By CBS13 Staff

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.

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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.

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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.

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Johnson has been arrested and is facing burglary charges. The burglary victim has since been reunited with his military memorabilia, deputies say.