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Georgetown residents arrested in connection to burglaries

By From page A1 | December 16, 2013

An investigation by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Investigations Division led to three arrests Dec. 11 in connection with a string of burglaries from Pollock Pines and Camino through Placerville and outlying areas of Georgetown.

Deputies found a vehicle on Dec. 4 that had been stolen in a recent burglary, a press release stated. Detectives were able to connect a Georgetown resident to the car.

Meanwhile, deputies were looking for a wanted felon at an address on Wentworth Springs Road. A deputy, while there, noticed what he thought was stolen property and advised detectives.

On Dec. 10, deputies received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked behind the same Wentworth Springs address. It matched the description of a vehicle reported to the CHP as stolen. Deputies again responded to the residence and confirmed the vehicle to be the reported stolen vehicle.

A search warrant for the residence and surrounding property was approved. It was served the evening of Dec. 10. Hundreds of items, confirmed as stolen, were found during the search of the home and property. A number of other items suspected to be stolen were also discovered. The items were found in connection with four burglaries and one auto theft.

The itemization and photographing of the items began the next day. Due to the number of items found, it took a week to finish. While some of the stolen property was returned to the rightful owners and victims at the scene, the remaining property had to be moved by box truck to a storage facility.

Three Georgetown residents were arrested in connection with the burglaries. Jeri Acuna, 37, was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property and a stolen vehicle. Ryann Jana Leidel, 32, was arrested on two outstanding felony warrants. Tommie Richard Stover, a parolee, was also arrested on two felony warrants.

The investigation continues, but the Investigations Division anticipates matching the remaining property to additional victims.

Cole Mayer

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