Police Search for Stolen Star Trek Duds; One Man Arrested
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Some of Capt. Kirk’s clothes, a Klingon mask or two and other ″Star Trek″ props have been recovered, but somewhere in the cosmos is more booty stolen from a Hollywood studio, police said.
″Star Trek″ fan Kevin Buehler, 25, pleaded innocent to one count of receiving stolen property when he was arraigned this week.
Detective John Winchester of the police department’s Hollywood division said an informant led authorities to Buehler, who was arrested Sept. 13 as he allegedly attempted to sell wardrobe items from the syndicated television series ″Star Trek: The Next Generation.″
About 25 stolen items were found at Buehler’s Reseda home and locations in Van Nuys and Hollywood, Winchester said Thursday.
But other items are still missing, he said. In all, more than $150,000 of ″Star Trek″ items were lifted from Paramount Studios over the past two years, he said.
The 75 missing items come from the original ″Star Trek″ television series and five motion pictures based on it as well as the current series ″Star Trek: The Next Generation.″
Buehler was sentenced in 1987 to eight months in state prison after being convicted of breaking into the studios where ″Star Trek″ was filmed, court records show.