Pair arrested for allegedly stealing cross from Artesia cemetery
Jason Fluharty, 29, of Torrance and Jolynn Ramirez, 29, of Artesia were arrested Tuesday morning after employees at Artesia Cemetery reported finding evidence of an attempted break-in.
Deputies found the suspects, who had been caught on surveillance video, walking on Studebaker Road, near the cemetery.
After detaining them, a deputy allegedly found a wooden cross bearing a military insignia in Fluharty's backpack. Sheriff's officials said the cross had been stolen from a storage yard at the cemetery and that the suspects had also tried to burglarize the cemetery office.
The suspects were scheduled for arraignment Thursday morning.
-- Abby Sewell
Photo: A suspect is taken into custody after a cross was allegedly stolen from an Artesia cemetery. Credit: Cerritos sheriff's station via KTLA