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Crime In Your Community: Placer burglary interrupted; Donation box burglary at Taco Bell; More

By: Gus Thomson, Reporter/Columnist
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Information comes from Placer County Sheriff’s Office reports. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty. Charges can be amended or dismissed.

 

Aug. 18

Deputies answered a trespassing call at Anytime Fitness, 12130 New Airport Road in North Auburn. Arrested at 10:16 p.m. was Randa Sue Martin, 32, of Auburn. After a warrant search, drug paraphernalia and small plastic bags of meth were found, leading to a jail booking on related drug charges.

Aug. 13

Bianca Garcia-Colin,23, of Lincoln was arrested near the Mount Vernon-Joeger crossroads in rural Auburn on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a handgun and possession of meth. A .40 caliber handgun was found under the driver’s seat with 27 live rounds of ammunition in a search that followed a vehicle stop for an expired registration.

Earl Johnson, a 48-year-old transient, was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication. The arrest was made at 3:30 a.m. in the 11700-block Willow Creek Drive in North Auburn.

Matthew Robert Watts, 34, of Grass Valley was arrested on suspicion of providing false ID to a deputy. The arrest took place after a vehicle stop at Placer Corporation Yard and Technology Way in the unincorporated Rocklin area.

Aug. 12

A burglary was interrupted in progress by a visitor at a 7100-block Callison Road home in Penryn. The intruder escaped with $800 in stolen property. The man who escaped had heavily tattooed neck and arms. The vehicle he drove away in was a 1990s to early 2000s sedan with faded brown-gold paint.

Aug. 11

Libby Ann Marr, 66, of Colfax was arrested and released on a promise to appear in court on a shoplifting charge. The suspect is alleged by store employees to have left the North Auburn Target without paying for $75.78 in merchandise.

A mailbox cluster, sidewalk and “no trespassing” sign were vandalized with spray paint near Sherwood Way and River Woods Drive in North Auburn.

Stephen Wayne Jackson, a 31-year-old transient, was arrested in the 2500-block of North Auburn’s Bell Road on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Aug. 10

Lewis Dean Mersea, 34, of Loomis was arrested at Thunder Valley Casino in the unincorporated Lincoln area on suspicion of possession of seven counterfeit $50 bills.

Cory Ray Moore, a 29-year-old transient, was arrested at the corner of Roseville’s Auburn Boulevard and Whyte Avenue on suspicion of possession of meth and drug paraphernalia.

Sara Michelle Jones, 33, of North Auburn was arrested on suspicion of heroin possession and being under the influence of an opiate. The arrest took place at the Colfax Taco Bell, 555 South Auburn St. The arrest followed a report of a woman refusing to leave the Taco Bell restroom.

The Placer Learning Center, in the 5400-block of Granite Bay’s Eureka Road, was the victim of an attempted break-in.

Tsing Tao Chinese Food, 8675 Auburn Folsom Road in Granite Bay, had its

door pried open and $410 in property stolen.

Aug. 9

The front-door glass at the Bowman Taco Bell, 1895 Auburn Ravine Road, was shattered in a break-in. The Boys and Girls Club donation box, with an estimated $100 or less in it, was taken. The theft took place just before 5 a.m.

Aug. 6

A car drove away with the nozzle still attached to the gas tank of a vehicle at the 76 station, 3960 Grass Valley Highway, in North Auburn. Damage was $350.

Aug. 4

Ejshaun Mcdaniel, a 25-year-old Sacramento man, was arrested at 2:11 a.m. on suspicion of stealing a suitcase and two wallets valued at a total of $283 from the Thunder Valley Casino gift shop in rural Lincoln.

Aug. 3

A 6900-block Sandy Creek Court resident in Granite Bay reported that a cache of collector coins valued at $23,000 had been stolen some time between December 2016, when he moved into the home, and Aug. 3, when he discovered the loss.

Jonathan Kary League, 38, of Colfax was arrested on suspicion of stealing identification information to make unauthorized purchases.

Aug. 2

Danny Lee Presley, a 21-year-old Auburn transient, was arrested on suspicion of possession of meth and heroin for sale. The arrest took place at North Auburn’s Regional Park.

Information comes from Placer County Sheriff’s Office reports. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty. Charges can be amended or dismissed.