Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sheriff Dept press release re:juvenile arrested for burglary

Juvenile arrested for Hemptation Burglary

Calaveras County Sheriff's Office Investigators arrested a 16 year old juvenile male from San Andreas for burglary and possession of stolen property.

On 6-2-12 at about 7:05am, the Sheriff's Office took a burglary report at 148 E. St Charles Street, a business known as Hemptation, after a passerby noticed the front window was broken out and employees found items missing. On 6-10-12 at about 11:30pm, a Calaveras County Sheriff's Deputy patrolling the area noticed that another window on the front of the business had been shattered within the last 5-10 minutes. Deputies responded to the area along with the assistance of an Angels Camp Police Officer and K-9 unit attempting to locate suspects with negative results. Upon arrival of store employees, it was discovered that numerous items were stolen from inside the store.

Investigators conducted follow-up on this case including numerous anonymous tips regarding who committed the burglaries. A 16 year old male juvenile from San Andreas was arrested after Investigators located items that were positively identified as stolen during the second burglary.

This is still an active investigation with follow-up being done to identify possible accomplices. If you have any leads or information regarding this case you can call the Sheriff's Office at (209)754-6500 or our anonymous tip line (209) 754-6030.