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December 14, 2012
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Thieves nab holiday decorations from Grass Valley yard

A group of what was described as high school-aged teens allegedly stole a Grass Valley man’s Christmas decorations are more than likely not on Kris Kringle’s nice list.

Charles Williams’ illuminating lawn decorations were nabbed from his yard at approximately 9 p.m. on the 600 block of South Auburn Street.

“I deck it out every year,” Williams said of his yard,
which was featured in The Union’s holiday decoration listing last year.

Every car that drives by stops,” Williams said. “but then I heard giggling.”

Williams chased two teens, candy canes in tow, into a pearl white Chrysler 300 series with chrome wheels but no tinted windows, he said.

Williams believes one or two other teens were in the vehicle waiting for their friends.

“I’m thinking they were high school kids,” Williams said.

They drove off and Williams said he gave chase, following them down South Auburn Street, up Highway 49 and onto the McKnight Way exit, where they got away.

“Somebody saw us racing around,” Williams said.

“I want to see if anybody can come forward and help.”

The candy canes the teens made off had belonged Williams’ father, which he bought while raising Williams in Grass Valley. They illuminate and are about four feet tall.

“They are from childhood,” Williams said. “They mean a lot to me.”

To contact Staff Writer Christopher Rosacker, email or call (530) 477-4236.

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The Union Updated Dec 14, 2012 06:44AM Published Dec 17, 2012 08:08AM Copyright 2012 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.