights, according to a news release from the Thousand Oaks Police Department.

Police said the Thousand Oaks pair were reselling the items at area swap meets.

Nissen and Guziak were also in possession of methamphetamine and a large amount of cash, police said.

Brian Nissen, 29 (Credit: Thousand Oaks Police)

Brian Nissen, 29 (Credit: Thousand Oaks Police)

Both were booked on grand theft, conspiracy, possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance.

Police believed the couple might be linked to a similar rash of thefts in Camarillo and Ventura.

Residents who have had lawn ornaments stolen were urged to contact Detective Greg Delarosa at 805-494-8225.

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