Jewels taken in Nevada City |

Jewels taken in Nevada City

With the help of deputies from another county, Nevada City police nabbed two alleged jewelry thieves Tuesday morning trying to flee the scene of the crime with more than $1,000 in merchandise in their getaway car.

Nevada City Police Sgt. Lorin Gage said a business owner on the 200 block of Broad Street called at 4:46 a.m. to report an alarm for California Gold, a jewelry store on the 300 block of Broad Street, was sounding.

Police responded and found glass on the front window smashed, and all of the jewelry and gold nugget quartz in the display case was gone.

The suspects were last seen in a newer gray BMW driving south on Highway 49.

“We put out a bulletin for Placer County (deputies) to watch for the vehicle,” Gage said. “At 5:15 or 5:20 (a.m.), Placer County stopped them at the Chevron station on Bell Road in Auburn.”

Gage said all of the missing merchandise was found on the BMW’s floorboards behind the driver’s seat.

“It was a lot of gold, gold nugget quartz, necklaces,” Gage said. “I can’t put a specific value on it yet, but it is all worth well over $1,000.”

Nevada City police drove to Auburn and arrested the driver, Daniel Jeske, 25, and his passenger, Daniel Sewell, 21, for burglary and possession of stolen property.

Jeske was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

The men are being held at Wayne Brown Correctional Facility; Jeske with $11,000 bail and Sewell with $10,000 bail.


To contact staff writer Robyn Moormeister, e-mail robynm or call 477-4236.

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