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An 18-year-old Lake of the Pines resident who is suspected of participating in a burglary and car theft earlier this week was identified as Michael J. Kaspar.

Nevada County Sheriff’s Lt. Ron Smith said Kaspar and a 15-year-old boy were stopped by the California Highway Patrol in the early hours Sunday after they were clocked going 120 mph in a stolen BMW.

They eventually were linked to at least three area burglaries. They also implicated another 15-year-old boy who is suspected of receiving property stolen from the Lake of the Pines home from where the car had been taken.

Kaspar had been booked into Placer County Jail, but was no longer in custody late Thursday.

– Trina Kleist

Three arrested for identify theft

Three people from Grass Valley were arrested Wednesday for alleged identity theft, according to Capt. Dave Remillard of the Grass Valley Police Department.

Adam L. Tilford, 22, a carpenter; Garrett H. Stevens, 21, a cashier; and Sandra J. Kreiss, 35, a salesperson, were arrested on suspicion of using fraudulent documents and an identification card at various food stores, Remillard said. They were apprehended by police shortly after one of the purchases.

The three were placed on $10,000 bail and booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Center for conspiracy to commit a crime, burglary, and receiving stolen property.

All three were still in custody late Thursday afternoon.

– Dave Moller

Ceremony for homes set today

The city of Grass Valley will host its Heritage Home Award Ceremony at 3 p.m. today in the Council Chambers.

The ceremony, which honors homeowners dedicated to the historical heritage of their homes, will include an afternoon tea.

Grass Valley City Hall is located at 125 E. Main St.

For more information on the event, call 274-4330.

– The Union staff

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