Arrest made in connection with vehicle break-in
December 24, 2013
Grass Valley Police officers helping the county in a probation search ended up arresting a man after they reportedly found him with stolen property and with a kit used for making hash oil.
Officers were at a residence in the 18000 block of McCourtney Road, making an unrelated arrest, said Grass Valley Police Sgt. Joe Matteoni.
They reportedly located marijuana, chemicals and other items used for the manufacture of hash oil.
They also recovered items that have been linked to a reported break-in of a vehicle on Nov. 23, including ID and credit cards belonging to the victim, Matteoni said.
The female victim reported that her vehicle, which was located at the end of Buckeye Road at the Greenhorn basin, appeared to have been beaten with a baseball bat.
According to Nevada County Sheriff's Lt. Steve Tripp, she said that her purse was missing, as were her sunglasses, student ID, driver's license and a $20 bill.
Devin Matthew Thomas, 18, was arrested on suspicion of manufacturing a controlled substance, possessing stolen property and appropriating stolen property. He was being held in county jail in lieu of $35,750 bail.
— The Union staff