Sentencing delay will allow World Series ring thief from Azusa to avoid state prison

POMONA — The sentencing for an Azusa man who stole a 1988 World Series ring, along with other jewelry, from former Dodger Jimmy Campanis last year was postponed Thursday until late this year.
Frank Jose Carrillo, 40, pleaded guilty in early January to stealing the items from Campanis’ golf bag as he participated in a charity golf tournament in Chino Hills on Nov. 15 of last year.
He was expected to be sentenced to two years in state prison Thursday, but the sentencing was continued until Dec. 13, court officials said.
The delay will allow Carrillo to serve his sentence in county jail instead of state prison, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Jane Robison said.
Pomona Superior Court Commissioner Wade Olson granted Carrillo’s request to avoid state prison over the objections of the prosecution, Robison said.
Carrillo will remain in county jail until he returns to court on Dec. 13, she said, when he’s still expected to be sentenced to two years behind bars.
With credit for the time he will have already served in county jail, officials said, he will be able to serve the remainder of his sentence in a county facility after his sentencing.
Carrillo pleaded guilty Dec. 13 of last year to three counts of grand theft of personal property, two counts of second-degree commercial burglary and one count of receiving stolen property, the district attorney’s office said in a written statement.
Carrillo was arrested two days after the theft by by La Verne police, authorities said. Investigators recovered the World Series ring, as well as several Rolex watches, wallets and other items while executing a search warrant at Carrillo’s home.
Carrillo admitted stealing the items from golf bags and golf carts between June 2009 and November 2010.

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