Burglary suspect arrested at cemetary

RANCHO PALOS VERDES - A 21-year-old Redondo Beach resident was arrested Oct. 19 for attempting to steal personal items belonging to deceased persons from Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.A witness notified Lomita Sheriff's Station deputies upon seeing James Haggstrom attempting to open a glass niche in the Pacifica North Court Mausoleum. When sheriff's deputies arrived, they saw Haggstrom crouching down near a glass niche and detained him. He was arrested for burglary. At the time of his arrest, Haggstrom was in possession of property believed to belong to deceased people within the mausoleum, as well as burglary tools, authorities said. Haggstrom is currently on probation for burglary.

********** Published: October 27, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 28