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Squatters Arrested at Property Outside Nevada City

Two people were arrested after Sheriff’s deputies found them squatting in a home and burglarizing surrounding homes. Nevada County Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Pettit says a deputy went to a home on Murchie Mine Road out side Nevada City, Saturday morning. Captain Pettit says 35 year old Heather Hood was found standing next to a car. Hood said she and 31 year old Joshua Packard had been squatting in a vacant home for several days. The deputy took Hood into custody for a warrant for her arrest. The Captain says when the trunk of the car Hood was standing next to was searched,  possible stolen items were found including dishes and computer parts.
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Both Hood and Packard was taken into custody for suspicion of burglary receiving stolen property and drug possession charges.

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