Two charged with stealing from Artesia Cemetery

DOWNEY - The Downey Police Department will conduct a DUI/driver's license CERRITOS - Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies arrested two men suspected of stealing from the Artesia Cemetery in Cerritos.Cemetery employees called the Sheriff's Department after finding evidence of an attempted break-in Tuesday morning between 3-3:30 a.m. The attempted break-in was captured on surveillance footage. While deputies were on the scene collecting information, an employee said he recognized the suspects and saw then near the rear fence of the property. A deputy drove to the rear of the cemetery and found 29-year-old Torrance resident Jason Fluharty and 29-year-old Jolynn Ramirez, of Artesia, walking on Studebaker Road. Deputies recovered a wooden cross bearing military insignia from Fluharty's backpack. Both suspects were arrested for attempting to burglarize the cemetary office and for stealing the cross from a cemetery storage yard.

********** Published: December 29, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 37