Attic prowler arrested in Grass Valley |

Attic prowler arrested in Grass Valley

Christopher Rosacker
Staff Writer

A Nevada City man is no longer in custody after he was pulled by police from beneath the deck of a Grass Valley inn after one of its owners heard him prowling around in the attic, according to the Grass Valley Police Department.

Cameron Shannon, 28, was no longer in custody at the Nevada County jail as of Tuesday afternoon, where he had been held on a felony charge of second-degree burglary and two misdemeanor charges of prowling and obstructing justice, according to the Nevada County Sheriff's website and a GVPD official.

Shannon was arrested Sunday evening on the 800 block of East Main Street, after the owner of the Sierra Mountain Inn reported an intruder, said Sgt. Joe Matteoni with the GVPD.

"A resident reported an unwanted subject in the attic," Matteoni said.

"I don't know what he was doing," said owner Phillip Green. "He broke into the attic when my wife was all alone."

But when officers arrived shortly thereafter, the intruder was no longer in the attic, Matteoni said.

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However, as responding officers searched the premises, they located Shannon crawling out from under a deck with some stolen items in his pockets, Matteoni said.

"They were probably looking for something to take, but the attic area is completely empty," Green said. "There is nothing in there."

Upon his arrest, Shannon did not provide a name to officers until the following day, when GVPD deduced his name and confronted him, Matteoni said.

Shannon, who listed his occupation as a caregiver, was assigned a $51,500 bail for his charges, according to the sheriff's booking logs.

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

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