Placer County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a man suspected of stealing military keepsakes from an Elverta home.
On March 26, According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, a person on Pope Street in Elverta reported coming home to find a burglar in his bedroom.
The suspect ran off, taking the loot with him.
Later, a nearby resident flagged down deputies near Riego Market to report seeing a person trying to hide in some bushes.
Deputies contacted the man and quickly identified him as 58-year-old Marysville resident Jerry Johnson. A search of his nearby car was done and over $1,000 worth of items taken from the home were found.
Among the items recovered include military items, 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.
Johnson has been arrested and is facing burglary charges. The burglary victim has since been reunited with his property.