Do you remember the post of the couple who were stealing Dudleyas at Garrapata State Beach which included a photo of the couple? Jade is the person who saw something weird, stopped, spoke with them, took the photos and then contacted law enforcement. Good job, Jade! They were tracked down by Fish & Game to Palmdale and arrested and sentenced in Salinas yesterday.
From the Salinas Californian – “No other plant is more popular than succulents — for the moment.
A Los Angeles area couple took advantage of that when they nabbed 600 of them.
The Southern California duo pleaded no contest to charges that they stole around 600 succulents from a Monterey County park. The plant is unique to the California coast and is prized in Asia.
Guanrong Rivera, of Palmdale, entered her plea to felony theft and vandalism charges Thursday in Monterey County Superior Court.
Her husband, Jose Luis Rivera, pleaded no contest earlier this month to misdemeanor destruction of succulents.
“I think this is the first of its kind in Monterey County,” said Justin Lee, deputy district attorney for Monterey County.” For the rest of the article, see here: