Three arrested, one being sought in connection with Lake Wildwood burglaries |

Three arrested, one being sought in connection with Lake Wildwood burglaries

Three Lake Wildwood residents were arrested, and another was being sought, in connection with a string of burglaries in the gated subdivision.

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office had received information about several burglaries and had gotten a description of a vehicle and a suspect in those break-ins, said Lt. Bill Smethers.

On Monday, a sheriff’s deputy on patrol saw the vehicle, which was being driven by Jody Anne McCann, 45, Smethers said. The deputy stopped the vehicle and the passenger, Cody Ray Cook, 23, reportedly exited the vehicle and began walking toward the deputy, then fled.

A foot pursuit ensued, but Cook was able to evade the deputy and could not be located, Smethers said.

More information was developed and search warrants were served Wednesday at two residences, one in the 11000 block of Lake Wildwood Drive, and the other in the 14000 block of Sun Forest Drive.

Stolen property was located at both residences, Smethers said.

At the Sun Forest Drive location, deputies arrested Jody McCann on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance; she was booked into county jail and released on $1,000 bail.

Tanner J. Edward McCann, 23, was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of stolen property, being under the influence of a controlled substance, and possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. He was being held in lieu of $12,000 bail.

Zack Uriah Moore, 51, was charged with violating probation, due to reportedly being under the influence of a controlled substance. He was booked and released on $750 bail.

Cook was not located at either of those residence or during a probation search at his own residence on Shelter Court, Smethers said, adding he is still being sought.

The burglaries occurred in the last few weeks and included vehicles, residence and garages, Smethers said. Items stolen included loose change, electronics, weapons and ammunition.

“Some victims had just been reporting the burglaries to Lake Wildwood security instead of filing reports with law enforcement,” Smethers said.

Cody Cook has had a string of cases in Nevada County dating back to 2010, including 11 misdemeanor cases and two felonies, for a variety of charges including drugs, assault, and resisting arrest. Cook was arrested in January 2012 after he reportedly caused two elementary schools in Lake Wildwood to go into lockdown. Sheriff’s deputies had responded to a call of a domestic dispute in which the caller reported that Cook was beating up his girlfriend, then left on foot with a handgun.

Deputies began combing the area, as did California Highway Patrol officers and K-9 units; a CHP helicopter also was dispatched. Cook was arrested less than two hours later, but no gun was found.

He was charged with battery against a cohabitant or spouse, and possessing a prohibited firearm. He pleaded no contest to the firearm charge and another count of failing to appear, and was sentenced to 180 days in jail and three years supervised probation.

His most recent arrest was in August, for possessing a controlled substance and being under the influence. He pleaded no contest to being under the influence of a controlled substance, but did not appear for his Oct. 6 sentencing. A $30,000 warrant for his arrest was issued.

To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email or call 530-477-4229.

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