NORTH AUBURN (CBS13) — An Auburn man has been arrested after deputies caught him allegedly draining gas from a Placer County vehicle.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says, early in the morning on Oct. 6, deputies responded to investigate an alarm at a county building in the North Auburn area. Deputies saw that someone was draining gas out of a county pickup truck, but no one was around.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 5 Hospitalized After Violent Night In Stockton
A deputy decided to wait and see if the suspect would come back. Sure enough, about 10 minutes later, the suspect returned – with the deputy allegedly seeing him get under the truck with an electric drill and metal screw.READ MORE: Coast Guard: 1,200-Foot Ship Dragged California Oil Pipeline
That suspect, 47-year-old Auburn man Zoltan Gergely, was soon arrested. He is now facing charges of felony vandalism, petty theft, and vehicle tampering.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Non-Profit Aims To Help Single Moms During Holidays
Deputies say the damage to the county truck is estimated to be over $2,000.