San Gabriel man admits theft from Covina cemetery

WEST COVINA – A San Gabriel man will be serving the next two years behind bars for stealing from a parked car while a mourner visited a grave, officials said Wednesday.
Shiara Davila-Morales, spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office, said Tommy James Lopez pleaded no contest on Tuesday to one count of petty theft with three prior convictions and was sentenced to two years in prison. He will serve the sentence in county jail.
Lopez, 34, was also given credit for nine days and ordered to give a DNA sample.
Davila-Morales said the judge dismissed the other charges of receiving stolen property and a misdemeanor count of damaging or taking part of a vehicle.
Lopez was arrested Dec. 22 when someone saw him stealing items from an unlocked car at Forest Lawn Memorial Park & Mortuary, 21300 East Via Verde Street in the unincorporated county area near Covina.
- Ruby Gonzales
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