Three Suspects Arrested After Village Jewelry Store Fraud

Glendora Police officers have a fraud suspect detained in the 300 block of West Foothill Boulevard. Photo by Zak Bushey.

Two men and one woman ran from a Village Jewelry store on foot after police were called during a fraud in progress Tuesday, police said.

One of the suspects attempted to make a purchase at Desire Jewelry, 155 N. Glendora Ave., using a stolen credit card. The suspects fled in different directions, leading to a search by officers, said Lt. Scott Strong of Glendora Police.

Police responded to the call at 11:42 a.m.

Officers searched the suspects, eventually finding drugs and identity theft information, such as stolen bank account numbers, Strong said.

Steven Lewison, from Covina, was found in the 300 block of West Foothill Boulevard hiding in an auto repair shop bathroom. The 21-year-old was booked on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy to commit a crime, bringing a controlled substance into a jail, obstructing an officer, theft, driving without a license and possessing controlled substance paraphernalia.

Sarah Lewison, 20, from Covina, was found in the 100 block of South Glendora Avenue and was booked on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy to commit a crime obstructing an officer and appropriation of lost property.

Also arrested was 24-year-old Dennis Day, from El Monte. He was found in the 300 block of West Ada Avenue and was booked on suspicion of  burglary, identity theft, conspiracy to commit a crime, receiving known stolen property, credit and debit card fraud, obstructing an officer, possessing a controlled substance without a prescription, possessing burglary tool and shoplifting.

Both Lewisons are being held in lieu of $35,000 bail, while Day is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

All three are scheduled for an appearance in the West Covina Courthouse February 4.

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