Three men have been arrested in connection with the late night burglary of Tripps Auto Body Shop in Grass Valley. Grass Valley Police Department responded to call from Tripps at 8:30 Thursday morning. Police investigating the crime discovered Eric Lester 31 in a residence directly across the street from the auto body shop. Two additional men believed to be involved with the crime were also taken into custody. Devin Howell, transient, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and Thomas Bailes for possesion of paraphernalia for use of a controlled substance.
Grass Valley Police Capt. Rex Marks said property connected to the alleged burglary was also located.
Captain Marks credits his officers with excellent police work in identifying and locating the three suspects and property.
The three men may be connected to other crimes in the area.
Anyone with knowledge of these activities is encouraged to contact he Grass Valley Police Department.