ELVERTA (CBS13) — Deputies say they have arrested a man suspected of stealing military mementos from an Elverta resident’s home.
The incident happened back on March 26. According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, a person along Pope Street in Elverta called to report coming home and finding an alleged burglar in his bedroom.READ MORE: Sheriff To Talk About ‘Major Developments’ In Disappearance Of Kristin Smart
The suspect ran off into a nearby field, taking with him a whole host of items.
An alert resident soon flagged deputies down near Riego Market to report seeing a person apparently trying to hide in a bush.READ MORE: Watch The Derek Chauvin Trial Live
Deputies contacted the man and quickly identified him as 58-year-old Marysville resident Jerry Johnson. With him being on parole, a search of his car – which was parked nearby – was done and $1,000 worth of items allegedly stolen from the home were found.
Among the items recovered include military keepsakes, a vintage watch, coins, cash and paperwork. More stolen items as well as a backpack with bolt cutters and binoculars were also found in the field where Johnson had run off to.MORE NEWS: Sacramento County Clinics Switching Appointments From Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After CDC Guidance
Johnson has been arrested and is facing burglary charges. The burglary victim has since been reunited with his military memorabilia, deputies say.