Prosecutors say Marcel Melanson was sentenced Monday to three years and four months in prison. He also must pay more than a half-million dollars in fines and restitution.
Authorities have arrested a Tustin man who is suspected of having stolen as many as 24 ATM machines across Orange County over the course of the last year, officials said Tuesday.
Police say an employee of Saint Francis of Rome Church on April 15 discovered a theft of personal check and cash donations from the previous week.
North Hollywood officers responded to a radio call of a burglary in the in the neighborhood around 4 p.m. May 30 and say suspects removed jewelry and a 2014 white, four-door Maserati Quattroporte.
They also told KCAL9’s Jeff Nguyen that they aren’t getting much help from authorities.
Keith Marasinghe said he was disgusted by what he saw and decided to post the video on YouTube.
Sutherland is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and the return of the stolen equipment.
The suspects tied up the residents of the home with packing tape then drove away in the victim’s car.
“To have a child be the perpetrator of this crime is just terrible,” said Gretchen Schrek.
On a second attempt, California lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday that would require electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones as a way to deter what one senator called a crime wave of thefts.
Dominque Clayton has allegedly admitted to alcohol thefts over the past three years.
The marching band at Santa Paula High School is at a loss after someone stole the $17,000 they saved up for a national competition.
The suspect’s latest heist was an $800 smartphone from a Best Buy in Torrance, authorities said.
Most of the targeted apartments had open or unlocked windows, authorities said.
Almost one in three U.S. robberies involve phone theft, according to the Federal Communications Commission.