Suspects arrested after two burglaries
Nevada County sheriff’s detectives believe they have found the suspects responsible for burglarizing a south county storage facility – not once, but twice over a three-night period.
James Albert Gloyd, 30, and Edward Rushing, 23, of North Highlands, were arrested during the reported second burglary on Streeter Road, while they allegedly tried to steal a 700-pound gun safe.
The first burglary at the storage facility, in an industrial complex on the 10000 block of Streeter Road, reportedly took place Monday night or early Tuesday morning. The owner of the facility reported that $70,000 in tools had been stolen and other property had been vandalized.
Then, at 2:57 a.m. Thursday, the sheriff’s office received a call of suspicious activity at the storage facility.
When deputies arrived, they found a gate open at the property and saw a man, later identified as Gloyd, getting into a heavy-duty white Ford truck. The deputies ordered the suspect to stop what he was doing and get out of the truck, but he ignored the orders, started the truck and tried to drive around several patrol cars. He was not able to escape and eventually complied with the officers.
Rushing was found soon after, sitting in his vehicle on the property.
A 700-pound Winchester firearm safe that belonged to the victim of the burglary was found sitting in the bed of the Ford truck.
“They took it out with a dolly cart,” said investigator Jeff Pettitt.
The truck itself was registered out of El Cajon, and detectives believe it to be stolen, although it has not been reported stolen yet, Pettitt said.
“We did find the ignition punched in the truck and a screwdriver sitting in the seat,” Pettitt said.
Gloyd and Rushing did not talk about where they allegedly got the truck, and they have not been helpful in the investigation, Pettitt said.
Gloyd was booked on suspicion of possession of stolen property, vehicle theft, burglary, criminal conspiracy, and driving with a suspended license. Rushing was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft, burglary and criminal conspiracy.
While investigators have not made a definitive connection between the two burglaries, they believe they are related.
“A white flatbed truck was reported in the area the same day as the first burglary,” Pettitt said.
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