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Placer County deputies arrest six in two Monday home burglaries

Three-person teams were apprehended in Meadow Vista and Applegate
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Placer County Sheriff’s deputies had a busy Monday as they stopped two separate home burglaries in the Meadow Vista and Applegate areas that resulted in six arrests.

At 8:50 a.m. Monday, the sheriff’s office received a call from the owner of an unoccupied home on Clipper Gap Road in Applegate that three unauthorized people were on the property. Deputies arrived on scene and witnessed a trailer in front of the residence, which was filled with property taken from the home, according to a news release from the PCSO issued Tuesday.

As law enforcement arrived on scene the three suspects were allegedly breaking out the home’s windows and two sliding-glass doors with a golf club, the sheriff’s office reported. Damage to the windows and doors was estimated at $4,000.

Deputies arrested Zachary Forest Lackett, 20, of North Highlands, Christopher Elliott Walker, 18, of Sacramento and Zeth Andrew Stuart, 23, also of North Highlands.

All three were charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit a crime, and vandalism. They were booked at the Placer County Jail. Lackett is still in custody with bail set at $10,000. 

In a separate incident, at 3:10 p.m. Monday, a deputy was patrolling past an unoccupied home that had recently been broken into on the 17000 block of Placer Hills Road. Upon arrival, the deputy spotted a car backed up into the home’s driveway and the suspects were allegedly loading items into the vehicle.

All three suspects were arrested on charges of burglary and conspiracy. Arrested were: Theresa Lynette Schnackel, 45, of Rio Linda, Dennis Dorman, 45, of North Highlands and Kristen Karen Jacobs, 31, also of North Highlands.

Schnackel was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, concentrated cannabis and paraphernalia. She was also charged with violating probation.

Dorman was additionally charged with possessing methamphetamine and paraphernalia. Jacobs was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance. All three were booked at the Placer County Jail. All three are still in custody with Schnackel’s bail set at $60,000, Dorman’s at $55,000 and Jacobs’ at $11,500.

~ Staff report