FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Calif. Woman who Allegedly Swiped Ancient Relic Arrested

June 17, 2011  | 


Photo: Long Beach PD.

Long Beach (Calif.) Police have arrested a 41-year-old woman believed to have swiped an 800-year-old religious relic from a local church.

The relic (seen above behind glass) is a silver-and-gold-plated, Gothic-style ornament that measures about 16 inches tall and 10 inches wide at its widest point.

Officers arrested Maria Solis on Thursday, after viewing surveillance video from a nearby business and interviewing witnesses who noticed Solis acting suspiciously outside of Saint Anthony's Church, at 540 Olive Ave., on Monday, the day of the theft. The artifact was recovered.

The motive for the theft is still unknown. Solis was booked in the Long Beach PD's jail and released due to a medical condition.

By Paul Clinton

Tags: Long Beach (Calif.) PD, Investigations, Odd Crimes


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

St. Louis Board Votes to Create Police Oversight Panel
St. Louis will create a civilian oversight board to review complaints against police, the...
Video: Six Minnesota Men Charged in Anti-Terror Sweep
Six Minnesota men have been charged with terrorism in a criminal complaint unsealed Monday...
Oklahoma Reserve Deputy's Attorneys Release Training Records
The records for the reserve deputy include certificates showing what training he received,...
Milwaukee Mayor, Police Chief Blame Rise in City's Gun Violence on Concealed Carry Law
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Police Chief Edward Flynn singled out Wisconsin's 2011...
Arizona Officer Explains Why He Rammed Rifle-Toting Suspect with Patrol Car
The 34-year-old officer from the Marana Police Department ruled out shooting the suspect...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine