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USC Sigma Nu Fraternity Members Arrested On Suspicion Of Theft

Olivia Niland |
October 8, 2014 | 7:02 p.m. PDT

Web Producer

Five Sigma Nu fraternity members are facing criminal charges (USC Sigma Nu/Neon Tommy)
Five Sigma Nu fraternity members are facing criminal charges (USC Sigma Nu/Neon Tommy)
All five USC Sigma Nu fraternity members arrested on suspicion of theft Wednesday morning are out on bail tonight, according to police.

"They have all bonded out," said Alhambra Police Sgt. Eddie Elizalde. "But they still have a court date and proceedings that they have to go through." 

Officers were called to the 300 block of South Almansor Street in Alhambra just after 1 a.m. Wednesday after residents reported seeing four men in a pickup truck running in and out of backyards. 

When police pulled over the truck, they found plants, yard decorations including a cat and Buddha statue, knives and pruning shears inside. 

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The five men arrested on suspicion of grand theft and conspiracy to commit grand theft were identified by police as Dylan Walter, 19, Miles Horton, 18, Graham Vines, 18, Darshan Patel, 18, and Eyobed Mesfun, 19. 

The students told police that the plants and decorations were to be used at an upcoming fraternity party, which the suspects' Facebook pages suggest is the Sigma Nu "Rumble" party scheduled for Oct. 11. 

All five suspects are Sigma Nu pledges and had allegedly been instructed to steal the items by older fraternity members, according to a Sigma Nu member who did not want to be identified. 

Sigma Nu leadership did not respond to requests for comment. 

This story is still developing. Check back with Neon Tommy for additional information. 

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