Merrick Native Lohan Pleads Not Guilty To Grand Theft

NEW YORK — (CBSNewYork/AP)–Long Island’s own Lindsay Lohan is in trouble with the law… again.

Lohan pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony grand theft of a $2,500 necklace. She is due back in court on Feb. 23.

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The 24-year-old actress arrived at Los Angeles Superior court shortly after 4 p.m. for her arraignment. She was wearing a tight white dress and looked like she was walking the red carpet as opposed to heading into court, according to 1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan. 

1010 WINS Reporter Terry Sheridan on Lindsay Lohan’s court appearance and the judge’s tongue-lashing.

She entered the plea through her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley after a judge scolded her about following the law.

“Look around this room,” Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz told Lohan. “Everybody else has to follow the law. You’re no different than anyone else. So please, don’t push your luck.”

Schwartz set bail at $40,000 and revoked her probation saying it appeared Lohan had violated her probation in a 2007 drunken driving case, and warned that if she violated the law while free on bail he would have her arrested and held.

Lohan spoke little during the hearing except to acknowledge her name and that she understood the charge and the possible consequences.

According to several online reports, Lohan prepared for today’s court hearing by getting her hair done in an LA salon on Tuesday.

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The charge is the latest legal problem for the starlet, who remains on probation for a 2007 drunken driving case.

Police began investigating Lohan for the theft after a store in the beachside community of Venice reported it missing on Jan. 22 — only weeks after she was out of rehab.

According to a report Wednesday, the DA’s office “heavily considered three incidents where Lindsay allegedly pilfered expensive items” in the past.

Lohan is suspected of taking a $400,000 necklace in 2009 from a magazine photo shoot, a $12,000 mink coat in 2008 from a New York nightclub and a $35,000 Rolex from a “friend” in 2010, TMZ reported.

In December, Lohan was under investigation for an alleged misdemeanor battery against a female staffer at the Betty Ford Clinic where the actress was receiving treatment. Lohan’s stint at Betty Ford is her fifth stay in rehab and her second in 2010. Prosecutors in Riverside County are considering whether to charge the actress with battery in the incident.

The worker was fired after giving an on-camera interview to TMZ, but district attorney’s spokesman John Hall has said the allegation against Lohan was under review.

The threat of incarceration has hung over Lohan since May, when a judge handling her DUI case determined she violated her probation by missing weekly alcohol education classes.

Her three stints in jail in the past three years have all been shortened by overcrowding and the fact that she could not be held without bail on a misdemeanor.

1010 WINS Reporter Terry Sheridan spoke with New Yorkers who are tired of Lindsay’s antics in the news

Should Lohan go back to jail? Should she be ordered to undergo treatment? Comment below!

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  • Wyneta

    When she goes to jail this time put her in the general population and not a secure private cell she should see what prison is really like if that doesn’t smarten her up nothing ever will!!!!

  • Sarah

    This is what she chose to wear to court. Great impression!

  • Mr. Armenia

    Ms. Lohan is being wrongfully charged in the case because she is a celebrity. Why wasn’t the owner investigated?

    It seems like this company wants their 15 minutes of fame.

    • Sarah

      Ok, so you know this how? I mean, it isn’t like this idiot doesn’t have prior criminal behavior on record and that her word is worth Rosie O’Donnel’s weight in gold. The owner did nothing wrong; why would they be investigated?

  • PB

    Through the girl in jail for 6 months, that will sober her up and straighten her out, and if it doesn’t she’ll either in up in jail agian or dead like other actors who have over done it. Then we can listen to Dina Lohan say how her daughter was so misunderstood…..LOL

  • mark

    The whole story doesn’t sound true.

    The salesgirl lets her try it on and doesn’t do anything when she walks out with it. Sounds a little fishy to me.

    • sk

      how do you know that? where is there proof taht the saleswoman gave teh jewlry to Lohan? we didn’t watch lindsay steal the items either, but you canm’t just bring up points that you have no idea about! Treat her just like anyoen else woulkd be charged with shoplifting! She shoulkd not get suuport just becasue she is a celebrity!

  • Paul Polar

    I hope she is proven innocent! no jail!

  • Ellen

    First of all people will be getting sick and tired of hearing about Lindsay’s problems in life, second she should be put in jail just to get her life straighten out, and third, Lindsay’s should get rid of that entitlement attitude she has in life, or else she will be yet another has been.

  • Val

    She definitely needs to go to jail and be kept there for a while. And receive drug and alcohol counseling too. She is wasting her life away and it’s pathetic.

  • Tommy

    At least she’s hot

    • argyle

      Great side boobage :P

  • notafan

    No one wants her for movies anymore, gotta keep her name in the news somehow. This girl needs serious help. She gets let off every time.

    • sk

      thats the problem with young hollywood stars! they don’t make there fame in movies/TV anymore. so they need to fing ways to get their names mentioned in the media! lets face it! has lindasy been in any big hits lately? Has he made it any awards? no! Liundsay has been looking for trouble for months now! Look at her face in court. She looks like she couldn’t care less taht she is being chraged. she is either waiting to get aquitted … Again! or go to jail and become more famous. Stars love all this attention! I also don’t understand why the childhood stars parents are allowing their children to go down a terrible path!

  • Seymour Brains

    Off with her head ……… if she actually has one.

  • EASY

    She need to be put in jail, if it was a bl— girl who got caught on camera taking something, they wouldn’t even allow her bail while on probation. So Ms LIndsay isn’t better then no one else, actually jail will help that NUT.

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  • SlamTheDoor

    Lock the junkie up!!

  • Abe Benesch

    This broad needs to serve some hard time.

  • Dina Lohan, Aged Skank

    Thank gaw-ud my li’l treasure has made the news again! Isn’t she wonderful?
    Aren’t I wonderful, too?

  • danielle376

    If that were any one else, they would be under the jail. Enough already. Put her behind bars

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