Two suspects are now in jail following a burglary at a home on Idaho Maryland road last Friday. The suspects may be connected to other recent burglaries in the area.
A homeowner in the 14 thousand block of Idaho Maryland Road returned home about 3:30 Friday afternoon to find a burglary in progress. The homeowner reported seeing a male subject fleeing his home after stealing items from inside the house. The suspect was described as a white male adult with a goatee style beard wearing a grey hoodie and backpack. Lt. John Kropp says when the homeowner confronted the man he sped off on a motocross BMX style bike towards Brunswick road.
“Upon speaking with the homeowner, we got a description of the suspect and further witness statements. We got a description of the associated vehicle. Having knowledge of this vehicle from previous contacts, we were able to secure a search warrant.”
Investigators developed some leads that led to the Major Crimes Unit along with the Narcotics Task Force executing two search warrants at a residence on Nugget lane and a residence on Walker Dr., both in Grass Valley. A large amount of stolen property and evidence was recovered during the execution of the search warrants linking the occupants to several recent burglaries. Detectives arrested Gregory Pelletier, age 35 for felon in possession of ammunition, burglary and receiving stolen property. And Brendan Moore, age 27, was arrested on 3 outstanding felony arrest warrants for burglary with additional charges expected to be added at the completion of the investigation.