A Sacramento man was arrested by Placer County Sheriff’s deputies Thursday morning when he was found passed out in his car, which was full of stolen property at the Walgreen’s parking lot on Douglas Blvd. in Granite Bay at 11:40 a.m. Officer Deana Irwin says a concerned citizen notified Sheriff’s deputies.
“A concerned citizen at Walgreens saw him in the parking lot passed out in his car with the engine running. Thankfully, they called us and a deputy found that same situation when he got there, but the guy had a meth pipe on his lap, a syringe on the floor, and a later search found marijuana inside the engine compartment.”
When deputies arrived, they found Yevgeniy Gorlachev slumped over in the driver’s seat with the engine running. When a deputy asked the man if he was okay, the man woke up. A search of the vehicle revealed heroin, a syringe, a glass pipe with methamphetamine inside, and the marijuana and pipe stashed in the fuse box. Also in the car were a stolen iPhone and other cell phones, blank checks that did not belong to Gorlachev, a laptop computer, iPods and stereos. The vehicle was impounded so detectives could process the large amount of stolen property inside.
Gorlachev, 24, was arrested and transported to the Placer County Jail in Auburn. He was booked on charges of possession and transportation of a controlled substance (heroin), possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of stolen property, possession of hypodermic needle and for committing a felony while released on his own recognizance. His bail is set at $25,000. Authorities are attempted to return the stolen items to their owners, the iPhone was returned to the owner.