Jeffry Paul Quinton, Veteran LAPD Cop and Security Guard, Cops to Surf and Sand Thefts

Categories: Court, Crime-iny
A veteran Los Angeles Police Department officer who moonlighted as a Surf and Sand security guard was sentenced today to jail and probation after copping to repeatedly stealing cash from the tony Laguna Beach resort.

Through a court deal, Jeffry Paul Quinton, pleaded guilty to two felonies and Judge Robert R. Fitzgerald sentenced the Anaheim Hills 47-year-old to 120 days behind bars and three years probation.

Prosecutors thought Quinton should remain in custody for a year, according to a statement from the Orange County District Attorney's office. The maximum penalty for the felonies the cop pleaded guilty to--grand theft and commercial burglary--is more than three years in prison.

On Oct. 17, 2011, staff at the Surf and Sand, where rooms can go for more than $500 a night, recovered $2,000 from a hotel room, secured the money in a hotel safe and detailed the discovery on the resort's online "lost and found" logging system. Quinton had access to that electronic system, and the next day he changed the log to indicate the "$2,000" was instead a "gold watch," that it was recovered from a different room number and that the watch had been returned to its owner. He then stole $960 out of the safe.

The cop was not done giving himself unauthorized bonuses. On Dec. 26, 2011, he used tape to cover the surveillance camera lens in the security office for several minutes as he stole $680 out of a safe deposit box there. Then, this past Jan. 24, Quinton disappeared from his shift for more than an hour as he ferried $290 in stolen bedding from a locked hotel storage room to his car.

The Laguna Beach Police Department investigated the final theft, reviewing surveillance video to discover the crime. Further probing uncovered the other thefts. A 21-year LAPD veteran, Quinton's been on paid administrative leave since his arrest.

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This same disgusting thievery of lost & unclaimed property is commonplace at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC. The pubic must be aware of the crimes that are being committed against them when their lost property is stolen from the PABT's Lost & Found Dept. by Port Authority Bus Terminal Supervisors. Google  “Donna Lebourne abc news." & watch the video, or click on the link below.

If you lost an item at the PABT & it was returned to you, put in a theft report with the PAPD to get your lost item replaced because most likely your item was stolen by PABT management. 

It would be nice to see the Port Authority aggressively go after the criminals and their enablers that they employ who engage in these same disgraceful crimes and even worse criminal acts, i.e. the unconscionable and highly illegally procedure of throwing lost passports found at the PABT in the garbage in this age of global terrorism and rampant idenity theft. Google “found, stolen, trashed by PA.” See the link below.

No one should be above the law no matter who they work for.

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