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Lindsay Lohan jewelry theft investigation: LAPD to present evidence to prosecutors today

Authorities are moving quickly in the grand theft robbery investigation involving Lindsay Lohan, with detectives expected to present evidence to prosecutors later Wednesday afternoon, according to law-enforcement sources.

Detectives are investigating whether Lohan stole a "one-of-a-kind" necklace that went missing last month from a Venice jewelry store not far from where the actress lives, the sources told the Los Angeles Times early Wednesday.

The piece, described as a gold necklace with semiprecious stones valued at $2,500, disappeared Jan.  22. Police began investigating a few days later, the sources said.

On Tuesday, detectives obtained a search warrant for Lohan's home, they said. But before they executed the warrant, the necklace was brought to the Pacific Division police station by a Lohan associate, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the case was ongoing.

The probe is the latest problem for the actress, who is also under investigation in Riverside County for allegedly assaulting an employee at the Betty Ford Center.

Lohan spent three months at the center under orders from Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox, who spared the actress jail time in October after she tested positive for drugs. He directed her to stay at the center through January.

Fox warned Lohan that he would put her in jail for six months if she violated probation again. It was her fifth time in rehab and she had been to jail three times in connection with the case.

The employee accused Lohan of shoving her but then told investigators that she did not want to press charges. But Riverside County prosecutors said they were continuing to investigate the case. Lohan, through her attorney, has denied any wrongdoing.

If authorities conclude there is enough evidence to file a charge, Lohan likely would face a felony charge of either grand theft or second-degree commercial burglary. Those are far more serious charges than the allegations she has faced in the past.

Lohan's representatives have not returned calls seeking comment.


Lohan investigation centers on disappearance of 'one of a kind' necklace

-- Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein

Photo: Lindsay Lohan in a previous court appearance. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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If this was any of us, we'd be punished. Not so for Lohan. Just watch.

Every time I read about this lady, I feel like taking a shower. I always take for granted being drug free, brushing it off simply as "those people had a choice, they deserve it". She's most likely gonna go to jail for this for sure, there is very little option. Only way to recover is to be isolated and learn from others. I don't wish jail on anyone so I truly wish her the best.

Oh how the mighty have fallen....

What happened to this girl? She had everything and threw it away.

Just put this sad excuse for a human away already!

She has to feed that addiction. She doesn't care how she gets her drug of choice but she'll find it somehow. This is a desperate angry woman!

This necklace was on loan. What is LAPD doing in this matter? Why is it one of a kind? Who says it's $2,500? When will these thugs - including Fox (who is a threatening thug) - wise up and move onto real crime? Do they want this woman to commit suicide? A real lawyer needs to go back to the Cannes matter and ask the thug loser judge why she couldn't' attend a business event. That's what started this deranged insanity. Why didn't her lawyer clear it with the court? Grand theft? My friend, The Scientist (a famous record producer), couldn't even get LAPD to investigate his legitimate grand theft matter -totally tens of thousands of dollars. In fact, he was threatened with arrest for attempting to report it. The LA Confidential money making, get on television for free, injustice system at its lowest. Vote Fox off the bench. Understand that Cooley and his terrorists at the DA's office are a criminal enterprise. Stop making Lindsey Lohan entertainment. These thugs will do ANYTHING to get on television - and that includes forcing Lindsey Lohan to commit suicide. That's how sick these thug losers are. And, many of them are on prescription drugs. LAPD should be ashamed of itself. Go hire some anti-gang member officers and stop with the cover ups.

The necklace was returned but they searched her house anyway? Is ANYONE paying attention here?

Wow. You couldn't make this stuff up. No one would believe it.

put her under the jail if she stole the jewelry.

I love Lindsay! Let's get her a Cuban band leader husband, and let the hijinks ensue!

This girl means nothing to me.I don't understand why she is being pursecuted like she is.I think it is time to stop the Media exposure of this girl.Why can't she live a normal life??Turn off the hounds for gods sake.

She is doing a commendable job of dealing with addiction . Itf you haven't been there, don't make a judgement. I have, and I pray for her!

How many times is this person going to get away with not following the rules of society and the law. This is the second time she has swiped something that did not belong to her. Remember a few years back when she stole an $11K fur coat from another girl at a club in New York. Time for some real jail time for a change. To the LA prosecutor, get some guts and indite her. She is a menace to society.

Lindsay is drop dead gorgeous.

I think she is being set up. Someone close to her stole it and put it in her house. If she did it then she is looking at least one year in prison.

What a sad state of affairs. She needs help- not distain- not more press. Maybe in the end she will just be a "taker"- Does that mean people stop helping? That is sadder still. This poor soul is a reflection of not only something gone really bad but of those that enjoy publishing it and those that read/look and place themselves well above it all.

Well, if the impossible happens and the judge decides to make her responsible for the theft, I know the perfect punishment. Make her move in with Octomom for 5 years. That should really scare her straight!

oh, and Tsiu Marpo; the police have every right to search her home even though the necklace was returned. She is under investigation and as a condition of her probation she must allow the Police to search her residence.

I'm waiting for her price to drop to $30.

Lindsay Lohan Before is a good model for the teens! but now I don't know if still she. Lindsay Lohan's movie and music are still on me...Her musics and movies are still my Inspiration for everything.It push me up when Im facing trials! But now I don't care what you say about Lindsay Lohan.La Lohan still La Lohan for me.You took her INNOCENCE, She still a MEAN GIRL for me.


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