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Lindsay Lohan sought for LAPD questioning in theft of watches

August 28, 2012 |  9:23 am

Actress Lindsay Lohan leaves the Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles after a progress report hearing in March.

Los Angeles police are expected to present a watch theft case involving actress Lindsay Lohan to prosecutors on Tuesday to determine whether there is enough evidence to file criminal charges, law enforcement sources said.

LAPD detectives are seeking to talk with Lohan after several watches were reported stolen from a home earlier this month, the sources said. It's unclear what role Lohan may have played in the case. The alleged theft occurred at the home of one of Lohan's friends.

The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case was ongoing, said the owner of the watches is not cooperating with investigators, making the inquiry more difficult.

The incident comes as Lohan is trying to put her much-chronicled legal troubles behind her and resume her acting career.

She was on probation for a 2007 conviction for driving under the influence. Since then she has also been convicted of shoplifting and was on probation for that offense as well.

Lohan was sent to jail several times for violating the terms of her probation. But she hewed to a strict regimen of counseling and community service at the county morgue. In March, a judge ended her probation in the DUI case and reduced the shoplifting probation to unsupervised status.

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Photo: Actress Lindsay Lohan leaves the Airport Courthouse in Los Angeles after a hearing in March. Credit: Christina House / For The Times

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