ESCALON (CBS13) — Deputies arrested a suspect on multiple charges including grand theft during a state of emergency on Tuesday.

According to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, 26-year-old John Harlan Deathriage trespassed onto private property early Monday morning and tried to steal fuel from a farm fuel bladder. He was confronted by the owner and ran from the scene, leaving behind tanks of fuel, a female friend, and his wallet.

The sheriff’s department said Deathriage is known to them for prior burglary, theft and stolen property cases. He also had two outstanding warrants.

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After searching his known locations, deputies found Deathriage on Tuesday in Stanislaus County and took him into custody.

He was charged with conspiracy to commit a crime, petty theft, vehicle theft, receiving known stolen property, vandalism and grand theft during a state of emergency as well as his outstanding warrants.


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