A Los Angeles man and a Buena Park woman received jail sentences for the theft of firefighting equipment.
The pair were arrested after stealing firefighting equipment from the car of an off-duty firefighter. He had parked his car at a Laguna Beach hotel. Laguna Beach police say they found a suspicious U-Haul van. While checking out the van, they discovered two people inside who were dressed in firefighting gear. They quickly determined that the pair were not firefighters. Following an investigation, the police discovered other victims among firefighters in nearby communities.
The man pleaded guilty to misdemeanor burglary and drug possession. The court dismissed a felony charge of receiving stolen property and two misdemeanor drug charges. The judge sentenced him to 90 days in jail and 100 hours of community service.
The woman pleaded guilty to felony charges of receiving stolen property and burglary. She also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest. The judge sentenced her to 280 days in jail, however she will receive credit for time served. She remained in jail after her July 2 arrest, so she has served the majority of her sentence already.
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