Tuesday, April 17, 2018

True Value burglars caught

   On April 16, 2018 the Calaveras Sheriff was called to a report of a commercial burglary at the True Value store on Spangler Lane in Copperopolis.

   In reviewing video surveillance, deputies saw that at approximately 3:15 AM a black Jeep Cherokee with no license plates smashed into the glass door of the business.

   Two occupants of the vehicle then entered the store an stole various Stihl products including chain saws, rototiller, and a cement saw.

   The subjects then fled the area. Calaveras deputies shared a Be-On-The-Lookout alert to surrounding agencies for the suspects.

   The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office notified Calaveras deputies of a vehicle pursuit that happened around the same time frame with a suspect vehicle matching the Copperopolis burglary burglary vehicle description.

   Calaveras deputies were told that the CHP initiated a traffic stop on a black Jeep with no license plates in Tuolumne County around 3:30 AM.

   The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office assisted with the pursuit which ended around Rock River Road in Tuolumne County, the occupants fleeing on foot.

   Recovered inside the Jeep were brand new Stihl products matching the exact description of what was stolen in Copperopolis.

   Tuolumne County Sheriff then responded to a report of a homeowner in the area holding two suspects at gun point who had broken into and were hiding inside his garage.

   The two suspects were identified at Kenneth Carnes (39) and Matt Ayers (31) and both were arrested wearing clothing that matched the description of the Copperopolis burglary suspects.

  Calaveras County detectives are working with Tuolumne County in conducting a follow-up for the Copperopolis True Value robbery.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just recently the store changed to an Ace Hardware