Suspected Bubba’s Bagels burglar found in homeless camp, arrested
November 30, 2016
A man accused of burglarizing a bagel shop and taking hundreds of dollars was found hours later in a homeless camp and is now being held in the Nevada County Jail, authorities said.
Jose Eduardo Hernandez Reyes, 34, faces charges of second-degree burglary, possession of a controlled substance, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and a previous, unrelated misdemeanor accusation, jail reports state.
Arrested late Tuesday, Reyes remained in jail Wednesday afternoon under $50,000 in bond, reports state.
A reported 4 a.m. Tuesday burglary at Bubba’s Bagels, 1943 Nevada City Highway, led officers to Reyes, Grass Valley Police Lt. Joe Matteoni said. Officers responding to the burglary learned that an employee found the back door forced open, he added.
“Several hundred dollars had been stolen from the cash register,” Matteoni said.
Police viewed surveillance video and identified Reyes as a suspect. Around 9 p.m. Tuesday they spotted Reyes at a homeless camp behind the Nevada City Highway Flyers gas station, a short distance from the bagel shop, the lieutenant said.
“They noted he was wearing similar clothing in the video,” Matteoni said.
Officers arrested Reyes and found suspected methamphetamine and a glass pipe on him, he added.
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