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Woman suspected of stealing $45,000 worth of clothing

Published: Monday, April 22, 2013 at 3:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, April 22, 2013 at 9:33 p.m.

A transient woman suspected of stealing more than $45,000 of vintage and high-end clothing and breaking into a church was charged Monday with burglary and possessing stolen property, authorities said.

Harmony Love Bolt, 42, came under suspicion Thursday after she was spotted by staff at Trinity Episcopal Church, Sonoma Police Chief Bret Sackett said.

Someone had broken into the church bathrooms, leaving behind a large amount of used clothing, some with price tags still attached and, elsewhere on the property, a bicycle, wheeled basket and several storage bins, police said.

A staff member spotted Bolt on the property, took her photograph and called police, Sackett said. In the picture, Bolt was wearing a fur coat that had been reported stolen from a home a block away, according to Sackett.

The coat and several thousand dollars of antique, vintage and high-end clothing was reported stolen from a garage on the 200-block of East Spain Street, Sackett said.

Officers recognized Bolt, who has been living in the Boyes Hot Springs area, from the photo and arrested her Friday, Sackett said. Officers found the stolen clothing in Bolt's trailer parked on Sierra Drive, Sackett said.

They also found about $400 of furniture and household goods reported stolen from another home on the 200-block of East Napa Street, Sackett said.

All the property has been returned to the owners.

Bolt was being held Monday on $65,000 bail at the Sonoma County Jail.

—Julie Johnson

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