NORTH AUBURN (CBS13) — A man on post release community supervision has been arrested after a stolen mountain bike was found in his hotel room.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says, just after 1 a.m. Monday, deputies contacted 30-year-old Neal Roose during a traffic stop in North Auburn. Somehow, deputies soon learned about some stolen items that were possibly in the hotel room where Roose was staying.READ MORE: Website To Order Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Is Up And Running
Deputies soon discovered a mountain bike that had been spray painted black inside the room. After running its serial number, deputies found that the bike had been reported stolen.READ MORE: Argument Preceded Shooting That Left Man, Woman Hurt In Elk Grove; Suspect Still Sought
Remembering a Facebook Marketplace post about a similar bike that had been reported missing, the deputy quickly linked the two and was able to get the bicycle back to its rightful owner.MORE NEWS: Woodland Woman, 19, Reported Missing Found Dead In Crash Off I-80 In Natomas
Roose, who deputies say knew he was buying a stolen bike, has been arrested and is facing charges of receiving stolen property.