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Suspect Arrested in Alta Sierra Burglary Case

Yesterday morning at 9:00, deputies responded to a residential burglary  in the Alta Sierra area where multiple items, including two vehicles, were stolen.  The deputy took the report and notified all nearby law enforcement agencies with the vehicle  information. Nevada County Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Smethers says, at that time, they had no idea who the suspect was in the case  but several items of evidence were located at the scene for further investigation. Then one of the vehicles, a 2012 Audi, was recovered in Grass Valley.

click to hear Bill Smethers

Last night Sheriff’s deputies made contact with a person known to them, Joshua Packard, who was out walking late at night in the area of the Coyote Street and Highway 49 near the fire station.
click to hear Bill Smethers

A Sheriff’s Sgt. responded to the area and located the second vehicle stolen in the burglary, a Nisan Altima, parked on Coyote St.
click to hear Bill Smethers

A short time later deputies located Joshua Packard and he was taken into custody for the stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, and being involved in the burglary itself.

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