Long Beach Man Avoids Jail Time After Breaking Into Church Twice in One Week

A 26-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday afternoon for stealing from a Long Beach church twice last month, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Filephoto Los Angeles Superior Court

File photo of Los Angeles Superior Court

Trevor Fix was sentenced to three years formal probation and ordered to perform 60 days of Caltrans service after pleading no contest to three felony counts: two counts of second-degree burglary and one count of identity theft.

Superior Court Judge Tomson Ong also ordered the Long Beach resident to spend one year in a live-in substance abuse program and pay restitution to Lakewood Village Community Church, which he was convicted of burglarizing on two separate occasions.

Prosecutors said Fix broke into the parish’s preschool and stole several electronic devices on Aug. 6 before returning to the site four days later to take cash, checks, a credit card and additional electronics.

Fix was subsequently arrested on Aug. 10 after he used the stolen credit card at a store.

He had been homeless at the time of his crimes, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reported.