Package Thief Caught on Video Sentenced

A 20-year-old Montebello woman caught on video stealing packages from an Alhambra porch pleaded no contest Monday to felony burglary and theft charges.

Rianna Adrienne Medina was immediately sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Cathryn Brougham also ordered Medina to complete 180 days of a live-in residential treatment program. On the afternoon of May 10, a man arrived home to find Medina approaching the front of his house and picking up two packages left near the front door.

The homeowner recorded Medina with his cellphone as he confronted her. Medina tried to convince him that her mother lived at the house and the packages were hers.

Police said when the homeowner threatened to call the police, Medina dropped the packages and ran. Two days later, Medina used someone else's identification to check into a motel in Rosemead.

She was arrested the next day by officers acting on tips, social media and "old-fashioned police work," according to the Alhambra Police Department.

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