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Two Arrested While Claiming a Prize

Two suspects were arrested on a variety of charges when they thought they were collecting a prize for purchasing a cell phone. Grass Valley Police Sgt Steve Johnson says the sequence of events began on Friday with the report of a stolen truck and ended Saturday with the booking of Kellen Lovell and Kyle Short both of Nevada City.
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Grass Valley Police officers responded quickly but missed the suspects by a few minutes. A store clerk provided a good description of the two suspects and told officers that the suspects had purchased a cellphone using the credit card.
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The officers waited around the corner and within 10 minutes the two suspects returned to the store to claim their gift card.
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Officers also located the stolen truck which had been stashed about one mile east of the Old 5 Mile House on Highway 20.

Both Kellen Lovell and Kyle Short were booked int the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on a a variety of drug possession, drug paraphernalia, theft, burglary, conspiracy, and receiving stolen property charges.

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