PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) – Sheriff’s deputies in Placer County caught six burglars in the act on Monday in two separate home break-ins, one in Meadow Vista and the other in Applegate, the department announced.

All six of the suspects are from Sacramento County.

The owner of an unoccupied home on Clipper Gap Road in Applegate called the sheriff’s office at 8:50 a.m. to report that the home he recently inherited had three unauthorized people on the property.

Deputies responded and saw a trailer in front of the residence, which turned out to be filled with property taken from the home. As deputies arrived, the three suspects were reportedly breaking out the home’s windows and two sliding-glass doors with a golf club. Damage to the windows and doors was estimated at $4,000.

Arrested were Zachary Forest Lackett, 20, of North Highlands, Christopher Elliott Walker, 18, of Sacramento, and Zeth Andrew Stuart, 23, also of North Highlands. All three were charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit a crime and vandalism. They were booked at the Placer County Jail.

At 3:10 p.m, a deputy was checking on an unoccupied home that had recently been burglarized in the 17000 block of Placer Hills Road. Upon her arrival, the deputy saw a car backed into the home’s driveway, and suspects loading property into the vehicle. All three suspects were arrested on charges of burglary and conspiracy.

Arrested were: Theresa Lynette Schnackel, 45, of Rio Linda, Dennis Dorman, 45, of North Highlands and Kristen Karen Jacobs, 31, also of North Highlands.

Schnackel was also charged with possession of controlled substance, methamphetamine, concentrated cannabis, drug paraphernalia, and with violating probation. Dorman was charged with possessing meth and paraphernalia. Jacobs was charged with possession of a controlled substance. All three were booked at the Placer County Jail.


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