A Glendale man faces charges for grand theft and vandalism after stealing a statue of Marilyn Monroe. According to police, the man scaled a sculpture honoring female performers on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He sawed off a statue of Marilyn Monroe and fled.
Police arrested the man days after the theft but are still looking for 1-2 additional suspects. According to police, the theft occurred June 16, and they arrested the suspect on June 21. The man faces one charge each of grand theft and felony vandalism. Police have not yet recovered the statue.
According to investigators, the man previously pleaded no contest to destroying Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In that case, he received a sentence of one day in jail, three years of probation and 20 days of community service. The man remains jailed without bail in the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic.
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When you face charges for stealing, hire an experienced theft lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes criminal cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
A grand theft conviction can result in a prison sentence, particularly if you have a previous criminal history. Additionally, you could receive additional time on your sentence, thanks to California’s Three Strikes Law. In California, people with a felony history can receive lengthened sentences for a second offense. A conviction for a third violent felony can result in lifetime incarceration.
That’s why you need an exceptional defense attorney by your side in court. Mr. Helfend has defended thousands of Californians in his more than three decades of practice. He is a top-rated defense lawyer, and he will work aggressively to defend you.
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