UCLA players arrested for purse theft

LOS ANGELES -- University police say three incoming UCLA football players arrested last week face felony theft charges for allegedly stealing a student's purse.

Sgt. Paul Stewart said Sunday the victim called police to the dining area of the Hedrick Hall dormitory, where she found her bag missing from a storage locker Wednesday. After an investigation, three 18-year-old freshmen enrolled in the school's summer session were taken into custody.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department records show Joshua Shirley, Shaquille Richardson and Paul Richardson were booked at a county jail and released early Thursday morning.

Paul Richardson and Shaquille Richardson were released on $20,000 bail, and Shirley was released without bail.