Police seek owner of stolen power tools, possibly from Lincoln area

Placer County Sheriff’s deputies arrest three men
By: Jon Schultz, Journal Staff Writer
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Placer County Sheriff’s deputies arrested three men on charges related to stealing a “large amount” of equipment such as power and lawn tools, and the owners of the stolen property are being sought.

Deputies arrested Trevor E. Lewis, 20, Richard E. Burns, 34, and Mark Allen Cox, 19, at two Loomis residences on Friday morning. They are facing multiple charges including burglary, receiving stolen property and conspiracy.

Burns has been released from Placer County Jail, while Cox’s bail is set at $50,000 and Lewis’ at $125,000.

“At 4 p.m. Thursday, the burglars were attempting to steal property from in front of a home in the 7500 block of Barton Road when the homeowners saw them and called 911,” according to a Placer County Sheriff’s Office press release. “When deputies arrived, the burglars were gone, but based on a description of their vehicle and of the burglars themselves, deputies believed they knew the suspects.”

Photo line-ups were conducted and the victims recognized the suspects, police said.

The sheriff’s office asked anyone who has had these types of equipment stolen recently, most likely from the rural Lincoln/Sheridan areas, to call Sgt. Brian Whigam at (530) 889-7856.