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August 14, 2013
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Duo arrested in connection with burglary


A man and woman — both of whom reportedly were on post-release community supervision and who had warrants for their arrests — were in custody in county jail after allegedly being found with stolen property.

A Nevada County Sheriff’s deputy was patrolling on Greenhorn Road at about 11:20 a.m. Tuesday and spotted a white car stopped in the middle of the road, said Sheriff Keith Royal.

A woman was reportedly standing at the driver’s side window, possibly engaged in a hand-to-hand drug transaction. She then got into a mini-van and drove away in the opposite direction, Royal said.

The deputy opted to follow her and pulled her over, Royal said.

The woman was “argumentative” and “hyperactive,” Royal said, as was her male passenger, leading the deputy to determine both were under the influence of a controlled substance.

She reportedly denied having been involved in a drug transaction and told the deputy an elderly woman had stopped to give her $20 for gas, displaying the bill.

The couple denied any warrant or criminal issues, Royal said. The man initially reportedly gave a false name but could not provide his date of birth.

He eventually identified himself as Frankie Lee Hughes, 18, of Yuba City, and said he was on supervision out of Yuba County and had an active warrant.

The woman identified herself as Angela Jasmine Pineda, 31, of Citrus Heights, and reportedly said she was on supervision in Sacramento County.

A search of the vehicle allegedly uncovered two backpacks and a laptop bag containing an XBox and three controllers, a Nintendo Gameboy, school supplies, and two laptop computers, a purse and checkbook, and a chest of jewelry.

Those items were later linked to a residential burglary on Lost Lake Road after a pay stub belonging to the victim was located.

During a search of Pineda, a knife was found on her person, Royal said. A small dagger reportedly was found in her bra during booking.

She was booked into county jail on suspicion of first-degree burglary of an inhabited dwelling, criminal conspiracy, being in possession of stolen property, possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed weapon, and violating post-release community supervision.

It was not clear why she was booked on drug charges. She was being held in lieu of $51,000 bail.

Hughes was booked on suspicion of first-degree burglary of an inhabited dwelling, criminal conspiracy, being in possession of stolen property, possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. He was being held in lieu of $51,000 bail.

To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email lkellar@theunion.com or call 530-477-4229.


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