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Tuesday
Aug282012

Report: Lindsay Lohan a Suspect in Jewelry Theft

Jonathan Leibson/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan must be experiencing déjà vu.  The Mean Girls star, who's on informal probation in connection with a 2011 stolen necklace case, is considered a suspect in another jewelry theft, according to TMZ.com.

The website previously reported that Lohan was interviewed by police about a week ago after she attended a get-together and slept at a Hollywood Hills home whose owner claimed that expensive jewelry had been stolen from him. 

TMZ now says that Lohan and her assistant, Gavin Doyle, are suspects in the theft of $100,000 worth of watches and sunglasses from the home.

Los Angeles detectives reportedly reached out to the duo's lawyer in an effort to interview them, but were rebuffed.

TMZ further notes that the home owner, Sam Magid, is now telling authorities that nothing was stolen, but police believe they have witnesses who say Lohan and her assistant took jewelry.

Last year, Lohan pleaded no contest to misdemeanor grand theft after she was accused of stealing a necklace from a Venice, Calif., jewelry store.

Meanwhile, TMZ is also reporting that the Santa Monica Police Department suspects Lohan lied to them about the circumstances of her rear-ending a semi truck back in June. 

Lohan reportedly told officers she wasn't behind the wheel -- but the gossip site says cops are "convinced" she was.  If she is found to have been lying to cops, she could face a year in jail, TMZ reports.

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Tuesday
Aug212012

Lindsay Lohan Interviewed by Police over Jewelry Theft

Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for amfAR(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan had a chat with police on Monday, but it appears as though she's not in trouble with the law again.

TMZ.com reports the Mean Girls star on Sunday night slept at a Hollywood Hills home where she attended a small get-together.  The following morning, the homeowner discovered that someone had stolen expensive jewelry from the residence.

Lohan, along with the other guests, was interviewed by police. She maintained that she was not involved in the theft, and TMZ says she's not considered a suspect at this time.

Last year, Lohan pleaded no contest to misdemeanor grand theft after she was accused of stealing a necklace from a Venice, Calif., jewelry store.

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Tuesday
Sep202011

John Travolta's Mercedes-Benz Stolen in Santa Monica

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Has anyone seen John Travolta's missing Mercedes-Benz? His 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280-SL was stolen Sunday from a Santa Monica, Calif., street where he'd parked it, according to the Los Angeles Times. The theft occurred while Travolta spent approximately 10 minutes at a Jaguar dealership. The vehicle reportedly is worth at least $35,000. Santa Monica police are investigating the theft.

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Tuesday
May102011

Report: Lindsay Lohan Expected to Get Probation in Theft Case

AL SEIB/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan will reportedly avoid jail time and is expected to receive probation when she pleads no contest to a misdemeanor theft charge on Wednesday.

Lohan is accused of stealing a necklace from a Venice, California jewelry store in January.

RadarOnline.com quotes sources as saying an attorney for the Mean Girls star met with a prosecutor and Judge Stephanie Sautner on Monday to discuss the case, and all parties agreed to keep Lohan out of jail.

The website quotes a source as saying, “Lindsay knows she dodged a major bullet.  She doesn’t like the fact she’ll be on probation for another year, but it beats being in state prison.”

Lohan is currently performing some 400 hours of community service for violating her probation for a pair of 2007 DUI convictions.  She was also sentenced to 120 days in jail for the violation, but is appealing that penalty.

RadarOnline reports that Judge Sautner is expected to allow Lohan to serve the 120 days at home if she wears an ankle bracelet to monitor her whereabouts, and will also allow her to work on movies during the day.

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Monday
Apr182011

Man Arrested for Stealing Jewelry from Jon Bon Jovi's Home

PRNewsFoto/MTV Networks International, Kevin Westenberg(ASBURY PARK, N.J.) -- He was "Wanted: Dead or Alive," but now he's in police custody.

The Asbury Park Press reports that Nicholas J. Tracy was arrested last Wednesday after being caught red-handed burglarizing a New Jersey home -- and police later charged him with pulling off another burglary at the home of Jon Bon Jovi.

According to the paper, Tracy was charged with stealing $100,000 worth of jewelry belonging to Jon's wife, Dorothea, from the couple's 15-acre New Jersey estate.  He's also been accused of pulling off several other heists in the area, stealing a total of half a million bucks' worth of jewelry.

Overall, Tracy has been charged with four counts of third-degree burglary and three counts of second-degree theft, and is currently being held on $100,000 bail.

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Wednesday
Mar232011

Lindsay Lohan Turns Down DA's Plea Deal

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan has rejected a plea deal from the Los Angeles D.A. in the case of a stolen necklace, an offer that would have put her in jail.  She now faces the possibility of going on trial, which could still land her behind bars if she's convicted.

She's reportedly said all along she didn't swipe the $2,500 chain and that she hopes a jury will believe her over the store. The store, Kamofie & Co., has come under fire for trying to profit from the case by selling the surveillance video of the alleged incident.  The next hearing is in April, when a judge will determine if there's enough evidence for Lohan to stand trial.

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Wednesday
Mar232011

Deadline Looms for Lindsay Lohan to Accept Plea Deal

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- If Lindsay Lohan is willing to accept a plea deal in her stolen necklace case, she'd better act fast.

Wednesday is the last day she can accept a plea deal, which, depending on which reports you believe, could put her anywhere between two months and six months behind bars.  If she does take the plea deal, she would plead guilty or no contest to a grand theft charge at a hearing this Friday.

Should Lohan choose to reject the plea deal, a hearing will be held on April 22, at which time a judge will determine if there's enough evidence for Lohan to stand trial.  The court would also determine whether the actress violated the terms of her probation in her 2007 DUI cases with the alleged theft.  Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz, who has been handling the case, would not preside over that hearing.

Lohan is facing allegations that she stole a $2,500 necklace from the Venice, California jewelry store Kamofie & Co in January.

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Wednesday
Mar162011

Report: Lindsay Lohan Offered 60 to 90 Days in Jail

AL SEIB/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The judge presiding over Lindsay Lohan's grand theft case has reportedly told the actress he would sentence her to 60 to 90 days in jail if she accepted a plea deal. Lohan's latest legal trouble stems from accusations she stole a necklace valued at $2,500 from a Venice, California jewelry store Jan. 22.

RadarOnline reports a source close to the situation says Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz has told the Mean Girls star she would serve the sentence in county jail.

Judge Schwartz told Lohan at a hearing last week that she has until March 23 to take a plea deal.  If she does, she would plead guilty or no contest to a grand theft charge at a March 25 hearing.

Lohan has previously indicated she will not accept a plea deal.  If she doesn't change her mind, a hearing will be held April 22, during which another judge will determine if there's enough evidence for the star to stand trial for allegedly stealing the pricey piece of jewelry.

The judge would also determine whether the alleged theft violated the terms of Lohan's probation in her 2007 DUI cases.  She could face up to three years in state prison if convicted.

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Thursday
Mar102011

Lindsay Lohan Headed to Court Thursday

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan will make an appearance in a Los Angeles court on Thursday in connection to her grand theft case, at which time she'll have to decide whether to cop a plea in her alleged theft of a $2,500 necklace last January, or take her chances with a trial.

TMZ.com reports she will likely choose the latter option.  The website also reports Lohan's lawyer and a prosecutor handling the case met Wednesday but did not come away with an agreement.  A judge told Lohan at her arraignment that if she accepts a plea deal, she will go to jail.

Entertainment Tonight has been airing footage of the surveillance video of Lohan taken at the Venice, California jewelry store Kamofie & Co. on the day of the alleged theft.  Kamofie, which reportedly received at least $40,000 for releasing the tape to the media, is now planning to sell the necklace at auction after the case is resolved, according to TMZ.com.  The proceeds from the auction would go to charity.

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Wednesday
Mar022011

Jewelry Store Video May Help Lindsay Lohan

Photo Courtesy - ABC News (LOS ANGELES) -- The surveillance camera video of Lindsay Lohan at a Venice, California jewelry store apparently shows the store's employees knew full well she walked out wearing a pricey necklace they now claim she stole.

TMZ reports the video shows Lindsay removing her own necklace to try on the new one, even asking the owner and others their opinions. There is no audio on the footage, but it reportedly shows Lohan speaking with the owners -- the $2,500 necklace still in plain sight -- before she "strolls out" of the store, TMZ reports.

If true, the video would corroborate Lohan's claims that Kamofie & Company allowed her to borrow the necklace. Lohan claims a stylist simply forgot to return it.  Lohan was charged last month with felony grand theft for stealing the jewelry. She's pleaded not guilty.

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