4 arrested for thefts – Police find area firms’ stolen property in search
After a lengthy investigation into various local business burglaries, officers from the Grass Valley Police Department and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office searched a home in Nevada City this week and arrested four people.
Officers found property that had been stolen from at least six local businesses in recent months, Grass Valley Police Capt. Dave Remillard said.
The raid occurred Tuesday at about 1 p.m., when investigators converged on a home on the 10500 block of Boulder Street.
“Officers found a large amount of property that had been stolen during commercial burglaries in Grass Valley and in Nevada County,” Remillard said.
Remillard said some of the recovered property belonged to Network Real Estate and Sierra Motor Sports. The majority of the recovered property was computer equipment, he said. A large amount of yard equipment, including an $800 lawn mower stolen from Sierra Motor Sports, was located.
“We have had several commercial burglaries in the last couple of months and have been investigating them,” he said. The investigation began in January and is still ongoing to find any additional suspects.
Investigators have not identified all of the businesses hit by the alleged thieves.
Four were arrested at the residence.
Donald Lee McGuckin, 38, of Nevada City, was booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance, being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, committing a felony while out on bail, possession of stolen property, burglary and possession of a controlled substance for sale.
Remillard said McGuckin is the primary suspect in the thefts.
Shawn Edward Tuupoina and Angel Mike Martinez, both 27 and of Sacramento, were arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession for sale.
Natalie Joy Wilson, 34, of Nevada City, was arrested on the same charges, as well as being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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