Two former Dodger Stadium security guards and a third male suspect pleaded not guilty to stealing and selling merchandise, officials said. Juan DeDios Prada, 57, of Palmdale, Fernando Sierra, 61, of Lancaster, and Jesse Luis Dagnesses, 49, of Huntington Park, each face one felony count of conspiracy to commit burglary.
On January 5, 2017, Prada and Sierra were ordered to stand trial for conspiracy to commit burglary and one count of second-degree commercial burglary. Dagnesses also, in addition to the above-mentioned charge faces one felony count of receiving stolen property exceeding $950 in value, baseballs and baseball jerseys.
District Attorney’s officials said that Prada and Sierra both worked as security guards at Dodger Stadium when they allegedly conspired with Dagnesses to steal baseball equipment and merchandise in order to sell them online. Prada and Sierra, while wearing masks, gloves, and headlamps to enter a locked equipment room to steal over $3400 in equipment between January 2013 to February 2016.
All three are scheduled to return to the Foltz Criminal Justice Center on February 2016, for a pretrial hearing. If convicted as charged, District Attorney officials said that Prada and Sierra will face over three years in jail and Dagnesses faces over four years.
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