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“One-Man-Band(it)” Arrested for Stolen Property

A potential one man band featuring a guitar and a flute ended up without any instruments and a trip to jail. Grass Valley Police Lieutenant Alex Gammelgard says that story began when a Good Samaritan on East Main Street contacted a local music store after being approached by a suspect trying to sell a guitar. An officer was dispatched to the store to take a report and a second officer began an area check on East Main Street. During the area check, the officer made contact with 22 year-old Keeth Curtis of Grass Valley, carrying a guitar near a business that re-sells used items.
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At this point, the story then takes another unusual twist.
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The money was returned to the business and the flute and guitar were returned to the music store. The guitar is valued at 1200 dollars and the flute is valued at 600 dollars. Curtis was placed into custody, and at that time one last discovery was made.
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The stolen hat Curtis was wearing is valued at 20 dollars. Curtis was booked for commercial burglary and possession of stolen property in excess of 400 dollars.

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